Vive la France Wine Dinner
July 18th, 7pm
Château de Fontenille, Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc 2018 (Bordeaux)
Light gold in color, teeming with enticing aromas of citrus fruit and white peaches, the Bordeaux blanc displays wonderful acidity and freshness on the palate coupled with exotic fruit and citrus flavors.
Scallop & Shrimp Tartare
scallop, shrimp, cucumber, meyer lemon, shallot, sweet pepper
Figuiére Méditerranée Rosé 2019 (Provence)
Méditerranée Rosé is intended to be light, invigorating and easy-to-enjoy. Aromas and flavors of peach, orange skin and white flowers are accented by refreshing acidity and a salty minerality thanks to the influence of the sea.
Summer Strawberry Salad
bibb lettuce, strawberries, smoked gruyere cheese, dijon vinaigrette, toast point
Château de Saint Cosme, Little James’ Basket Press Red NV (Rhône Valley)
This is an ideal wine for discovering the typicity of Grenache from the southern Rhône. The wine combines a broad array of varietal Grenache traits: softness, red fruit, and vibrancy with a dash of power, length, and structure.
Duck Beggars Purse
pastry, duck, cherries, roquefort cheese
Château de Parenchére, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016 (Bordeaux)
Very pure and deep black-cherry flavors highlight this inky-colored and full-bodied 100% Syrah. It's packed with layers of very ripe cherry, plum, and blackberry and wrapped in thick velvety tannins for a full mouthfeel. It's juicy, jammy and surprisingly well-integrated walking a seamless line between power and grace.
Paupiettes de Veau (Stuffed Veal)
veal, saucisson (French dry-cured sausage), applewood smoked gruyere, wine sauce, served with creamed spinach
Château La Tour Blanche, Emotions de La Tour Blanche (Sauternes)
Due to the climate of the Sauternes region, wines are produced from grapes affected by the botrytis cinerea, a “noble rot” that develops on the berries. This phenomenon creates a high concentration of natural sugar and complex aromas of spice and dried fruits.
Salted Caramel Crème Brûlée
caramel, cream, sea salt