Winemaker Dinner ft. Bila-Haut by Michel Chapoutier

June 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Cellar Restaurant & Spirit Room (The) - Fullerton
305 North Harbor Boulevard
The Villa Del Sol, Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 525-5682

Join us Thursday, June 12 at 6:30pm for our pairing dinner featuring the wines of Michel Chapoutier, one of the world’s most celebrated winemakers. Enjoy a three-course dinner, complimented by award-winning selections from Bila-Haut. Presented by chef Brandon Stein. $65 per person. By reservation only at 714.525.5682 or [email protected]

Butter Poached Prawn
Lola rosa, tangerine lace, raspberry vinaigrette
Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Rose 2013

Roasted Bone Marrow
Blueberry jam, grilled baguette, sea salt
Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Rouge 2013

Grilled Skirt Steak
Herb butter with roasted potatoes, sauteed kale
Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon L’Esquerda

Built high into the mountain slopes, Domaine de Bila-Haut comprises nearly 200 acres of land cultivated under dynamic farming techniques and is characterized by steep pebbly slopes rising from almost 500 feet above sea level.This impressive new domaine is owned by the reknowned oenologist, Michel Chapoutier and it is taking the market by storm! The rich and robust reds come from the south of France and are made from a blends of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. Each of the three varieties are hand harvested to insure precise and consistent ripeness from vineyards in the Vallee de l’Agly area and another area of slightly higher elevation. These vineyards have a unique soil composition of schist, Gniess and clay and, in the case of the higher elevated site, a granite composition. The cool winters and very hot summers combined with little rain, and the drying Mistral breeze during the growing season is perfection for these varietals…in some respects better than in the Rhone Valley. The Domaine is located in the commune of Latour-de-France, about as close as you can be to Spain, but still be located in France, with a great deal of history related to the Nights Templar, and the Cathar movement, hence the T in the title of the Domaine shaped like the Nights Templar Cross.The wines exhibit the distinctive pepper and spice of Syrah, but are bigger and rounder in the mouth, with great complexity coming from the Carignan and Grenache. A Rhone producer getting the best out of the Terroir in Lanquedoc, a superb combination! And one of the best Wine Makers in France.

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