Tour de France Wine Dinner
Greetings from Cobalt Grille, This month we are heading back to France
for our last Wine Dinner of the year.
Please join us on Thursday November 7th for our “Tour de France Wine Dinner”
The history of French wine spans a period of at least 2600 years dating to the founding of Massalia in the 6th century BC by Phocaeans with the possibility that viticulture existed much earlier. The Romans did much to spread viticulture across the land they knew as Gaul, encouraging the planting of vines in areas that would become the well known wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Languedoc, Loire Valley and the Rhone.
Over the course of its history, the French wine industry would be influenced and driven by the commercial interests of the lucrative English market and Dutch traders. Prior to the French Revolution, the Catholic Church was one of France's largest vineyard owners-wielding considerable influence in regions such as Champagne and Burgundy where the concept of terroir first took root.
Aided by these external and internal influences, the French wine industry has been the pole bearer for the world wine industry for most of its history with many of its wines considered the benchmark for their particular style. The late 20th and early 21st century brought considerable change—earmarked by a changing global market and competition from other European wine regions like Italy and Spain as well as emerging New World wine producers like California, Australia and South America
Arden Allen, Cobalt Grille’s Wine Steward (Pure Barre or Wine Bar) and Chef
Alvin Williams (recently put a ring on it) have tasted the wines and have formulated a great food and wine pairing.
Stehane Defot founder and owner of Z Wine Gallery Imports will be here alongside our very own Wine Director Arden Allen who will guide us through this 6 course Food & Wine Pairing.
Domaine Sangouard Macon-Villages ’11, Burgundy
Seared Branzini over white bean & Arugula salad, olives and crispy capers
Domaine de la Chezette Sancerre ’12, Loire Valley
Pork Ribeye with Ratatouille and Provence Jus
Romain Duvernay Costieres de Nimes ’11, Rhone Valley
Chateau Piegue Cremant de Loire nv
Beef Wellington with Bordeaux Bordelaise Sauce
Chateau Mazetier Tradition ’10, Bordeaux
Chateau la Caze Bellevue Saint Emilion ’10, Bordeaux
Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee
WHEN -Thursday November 7th 2013 6.45 reception 7.00 Dinner
WHERE- Cobalt Grille, where friends eat, drink and are merry!!!
WHY – because it’s our last hoorah before the holidays!!
Cost $65 per person, tax & gratuity not included
Limited Seating. Please call 757-333-3334 for reservations.
Please reserve early to avoid disappointment.