Fête Du Bordeaux
January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$260
Join us in welcoming ambassadors from some of the great Bordeaux chateaux who travel annually to a select number of cities in America and present their current vintage release to wine lovers.
On this occasion we’ll sample the highly touted 2016 vintage as it is about to be shipped across the Atlantic. We’ll also enjoy some of the finest older vintages produced in recent years from these renowned estates. The evening will begin with a Champagne reception with passed hors d’oeuvres to be served in the Open Patio. The Chef and staff of Commander’s Palace will prepare a five course dinner to present with each flight of the wines.
In total 15 wines are to be presented.
Champagne Reception with Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Goat Cheese Canapés, Crispy Gulf Oysters with Louisiana Caviar and Horseradish Crème
Henri Goutorbe Brut Special Club 2005
Maine Lobster Pot Pie / Foraged Mushrooms, Roasted Baby Root Vegetables, Fines Herbes, Sauce Américaine
Blanc de Lynch Bages 2017
Three-Day Braised Colorado Lamb Ragoût / Housemade Pasta, Caramelized Cipollinis, Herbes de Provence, Black Truffle and Foie Gras Compound Butter
Petit Figeac 2016, Château Figeac 2016, Château Mauvesin-Barton 2016, Château Ormes de Pez 2016, Chateau Langoa Barton 2016, Chateau Lynch Bages 2016, Château Léoville Barton 2016
Grilled Louisiana Wagyu Ribeye Spinalis with Braised Short Rib Crépinette, Yukon Gold Potato Purée and Red Wine Oxtail Jus de Rôti
Château Figeac 2011, Château Langoa Barton 2007, Château Lynch Bages 2006
Cheese Course – Raclette Traditionnelle
Château Figeac 2004, Château Lynch Bages 2001, Château Léoville Barton 2004
Apple, Pear, and Cold-Smoked American Cheddar Buckle with Winter Spices, Candied Pecans, and Housemade Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream
Château Suduiraut 2010 Champagne Apéritif
OUR SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS EVENT
Jean-Charles Cazes | CEO of Château Lynch-Bages & Château Ormes de Pez
Jean-Charles Cazes grew up in Pauillac in the heart of his family’s vineyards. After a career in banking and finance bank internships, in 2001 and he joined the family wine distribution company J.M Cazes-Sélection. As their business manager, he dealt especially with Scandinavia, Great Britain and the United States. Meanwhile, he studied wine at the Bordeaux University of Oenology and finishing the Diplôme Universitaire d’Aptitude à la Dégustation in 2005. Since 2006, taking over from his father, Jean-Michel Cazes, he has been in charge of all the family vineyards, in France and abroad.
Damien Barton Sartorius | Director of Château Léoville-Baron, Château Langoa-Barton, & Château Mauvesin-Barton
Damien is the son of Anthony Barton’s daughter, Lilian Barton Sartorius.) Now into its tenth generation, the Barton family has created a vinous dynasty abundant with ancestral knowledge and magical wine.
Frédéric Faye | Managing Director of Château Figeac Frédéric
Faye, an engineering graduate of Bordeaux’s ENITA, has been at FIGEAC since 2002, when he began as Vineyard Manager before being promoted to Managing Director. He now has overall management of vineyard, wine-making and sales of the wines.