In 1930s, after the International Wine and Food Society (IWFS) demonstrated to the dining public that wines could heighten the taste of food, food and drink pairing had already become an international culinary practice even in the Philippines.
Although wine has paved the way in food and drink pairing, only a few would know that other drinks can lso be paired with food.
A world renowned Filipino rum brand, Don Papa Rum, is introducing a new way of food and drink pairing. With the Italian concept of apertivo, rum-based drinks are now being paired with different delicacies.
To better promote this new rum-pairing concept, Don Papa Rum invited the winners of the Don Papa Cocktail Competition in the Netherlands to demonstrate the basics of food and cocktail pairings.
Creating a perfect set of cocktail drinks,land dishes, Chef Marcus Shockley and Andrei Talapanescu, proved that there is a perfect marriage of food and rum-based cocktails.
With the new way in food and drink pairing, Don Papa just created a groundbreaking innovation in the food and beverage industry giving rum aficionados a more flexible way in creating perfect food and cocktail pairs that will surely make their taste buds feel the heaven of drinking spirits.