Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Gourmet Night

Its a gourmet night tonight, which is fun!! Its the first of the new year and we are staring at 54 covers tonight. Youch!!! Well it is a champagne dinner, and they are always popular. We have Joel Marti-Baron from Moet and Chandon coming in tonight to present his wines, with a five course gastronomic meal prepared by Simon and his team. Should be good, especially the 1988 Vintage Moet, which Im quite looking forward to. For the red tonight, Ive chosen a cheeky wee Volnay from Domaine Laurent. Its a 95 premier cru "Santenots". We tried a bottle last week, and it was a bit tight at first, but after about half an hour, opened up really nicely to reveal that earthy red fruit nose, with the slight hints of floral violets.

Anyway, i'd better go and get changed, as its nearly rock and roll time.