One of the single ingredient dishes at Montys of Kathmandu

One of the single ingredient dishes at Montys of KathmanduKrug

It’s an unlikely pairing, but that’s precisely the point: Krug Champagne has launched the 2019 single ingredient and it is… pepper.

Krug X Pepper is the fifth single ingredient to be paired with the iconic Champagne, in a nod to Krug’s individuality. Three Dublin restaurants have created dishes using the single ingredient, which are designed to pair with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée.

Montys of Kathmandu in Temple Bar, Dublin has created two dishes for the occasion (pictured above). There’s monkfish and pepper sashlick, medium spiced barbecued monkfish with mixed peppers (€68), and jumbo prawn Tareko, pan-fried medium spiced barbecued jumbo prawns and mixed peppers (€69). Both dishes are served with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée.

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In The Greenhouse on Dawson Street, the dish (above) is hand-dived scallops with frozen oyster, elderflower and jalapeño pepper, caviar, paired perfectly with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvee. The dish is included in the set four or six-course menu, with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvee costing €65 plus set menu price.

Finally, in Temple Bar’s Rosa Madre, the single ingredient dish is anchovies marinated with red and yellow peppers, and croutons, with burrata made with milk and topped with sweet paprika and toasted pine nuts on the side. It’s €45, with a glass ofKrug Grande Cuvée.

 The Krug X Pepper Single Ingredient dishes will be available until the end of August.