Grenoble walnut

Jan 11, 2022

A little basic chemistry to better understand the origins of a succulent trio. Caramel aromas (marked by an aldehyde, close to vanilla) have hooked atoms like those of Grenoble walnut and vanilla. This is why it is so well matched with its two dessert partners, but also with wines marked by these aromas, especially madeiras and ports, as well as very ripe rivesaltes and sauternes.

Complementary Ingredients

  • Sesame oil
  • Coffee
  • Roasted coconut
  • Curry
  • Dried fig
  • Muesli
  • Licorice
  • Celery salt
  • Mushrooms
  • Sautéed scallops

Wine & Complementary Drinks

  • Bourbon
  • Fine sherry
  • Madeira
  • Tawny Port
  • Rum añejo
  • Tequila reposado

More to discover in the book Taste Buds and Molecules.


Discover the aromatic recipes on the website: by Francois Chartier.