excellent food and wines to accompany

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alberto84

New Member
Spanish - Spain
Hi,

I have been trying to figure out if the following sentence is correct: "The restaurant provides excellent food and wines to accompany". I believe I am not able to find the correct verb (it sounds like accompany but might be different) and it does not sound quite right to me...

In a more informal manner I would say "...excellent food and wines to match" but I would like to put it in a more formal way.

What do you guys think?

Thank you in advance.
 
  • SuK

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    It sounds like a bit of informal writing to be honest (something that was found in a review of a restaurant?). They mean it in way that you deduced.

    In wine connoisseur language, wines are "paired" with food, rather than "matched", and the combination of food and wine is referred to as a "pairing". So one possible suggestion would be "The restaurant provides excellent food and wine pairings."

    If you google "food" "wine" and "pairing" you may come up with additional ways of saying what you wish to say.
     
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