Bonny Doon Vineyard will host a special dinner to commemorate the recent bottling of the 25th vintage of Le Cigare Volant. Taking place on Friday, October 15, at the Cellar Door CafÃ© in Santa Cruz, the menu will include retrospective wine flights of library wines and unreleased vintages of the flagship southern RhÃ´ne-style blend. This is a rare chance to taste the most consistently laudable wine made by BDV, introduced and deconstructed by the winemaker himself.
Winemaker and President-for-Life Randall Grahm will host the eveningâ€™s celebration. Cellar Door Executive Chef Charlie Parker will create the food pairings to complement these rare vintages.
October 15 â€“ 6pm, $125 per person, ($100 for Club Members) multi-course dinner including wines, Le Cigare Volant flights include a splash of the 1991 (!) and each are matched with such dishes as:
Foie gras torchon with grapes, black pepper and brioche; black cod with little gems, sunchokes and brown butter; roasted squab with farro and pomegranate; cider-braised short ribs, the legendary Ã©poisses cheese with wild-flower honey and housemade bread.
Dessert involves a pear tart with lavender ice cream, paired with the etherial 2007 vol des Anges. Full menu.