Local Event Premier Host
Cost: $162 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, for a total of $208 per person.
Do they make wines that express terroir in California? In the past, some said (especially if they were French!) that many California wines just tasted of ripe fruit and wine-making tricks, like they could have come from anywhere. But more and more Californian winemakers have taken up the challenge to produce wines that say something about where they were grown, expressing personality and uniqueness.
So we are happy to have our old friend Robert McFarlane of Potomac Selections join us to present wines by five hot producers from California. Robert will explain how they undress their wines, instead of dressing them up, through careful farming and restrained wine-making. The result are wines of individuality: complex, aromatic and flavorful, without being over-extracted or out of balance.
Chef Jacques and team have crafted a menu to highlight the authenticity of the wines, for an unforgettable gustatory experience, under our Grande Tente on a magical late September evening.
California Terroir Wine Dinner Menu
Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapes
Folk Machine Chenin Blanc, Merritt Island 2019
Gratin of Virginia Flounder, Shitake Mushrooms
LIOCO Chardonnay ‘Estero’, Russian River Valley 2018
Medallion of Ahi Tuna, Pinot Noir Reduction Hirsch Vineyards
Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir ‘Bohan Dillon’, Sonoma Coast 2019
Espresso Marinated Veal Loin Chop, Pommes Boulangères, Seasonal Vegetables
Chef Pascal’s Classic Paris Brest Choux Pastry with Praline Crème
Locally-roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas
We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns so all may join the festivities. Please email email@example.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price this evening.