The Bonny Doon Vineyard Wine Dinner
or, more appropriately...
Been There, Doon That...The Ultimate
Le Cigare Volant Event
Monday, November 18th, 2013
6:00pm: Roll Your Own Blending Seminar
$115.00 all inclusive
When Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard comes to visit New York City,
the Mayor does not stop all city business to cater to his needs, the NYC Police Department does not close any roads, Ban Ki-moon does not give up his daily lunch reservation at Smith & Wollensky...
simply put, everything stays the same.
Except that it does not.
When Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard visits New York City,
the earth's rotation slows down, the earth's atmosphere admits red light and not just blue light, the happy gene (OXTR) loses all of its nucleotides and every citizen of NYC smiles for the day...
simply put, everything changes.
And we relish these days / visits with a vigor formerly reserved for the visits of Queens and Potentates. Randall is our hero and just short of being our savior. And his masterpiece of California wine, Le Cigare Volant, remains a masterpiece of California wine. For his upcoming sojourn, we asked / demanded that he do something he has never ever done before in a wine dinner setting. And after visiting an ashram for 4 days, he decided on the following premise:
he would allow us to break his masterpiece of California wine down to its elemental parts and we could then build our own version of a masterpiece.
So, bring your lab coats and beakers because we are going to begin our Doon Journey with a blending session (just think of it as rolling your own Le Cigare Volant...). This trial will allow Randall to confirm how good he is...or one of you will be offered a winemaking job in California!
Afterwards, we will settle into a 5-course dinner where we will encounter the real
Le Cigare Volant in all of its various forms. Once again, a dinner of this type has never been attempted before. Randall Grahm is not a trained winemaker but a genius descended from Leonardo da Vinci.
Hearth will have the NYFD on standby just in case anything goes seriously wrong.
We do look forward to seeing you!
Vin Gris de Cigare, Bonny Doon, 2012, California
ROASTED BEET SALAD WITH LABNEH, HONEYCRISP APPLES,
GRANOLA, SUNFLOWER SPROUTS
Le Cigare Blanc, Bonny Doon, 2011, California
Le Cigare Blanc Réserve "en bonbonne," Bonny Doon, 2011, California
PAPPARDELLE WITH WILD MUSHROOMS
Le Cigare Volant "en foudre," Bonny Doon, 2008, California
-aged in a 10,000 litre upright wood tank
Le Cigare Volant "en demi-muid," Bonny Doon, 2008, California
-this animal is aged in 500-600 litre barrels, called puncheons
SMOKED PHEASANT WITH CABBAGE, CHESTNUTS
Le Cigare Volant, Bonny Doon, 2008, California
Le Cigare Volant Réserve "en bonbonne," Bonny Doon, 2008, California
SELECTION OF FARMSTEAD CHEESE
Le Cigare Volant, Bonny Doon, SUPER OLD VINTAGE*,
California en grad format
*vintage TBD after excavation of Radall Grahm's cellar
PEAR SPICE CAKE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE GANACHE, CARDAMOM ICE CREAM
Le Vol des Anges, Bonny Doon, 2011, California