Please join us on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30pm for a special dinner featuring the wines of Steve and Jill Matthiasson. The Matthiassons are farmers who raise a diversity of crops including fruit trees and olives, not to mention chickens, in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Steve has become one of Napa’s top viticultural consultants, working with clients that include Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Araujo Estate, Spottswoode and Hall. Steve is said to have an admirable ability to mesh modern research science with a farmer’s intuition, and has helped vintners achieve more flavor at lower sugar levels, while setting up integrated pest management and other sustainable practices. He has been nominated for a James Beard Award, and named winemaker of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle. The Matthiassons make terrific, elegant Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but are also know for championing less well-known varietals such as Ribolla Gialla.
At L’Auberge Chez François, we have also been raising a few crops, mostly vegetables and herbs, while trading for eggs with a local farm, recycling our waste and improving our sustainability. We are thrilled to present some of the most exciting wines coming out of California today, from a family of growers who share our passion.
Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapés
Matthiasson California Rosé 2016
Roasted Virginia Rockfish, Herb-Velouté Sauce, A Duo of Fondue and Fried Garden Leeks
Matthiasson Napa Valley Chardonnay ‘Linda Vista Vineyard’ 2015
Sautéed Delmarva Elephant Truck Scallops, Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce, Wild Rice Galette
Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine 2014
Matthiasson Napa Valley Ribolla Gialla 2014
Roasted Creekstone Farms Beef Tenderloin, Matthiasson Cabernet Jus, Potatoes Boulangere
Matthiasson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Grand Marnier Marinated Strawberries and Valrhona Chocolate Gâteau
Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee and Harney and Sons Fine Teas
$114, excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $145
We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email email@example.com with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.