Cotes du Rhone Tasting Dinner

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On Thursday September 10th, Two Chefs and a Table played host to an educational evening of wines from the Cotes Du Rhone region of France, paired with foods created by Two Chefs and a Table.

Certified Wine Educator Mireille Sauvé lead the informative evening and tasting, topics covered included the history of the region, common grape varieties, flavor profiles, food pairings and much more.

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The tasting dinner gave us media and leading members of the local wine stores a chance to explore the flavours and pairings together. The following wines were served paired with the foods shown in these photos.

Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio

Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio

Canape paired with a rose Tavel – Lafond Roc Epine – 2008 wine

Pacific Sole Escabeche

Pacific Sole Escabeche

Appetizer paired with two white wines Luberon Blanc – Perrin – La Vieille Ferme – 2008 and Hermitage Blanc – Cave de Tain – 2003

Classic Polder side duck Rillettes

Classic Polder side duck Rillettes

Second appetizer paired with two red wines Cotes du Rhone Rouge – Chateau Saint-Cosme – 2008 and Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret – Domaine de Mourchon Grande Reserve – 2006

Spring Lamb

Spring Lamb

Main Course paired with two red wines Crozes-Hermitage-Chapoutier – Les Meysonniers – 2007 and Saint-Joseph- Cave de Tain – Esprit de Granit -2003

Muscat poached bosc pear, blue cheese & mascarpone cream

Muscat poached bosc pear, blue cheese & mascarpone cream

Dessert paired with a dessert wine Muscat Beaumes-de-Venise – Paul Jaboulet – 2007

Find out more about the wines of the Côtes du Rhône by visiting www.rhone-wines.com, or visit www.bcliquorstores.com to see what is available in your local liquor store.

By: Richard Wolak