Michelin Starred Chef Pairing Dinner with Extraordinary Bordeaux Wines - A Duclot and Learnaboutwine Collaboration
Thursday, September 7th @ 6:45 PM - PST
Food and Wine Connoisseurs and Enthusiasts are in for a treat as LearnAboutWine presents an exclusive dining experience featuring $20,000 worth of iconic Bordeaux wines paired by a Michelin Starred Chef - Christopher Emé. The event is curated by Ian Blackburn (IG: @IanBlackburnPresents) and “The Wine Cellar Insider” Reviewer/Author, Mr. Jeff Leve. This highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 7th, at 6:45 pm, promising an unforgettable night of discovery and awe.
The Extraordinary Bordeaux Dinner is held at the Duclot Space in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District - a private event space to showcase the Duclot partnerships. 14 Guests will be transported into the world of the extraordinary and taste over $20,000 of bordeaux with an optimally paired menu.
During this gastronomic journey, attendees will have the unparalleled opportunity to savor the exquisite efforts of Lafite, Mouton, Petrus, Palmer, and more…. See the line up on the website invite.
The evening will be further elevated by the presence of esteemed wine expert Jeff Leve - whose magazine has extensively and repeatedly reviewed the past 20+ vintages from every chateau in Bordeaux; Jeff brings his wisdom and stories to the dining room table for discussion. Amazing insights, company, some of the best food you have ever experienced; with humor, history, and relevant facts and figures that will be shared at length. Ideal for the most experienced francophile and passionate collector.
Attendance to the Bordeaux Dinner is limited to 14 guests to ensure an intimate and immersive experience, so interested wine enthusiasts are encouraged to secure their seats early.
For more information and to reserve your spot - click here!
At 15, Emé began an apprenticeship at the Hôtel de France in Contres, embarking on a journey that would take him into the world’s most rarefied kitchens. During his career, he honed his skills at the Michelin two-starred Auberge des Templiers in the Loire Valley and cooked alongside such luminaries as Gérard Rabaey in Switzerland and maverick chef Marc Veyrat at his three-star Auberge de l’Eridan, in the French Alps. In Paris, Émé worked with chef Michel Rostang at his eponymous restaurant in the 17th Arrondissement, and with Philippe Legendre at Paris’ opulent three-star Taillevent and later assisted Taillevent owner Jean-Claude Vrinat in opening the exclusive Normandie Grill at the Hotel Oriental in Bangkok. Emé arrived in the United States in 2001, briefly working in New York, before moving on to Los Angeles to cook at the venerable L’Orangerie. There he introduced his signature brand of modern French cuisine, which eschews heavy, cream-based sauces in favor of intensely flavored emulsions and natural jus. After the traditional formality of L’Orangerie, Emé opened the legendary Michelin starred Ortolan. Los Angeles Resume: L’Orangerie Ortolan Kass.
Our Wine Expert of the Night: Jeff Leve- Founder, Contributor, and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider”
Leve has traveled to the Bordeaux wine region to barrel taste over 35 times. He’ll be there twice this year. Each visit includes tastings at all the major Bordeaux Chateau and lasts between 2-3 weeks. During those 3 weeks, he tastes and writes tasting notes and reviews on over 1,000 wines! Jeff is in Bordeaux on average at least twice a year, and travels to Chateauneuf du Pape and the Northern Rhone Valley on a regular basis as well as in the Napa Valley. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/about/