It is perfect with oak-smoked salmon and tangy pickled cucumbers, or with seasonal vegetables like tomatoes. The intense fruit flavors and slightly biscuity finish of the champagne also pair well with tuna or peppery smoked duck. Beef carpaccio will be enhanced by the explosive fruit flavors released by the champagne.
In a spirit of sharing and simplicity, boards of charcuterie or fresh goat cheese, Ossau iraty or young mimolette, will be ideal!
To finish, the lush and fruity flavors of Veuve Clicquot rosé champagne will lend itself wonderfully to seasonal red fruits, such as strawberries or soon cherries.