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Galatoire's Bistro Wine Dinner: French vs. American

Posted by perle0 on 2008-04-07 12:22:44 (5166 views)

[Events]
[Baton Rouge]
Galatoire's Bistro cordially invites you to attend their French vs. American wine dinner on April 16, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

You'll sample a variety of French and American varietals and let your own palate decide which is best while enjoying unique menu creations from Chef Brian Landry.

Be sure to join us as we compare and contrast French and American varietals. Reserve your seat today: $85 per person including tax and gratuity.

Menu

Hors d'oeuvres
~2005 Trimbach, Pinot Gris~

Premier
House Smoked Salmon Over a Celery Root and Potato Galette in a Local Shrimp and Chive Butter
~2005 Sterling, Sauvignon Blanc~
~2005 Château de Sancerre, Sancerre~


Intermediaire
Sautéed Veal Sweetbreads with Morel Mushrooms, Salsify and a Madeira Cherry-Mustard Pan Sauce
~2006 Acacia, Pinot Noir~
~2005 Tollot Beaut Chorey, Côte de Beaune~


Principal
Seared Venison Loin with Port Glazed Turnips and
Snow Peas over Parsley Puree
~2005 Jade Mountain, La Provencale~
~2004 Château Le Nerthe, Châteauneuf-du-pape~


Finale
Fruit Soup with Melon and Louisiana Strawberries
~BV, Muscat de Beaulieu~

What is a varietal?

A varietal is a wine made entirely or almost entirely of one single grape or one variety of grape. Until the 1960s, most people had never heard of the actual grape varieties, like chardonnay or cabernet sauvingnon.

At this time, wine making was a European tradition and European wines were often made with blends of grapes. These wines were being named after the places they were made. Champagne, Chianti, and Bordeaux are all places.

When California and other "New World" wine makers began making serious amounts of fine wines, they labeled their product after the grape type from which it was created. This was done first, because they were working with noble grapes that Europeans had always used, and they wanted people to know that. Additionally, California, Australia, South Africa and South America didn't have wine making traditions which helped buyers instantly anticipate what their wines would taste like.

Upcoming Wine Dinnners at Galatoire's Bistro:

May 29, 2008
Blackjack Ranch Vineyards

June 18, 2008
Piper-Heidsieck

Please contact Jeffrey Conaway at (225)753-4864 or jeffreyconaway@msn.com to reserve a spot.

Galatoire's Bistro
17451 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 753-4864

 

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