I'm not much of a drinker, and I rarely do pairings. I understand that the different wines can really enhance a dish but I don't have the tolerance, or the appreciation to choose to partake. The benefit to me is generally cost and calories.
However, there are some menus where rather than letting the diner opt out of pairings, they provide a non-alcoholic alternative at the same cost. My question is two-fold:
1) Do you feel like NA parings are a lesser value?
2) Can NA pairings,mock-tails,etc. ever compliment a dish as well as wine or spirits?