Joseph Drouhin Wine Dinner

February 26th, 2013 at 6 PM

Pizzaioli Wine Dinner featuring French wine producer Joseph Drouhin Domaine with special guest speaker Laurent Drouhin on February 26th, 2013 at 6 PM.

Appetizer

Saint Veran 2011stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, with its golden hue, its greenish reflection and its refreshing taste. The aromas are reminiscent of the ripe Chardonnay grape, with subtle notes of musk.

Gougères, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Cheese – Gougères a baked savory choux pastry filled with Gruyère cheese, served with the tomato slice, Burrata (made from mozzarella and cream), extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil, served with:

Puligny-Montrachet 2010 – The aromas evoke trees in bloom and white flesh fruit, like white peaches. On the palate, there is a sensation of fresh silkiness. Long and persistent in the aftertaste, ending on an exceptional wealth of flavors, both floral and fruity.

Salad

Burgundy Salad with Poached Egg – arugula, endive, mixed baby greens, red onion, cherry tomatoes, garlic croutons and poached egg drizzled with mustard vinaigrette, served with:

Cotes de Nuit Village 2010 – Bright ruby color. On the nose, intense aromas of wild cherry, liquorice and mild spices, evolving towards notes of undergrowth and mushroom.

Entrées

Free Range Chicken roasted with shallots, prosciutto, black mushrooms, cabbage, onions, Brussels sprouts and Chardonnay over mascarpone-crushed potatoes, served with:

Gevrey Chambertin 2010 – The woody character is subtle and marries delicately with the other aromas. As the wine evolves, there are more complex notes, such as mild spice, nutmeg and leather.

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Beef Burgundy – Braised Prime beef roasted with mushrooms, carrots, pancetta, pearl onions, and Pinot Noir, served over white polenta served with:

Pommard 2010 – An intense, bright, red color; a powerful nose, with notes of black cherry and spice, evolving towards aromas of young leather. On the palate, the tannins give a certain impression of firmness, somewhat softened by a nice, harmonious texture.

Le Fromage

Burgundian Cheese Assortment, served with:

Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches – An absolute treat, powerful, soft, harmonious with superb aromas of dark berries.There remains a final and most pleasing sensation of harmony, fullness and delicate tannins, as the wine lingers on the palate.

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