In November, a dozen member of Premium Familiae Vini—robust and renowned producers of European based wines—presented an award to the family company Maison Bernard that works with natural materials and believes in the value of generational heritage. The family produces and repairs violins and other stringed instruments. For details of the award and presentation, check out my Forbes piece here.
Below are visuals regarding food and wine pairings that took place at the home of the hugely talented Brussels based artist Sophie Cauvin. Sophie agreed on using her amazing home/studio to host the event if she could create the plates and bowls from which the 36-member group would eat. She did so—with amazing results.
The event took place 20 minutes south of Brussels, at Sint-Genesius-Rode.
1. WINES AND FOOD:
Twelve wonderful wines—each selected from the winery/château/bodega as appropriate for this special occasion.
Before sitting, we first enjoyed a glass of champagne.
Champagne Pol Roger—Pol Roger Vintage 2013 (Magnum)
Followed by –
Carpaccio of Langoustines from Guilvenec in Brittany, Dashi cream and caviar
WINES FOR APPETIZER –
Maison Joseph Drouhin—Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc 2018
Famille Hugel—Riesling Schoelhammer 2007
FIRST COURSE –
Crispy milk-fed Corrèze veal, smoked Jerusalem artichoke, black truffle jus
WINES FOR FIRST COURSE –
Marchesi Antinori—Tiganelo 2018
Tenuta San Guido—Sassicaia 2011 (Magnum)
Familia Torres—Mas La Planta 2007 (Magnum)
SECOND COURSE –
Roasted Anjou pigeon, miso butternut, pepper juice
WINES FOR SECOND COURSE –
Domaine Clarence Dillon—Château Haut Brion 2000
Baron Philippe de Rothschild—Mouton Rothschild 2006
Famille Perrin—Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2009
Tempos Vega Sicilia—Vega Sicilia Unico 2011
Candied Doyenne pears, bergamot, white chocolate
WINES FOR DESSERT –
Egon Müller Scharzof—Scharzhofberger Riesling Beerenauslese 2005
The Symington Family Estates—Graham’s vintage 1963
And special thanks to Guillaume Jourdan and his wife Ariane of Vitabella Luxury & Lifestyle for organizing the visit!
3. WINDS OF WINE:
I’ll soon taste a range of 2019 Bordeaux vintages—and will provide tasting notes.
After a decade of doing this for fun, next year I will continue to supply the blog for free, but will begin charging for special content—including access to years of tasting notes and a decade of Vino Voices articles—as well as offers of promotions and travel. Just letting you know well in advance!
Thanks again for tuning in. My Forbes articles are here.