'Tour de France' Wine Tasting Dinner At L’Assiette
French cafe-bistro L’Assiette is to host another of its popular gastronomic ‘Tour de France’ evenings on Friday 26 October.
Hosted by Will Brunel-Morvan of wine merchant Maison Vouron, the evening will consist of a gourmet ‘tour’ of France from north to south, exploring typical wines from each region partnered with traditional food matches. Your host will talk you through each wine, providing an excellent opportunity to learn more about French wine and food.
The dinner is $100 per person and includes canapés and apéritif, six-course set menu and tasting of six French wines. A vegetarian menu is also available on request at time of booking.
Bookings are essential and can be made in person at L’Assiette, 9 Britomart Place, or on 09 309 0961. Bon appétit!
GASTRONOMIC ‘TOUR DE FRANCE’
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2012 6.30PM
$100 per person
Canapés on arrival
Pissaladière: French caramelised onion tart topped with anchovy, leek and parmesan
Albert Mann Pinot Gris 2010 (Alsace)
Vol au vent: puff pastry stuffed with ratatouille and goat’s cheese
Champalou Vouvray 2010 (Loire Valley)
Salmon en papillote: salmon fillet baked in a bag with saffron stock and asparagus
Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Villages 2011 (Burgundy)
Venison with Sauce Grand Veneur: seared venison finished in the oven and served with sauce grand veneur, roast vine tomato and smoked potato puree
Cazes Cotes du Roussillon Villages “Marie-Gabrielle” 2009 (South France)
Pork belly: crispy skinned milk braised pork belly served with lentils and a wild mushroom foam
Rosé de Bourbon Bordeaux Cadillac Rouge 2010 (Bordeaux)
Pont-l’Evêque: soft cheese from Normandy served with honeycomb, walnuts and sourdough
Gilles Robin Crozes-Hermitage “Alberic Bouvet” 2009 (Rhone Valley)
Ile Flottante: ‘floating island’ meringue floating on crème anglaise
Jolys Jurançon Doux 2008 (South-West France)
Created 15 October 2012