Wine Dinner with Jean Soubeyrand (Domaine Olivier LEFLAIVE)

Olivier LeFlaiveThe King Sitric Restaurant, Howth, in conjunction with Le Caveau Wine Merchants, Kilkenny, will be hosting a wine dinner on Thursday 6th November from 7pm with Jean Soubeyrand, son-in-law of Olivier Leflaive and Managing Director of the eponymous domaine. The wines of Olivier Leflaive are among the most highly regarded and sought-after in Burgundy, and are characterized by a delicious depth and purity of fruit, and mineral finesse. The evening will get off to a relaxed start, with a champagne reception in the King Sitric’s cellar and downstairs seating area. This will be followed in the upstairs dining room, with its views over Balscadden Bay, by a five-course dinner menu designed to complement a series of wines from Domaine Olivier Leflaive. Jean Soubeyrand will introduce red and white wines from throughout Burgundy, highlighting the diversity of the region: from steely, crisp Chablis in the north to the richer reds of Pommard and Monthélie in the south. Light first courses will be paired with Chablis AC Deux Rives 2005 and St. Romain AC 2006. The main seafood course will be accompanied by both Puligny-Montrachet Villages 2006 and the limited production Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Truffières’ 2006 in a comparative tasting. This will be followed by a course of light game, paired with Monthélie 1er Cru AC 2005, and to finish, Pommard AC 2004 will be paired with a selection of cheeses. Tickets are priced at €100 per person and places are limited to 60 people. Accommodation in the King Sitric is also available, please telephone 01 832 5235 for further details and reservations. We are looking forward to an evening of great food, wine and conviviality!
Pascal Rossignol

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