Odd Pair: Taco Cabana's Shrimp Tampico Quesadilla & Pinot Gris
I hate to admit that when Taco Cabana announces the return of the Shrimp Tampico quesadillas, happy little butterflies begin to float in my tummy. It's embarrassing, ridiculous and, sadly true.
Though I'd tried all week to fight the urge and seek out healthier food offerings, I found myself succumbing to the bright-pink drive-thru after a particularly rough day that left me wanting something fatty and quick. To help further reduce my stress, I decided to treat myself to a little wine while I indulged in my fast food dinner.
Elk Grove 2009 Pinot Gris wowed me with its fruitiness and drinkability. It's a little sweet, a little crisp, and it paired perfectly with the greasy, cheesy quesadillas. The quesadillas lessened the acidity of the wine while the wine played up the garlicky Shrimp Tampico.
This wine has an intense citrusy aroma, which proved to be an excellent match for the seafood filling.
It also will hold its own with spicier foods, allowing you to really pile on the jalapenos for maximum burnage. Perfecto!