THE CIVIL SERVANT WITH FIDEUA WITH SQUID & PRAWNS, LEMON & GARLIC ALLIOLI
FOOD MATCH: There’s so much going on with fideua that you need a cocktail that is itself both comforting and complicated. This drink is a real balance of fresh and aged flavours, spice and floral notes. With a dish like this it would be easy to pair with purely fresh flavours but the oak on the cognac and the spice from the bitters allows us to tie in with the pan-fried joy of fideau. Also the anise in the fennel is a great bridging flavour between the dish and the cocktail.