Holiday Spirits: Navigating Friendsgiving Potluck Selections with Filipino Flair

Article published at: 2023年11月8日 Article tag: Beer
Holiday Spirits: Navigating Friendsgiving Potluck Selections with Filipino Flair
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Friendsgiving is a celebration of gratitude and camaraderie, and what better way to honor this than by infusing it with the rich flavors of Filipino cuisine? Each dish, bursting with taste and tradition, can be perfectly paired with a selection of spirits from to elevate your potluck experience. Here's how to match these beloved Filipino dishes with the right alcoholic beverage.

The Welcome Cocktail: Sparkling Starters

Greet your guests with a glass of Cinzano Prosecco as they arrive, a light and bubbly start that pairs wonderfully with Filipino appetizers like Lumpiang Shanghai. The crispness of the Prosecco complements the savory crunch of these mini spring rolls.

Lumpiang Shanghai | Recipedia

For the Main Course: Reds and Whites

A hearty Adobo, whether chicken or pork, is a staple at any Filipino gathering. The rich, vinegary sauce goes well with a medium-bodied red like Barefoot Merlot. For those who prefer white meat dishes like Inasal na Manok, a chilled Jacob's Creek Chardonnay with its bright acidity is the perfect match.

Philippine adobo - Wikipedia

The Whisky Lover's Delight

For a dish with bold flavors like Lechon Kawali, with its crispy skin and tender meat, a smooth bourbon or a rich single malt can be an excellent companion. A bottle of Jameson Irish Whisky from, with its mellow smoothness, can stand up to the richness of the dish.

Air fried lechon kawali (crispy pork belly)

Craft Beers for the Casual Toast

Pair a selection of craft beers with a communal favorite like Sisig. The citrus notes of a wheat beer or the bitterness of an Engkanto Mango Nation cut through the dish's spicy and fatty profile, making for a refreshing contrast. 

Sizzling Pork Sisig Manila - Recipe

The Non-Alcoholic Option: Mocktails and More

For a non-alcoholic pairing with Pancit Canton, consider a zesty mocktail or a flavored sparkling water like Lemon Perrier Sparkling Water . The lightness of the drink won't overpower the delicate flavors of the noodles and vegetables.

Special Pancit Canton

The After-Dinner Wind Down: Digestifs

Conclude your meal with a Filipino dessert like Leche Flan and a digestif. A sweet Port or a smooth local Brandy like Emperador Light will complement the caramel sweetness of the flan, providing a soothing end to the feast.

Leche Flan with Cream Cheese - Salu Salo Recipes

Friendsgiving with a Filipino twist is an unforgettable affair, blending the warmth of Filipino hospitality with the joy of the season. With these pairings from, each dish and sip is a celebration of friendship and cultural heritage. Mabuhay ang Friendsgiving!