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#1 Peter Creasey

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

Multi-Course Wine/Dinner

RECEPTION:

Henriot Champagne Brut Souverain NV (En Magnum) -- Straw color, zesty bouquet, citrus and apples, elegant and balanced, medium acid buffered well by the fruit, some toastiness. [E]

Served with Hors d'Oeuvres (one photo):
Smoked Scallop Crudo Satsuma, Fennel, Gaeta Olives
Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta, Basil, Sherry Vinegar, Lardo
Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Bone Marrow Brioche, Fig Balsamic...

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DINNER:

Domaine Raveneau Butteaux Chablis 1er Cru '05 -- Pale gold, airy liveliness, sharp citrus notes, smooth acidity for balance, impressive texture, sophisticated, bountiful, youthful. [E]

Served with Red Snapper Scallops, Baby Turnips, Spring Onions, Young Radish, Asiago Brodo...

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Domaine Bertrand Ambroise Clos de Vougeot '98 -- Dark, black fruits, peppery spiciness, a bit brawny in a good way, moderate tannins, deep fruit, hints of wood, medium complex. [VG - E]

Served with House Agnolotti, Lamb Sweetbread, Roasted Parsnip, Hedgehog Mushrooms, Huckleberry...

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Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage la Chapelle '97 -- Dark, fairly ripe black fruits, leather, cherries, soft tannins and texture, rather evolved and smooth, probably at or near its prime. [E]

Served with Aged Loin, Swiss Chard, Celeriac, Yukon Gold, Winter Truffle, Porcini...

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Hermann Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Auslese Riesling '02 -- Some darkness to color, crisp white fruits, quite fresh, floral aromas, solid core of fruit, complex, rich, sweet nuance, some creaminess. [E]

Served with Pure Luck Chevre, House Goat Prosciutto, Whipped apple Butter, Herbed Country Loaf...

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Domaine la Tour Vieille Banyuls '03 -- Very dark red, deep aromas, plums/cherries, tar, roasted notes, dense and deep flavors, black plums and berries, sweet richness, solid structure, classic pairing with chocolate. [E]

Served with Milk Chocolate Semifreddo, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Shortbread...

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