On Thursday, April 27th, Feast Bistro will host a 6 course wine paired dinner featuring organic wines from the Catalan region of France. In the vibrant little seaport town of Collioure the vintners of La Tour Vieille “farm vineyards planted on steep, schist terraces overlooking the sea, where they are constantly exposed to the fierce and wily wind known as “La Tramontagne.” This constant wind not only ensures naturally low yields, but also keeps the grapes free of mildew with little need for pesticides or copper sulfate. Their vineyards are so steep that cultivation must be by hand, and extensive irrigation canals and walls (all made from the schist rock) are their only prevention against soil erosion, although there is almost no soil left to recede! These canals snake down the hillsides, separating the parcels. At harvest, the grapes are carried up and down the mountain in baskets. This method of farming, while extremely challenging, preserves the traditions of their ancestors. Such ideals have inspired two documentaries, Wine From the Heart by Yasha Aginsky (2002), and a short film sponsored by Project NOÉ for the defense of the European viticultural heritage.”* Enjoy creative cuisine focusing on the Mar i Muntanya style (Sea and Mountain) which combines seafood and meat in the same preparation. The restaurant will be closed for this event and seating will be limited!
*from the Kermit Lynch website
April 27, 2017
Marinated and grilled calamari, chorizo, apricot-almond and basil pesto
2015 Domaine D’aupilhac “Lou Maset” rose
Fried sardines, cannelini beans, duck prosciutto, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic and blood orange reduction
2015 La Tour Vieille blanc “Les Canadells”
Mandonguilles (pork and veal meatball), grilled prawn and scallion, spicy romesco sauce, reggiano crisp
2015 La Tour Vieille rouge “La Pinede”
Meyer lemon and olive oil sorbet, candied meyer lemon
Red wine braised wild boar, escalavida of charred eggplant, red bell pepper, tomato and onion, crostini with tangy sheeps’ milk cheese, castelvetrano olives and roasted chestnut mushroom
2012 La Grange de Quatre Sous “Les Serrotes”
Chocolate Creme Catalana, vanilla macerated cherries, cinnamon crisp
2014 Banyuls “Rimage”
This will be a ticketed event at $115 per person (including gratuity) and dinner will begin at 5:30pm.