By now you’re well aware of our penchant for Rhône wines around here, but many of you remain tragically unaware of our particular fondness for a certain producer from the region. That producer is Maison Brotte. Over the past few years, Brotte wine after Brotte wine has been uncorked for us by our purveyors, and each time, our eyebrows creep up as we look at each other in wonderment. Maison Brotte makes excellent wine up and down the valley, and, as importantly, the quality of their wines is belied completely by their extremely reasonable pricing structure.
So when we were told last week that Brotte’s Jeremy Fouquet would be in Tucson full of knowledge and stories and a bewitching French accent, we knew immediately that we’d be fools not to jump in feet-first and make a dinner out of the occasion. As with all of our wine events, a reservation is necessary, and, as with all of our wine events, web and email reservations are ineffectual. We encourage you, therefore, to make a reservation by calling us at 326-9363 and holding a spot. The dinner begins at 6:30 pm and promises to welcome Autumn in a most agreeable fashion. Here’s the menu and pertinent information:
Maison Brotte Dinner with Jeremy Fouquet at Feast
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Seared sea scallop with celeriac purée, powdered pear, pea shoots and lemon crisp.
2015 Brotte “Esprit Barville” Côtes du Rhône Blanc
Sautéed cod, crispy potato terrine and parsley-Niçoise olive pesto.
2015 Brotte “Les Églantiers” Rosé, Tavel
Duck confit on a citrus-polenta cake with seared fig and mustard greens. Mustard seed oil.
2015 Brotte “Esprit Barville” Côtes du Rhône Rouge
Venison meatballs in a cherry liqueur reduction, with braised collard greens and grilled bread.
2014 Brotte “La Marasque” Gigondas
Seared slow-cooked flatiron steak with thyme-garlic custard and caramelized strawberries and parsnips. Truffle butter.
2015 Brotte “Les Hauts de Barville” Châteauneuf-du-Pape
A little something sweet for dessert
$90 plus tax and gratuity