When you’re having a steak or seafood dinner at Snoqualmie Casino’s Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood, you should pair your meal with whatever drink you prefer, especially while enjoying a night out with friends, family or a loved one. If you enjoy all types of wine, or if you are particularly interested in wine and food pairings, you may want to be a bit pickier with your drink choice.
Don’t feel bad if you lack encyclopedic knowledge of wine styles and flavors. Even if you appreciate a good glass of wine, you (like most people) may not have invested hundreds of hours into tasting to refine your pallet. If you love wine, love steak and seafood, and want some advice on choosing the perfect wine to compliment your meal, Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood can help.
Best Wines to Go with Vista’s Signature Seafood Options
King Salmon – If you’re in the mood for ultra-fresh, delicious seafood at Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood, it’s hard to go wrong with the King Salmon; a Dry Rosé, Chardonnay or Champagne/Sparkling Wine can be an excellent pairing. Consider trying the Salmon with Chandon’s Brut or Rosé or Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay. King Salmon also pairs perfectly with the Vouray frоm France or Veuve Clicquot Champagne.
Shrimp Scampi or Lobster Mac and Cheese – A good Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé or Chianti can be perfectly paired with lobster dishes. Considering trying Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood’s Lobster Mac and Cheese with Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, Shafer Chardonnay frоm Napa, or Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling frоm Germany. Sparkling Wine, Pinot Grigios, and Chardonnays are also great with Shrimp Scampi, so consider pairing that dish with Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine, La Crema Pinot Gris, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc or Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc.
Ribeye – When you’re enjoying a great Washington Grass Fed, Mishima Reserve or Double R Ranch Ribeye at Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood, try pairing it with Chateau Ste. Michelle Ethos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tenderloin – Tenderloins are complimented well by Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. When you order the Double R Ranch, Mishima Reserve, or Gebbers Farms Tenderloin at Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood, try pairing your steak with Radius Merlot or Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon frоm Napa, CA.
New York – With a New York Strip Steak you can’t go wrong with a Cabernet Sauvignon, which is why we recommend trying our Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon or Turley Juvenile Zinfandel. These wines are also nicely paired with the Niman Ranch or Mishima Reserve New York Steak, both served at Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood.
Can’t Go Wrong with a Cabernet Sauvignon
The undisputed favorite for many steak eaters and wine drinkers, Cabernet Sauvignons tend to possess a lot of characteristics that make them an ideal match for steak. Steak has a lot of strong flavors, so whatever you choose to drink has a lot of savory sensations to contend with. Cabernet Sauvignons are known for robust fruity flavors that can give steak a run for its money.
These wines also tend to be rich in tannins and have high alcohol levels in comparison to other varieties. Both of those attributes can help offset the flavor frоm the fat in the steak. The combination results in a smoother wine drinking experience and a more delectable steak.
Other Popular Pairings for Different Cuts and Wines at Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood
Red wines are by far the most popular option for pairing with steak, but if you’re a fan of white wines all hope is not lost. Chardonnay can be a refreshing accompaniment for filet mignon, especially when the filet mignon is served with a lot of bite frоm peppercorns.
The same full-bodied nature that make Cabernets so popular as a steak accompaniment applies to white wines as well. In most cases, a full-bodied white wine is going to be your best bet if you’re looking for something to pair with your steak dinner.
In addition to Chardonnays, you can also seek out Viognier or Marsanne whites, as they tend to have bold, full-bodied flavor profiles. Also don’t forget about Champagne, Prosecco or other Sparkling Wines – they can be a lovely match for some steaks, especially something like steak tartare.
Enjoy an Unparalleled Steakhouse Experience and Exceptional Wine as Well
Award-winning steakhouse, Vista Prime Steaks & Seafood, offers the largest selection of ultra-premium steak frоm eight Pacific Northwest ranches. In addition to having some of the best beef in the Seattle area, they offer an extensive selection of wine options that pair perfectly with their premium cuts and fresh seafood. Elevate your dining experience at one of the finest steakhouses in the Seattle metro area with a breathtaking backdrop of the Snoqualmie Valley. You can make your reservations at snocasino.com or by calling (425) 888-1234.