We may be in the thick throes of winter at the moment, but warmer weather is coming soon. And while some people choose to rely on days to measure the countdown to spring, we prefer a different approach to passing the time: Wine. Specifically, we’re talking about our 2018 Tasting Series at The Spiced Pear, which kicks off this February and continues into April. Up first on the schedule? The Wines of Maison Louis Jadot. Read on to learn more about this elegant event, which will take place on Sunday, February 11th at The Chanler.
The Jadot family purchased its first vineyard, the Clos des Ursules, a Beaune Premier Cru, in 1826. Founded by Belgian Louis Henry Denis Jadot and cultivated by subsequent generations of Jadots and Gageys through a robust policy of acquisition and exceptional management of its vineyard lands, the Louis Jadot win empire continued to grow, and was acquired by the family of its US importer, Rudy Kopf, in 1992.
Today, Louis Jadot comprises 528 acres of vineyards scattered throughout Burgundy, including 280 acres of the Cote d'Or's most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots, and lays claim to the well-earned honorific, “America’s Number 1 French Wine.” Due to its premier reputation, the company has established strong bonds with sommeliers, restaurants, wine merchants, importers, agents and wine lovers all over the world.
About the Event
Those looking to experience the extraordinary refinement of Maison Louis Jadot wines -- complemented by an equally extraordinary six-course menu and setting -- need look no further than The Spiced Pear this February.
The meal will begin with a sushi and crudo duet featuring lobster, avocado, bamboo rice and yuzu with a diver scallop citrus crudo paired with a 2015 Louis Jadot Chablis. It will be followed by turbot a la plancha accompanied by a pear, apple, and fennel salad paired with a 2015 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuissé. Next up for your dining pleasure? Roasted free range quail filled with foraged mushrooms and Vermont chèvre paired with a 2014 Louis Jadot Meursault followed by a duet of veal, including slow-braised veal cheeks and roasted veal loin with bone marrow paired with a 2014 Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent. The fifth course will be an indulgent beef stroganoff featuring Prime sirloin and house-made black pepper egg noodle paired with a 2015 Louis Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune Premier Cru, leading up to a flavorful finish in the form of an exquisite onion and pistachio tart paired with a 2015 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin.
Throughout this epicurean and oenological adventure, you’ll be guided by Christian Dalbavie, French Portfolio Manager Northeast for leading importer of fine wine Kobrand. Christian joined Kobrand five years ago after working for several years as a US brand ambassador for several highly respected French producers.
Whether you’re in search of a respite from the mid-winter doldrums or looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day during the weekend, The Wines of Maison Louis Jadot at The Spiced Pear delivers. Secure your spot at the Wines of Maison Louis Jadot this February 11.