Tuesday, September 27, 2011

5 Year Anniversary Party

Join us
Saturday, October 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
to celebrate our 5-Year Anniversary with Corsican wine and a feast, that you might find on the island, of roasted suckling pig.

The Domaine Maestracci Wines
E Prove

The Blanc:
Made with 100% Rolle, as it's called in France, and Malvoisie de Corse, in parts of Corsica and Vermentino in Italy. Confused yet? Aromas of pear and lime with a fascinating smoky note. Soft, ripe fruit with a fresh feel in the mouth and a very tasty herb character.

The Rouge:
A blend of Nielluccio (the island’s clone of Sangiovese), Grenache, a more recent import, Syrah, another newer arrival, and Sciacarello, a native Corsican variety that may be the source of the island’s most distinct wine. A rustic but pleasing red that has bright notes of cherry fruit and a earthy finish.

$20 per person - for food and wine!


Wine and Corsica

Since the arrival of the Phoenicians around 570 B.C., Corsica has produced a lot of wine in steep, coastal terrain. Production increased after 1950 when the Pieds-Noirs, ethnically French emigrants fleeing unrest in Algeria, arrived to plant vineyards. Until recently most Corsican wine stayed on the island. We are lucky to now be able to enjoy these wines here in the States. Thanks in no small part to Kermit Lynch Imports.


Adam Zuckert from Kermit Lynch will be behind the bar pouring, answering questions and will have some bonus Corsican wines to sample!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bouchon BH, Fried Chicken Night

Every so often Bouchon Beverly Hills does their fried chicken on Monday night, ala Ad Hoc in Yountville. The menu is fried chicken, collard greens, mac & cheese and corn bread muffins with honey butter - all for $36 per person.

The food is served family style and their wine list has some nice choices for French country wine. We went with a Sancerre (Sauvignon Blanc) and Anjou Rouge (Cabernet Franc); both paired excellently with the rustic food.

Highly recommended!

Bouchon Bistro
235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910