21 November 2015

The 'Black diamond' Cocktail tasting

11.00 am - 1.00 pm / Maximum 40 people
90 € Inc.VAT / person

Prestigious truffle lunch Cocktail

As the year draws to a close, what better to prepare your taste buds for the festivities to come, with all the fine and elegant dishes in perspective, than a tasting paired with Burgundy truffles. A product that is fine and delicate, and yet powerful at the same time. It is important to show it to its best advantage, without overpowering the unique flavour. The truffle should be paired with wines which can sustain its noble personality. 

It's true, the truffle loves to ‘flirt' with wine, and it is rarely eaten by itself, so each of the preparations will be paired with a different wine, in order to bring forth, and enhance the flavours. 

A note to all gourmets and lovers of our Burgundy terroir: on Saturday 21st of November 2015 at 11am, in the heart of the ancient historical cellars, the Maison Joseph Drouhin is organizing a tantalizing tasting, pairing different preparations of the Burgundy truffle, with some of our emblematic wines. For this special occasion we have called upon the savoir-faire of Mr Florent Colombo, 'Maitre Restaurateur', formerly of the 2 Michelin star restaurant 'Lucas Carton' in Paris, to add his touch of expertise in the preparation of these dishes which will be presented in live cooking.

This tasting cocktail will be honouring the ‘black diamond' in 6 different ways.

As the Burgundy truffle pairs extremely well with our delicate, and yet powerful white Burgundies, the tasting will be concentrating on white wines, but will finish with an interesting chocolate paired with truffle, accompanied by our Beaune 1er cru Clos des Mouches rouge 1996.

Let yourselves be tempted !

The cocktail tasting and menu:

Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Mileu 2013
On a spoon, tartare of Scallops  with Burgundy truffles
Chassagne-Montrachet Village 2011
Poached quail egg with Burgundy truffles and Parmesan crisp
Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru 'Folatières' 2012
Celery and Burgundy truffle ravioli with truffle juice butter
Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 2011
An individual dish of mini quenelle of hen pheasant on an escalope  of seared duck foie gras,
chervil cream and Burgundy truffles 
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011
Spooned onto a slice of raisin and fig bread, Mont d'Or cheese from Napiot with Burgundy truffles
Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 1996
100% Venezuela chocolate macaroon with Burgundy truffle Ice-cream


11.00 am - Welcome at the Oenothèque and a promenade through the cellars of the Maison Joseph Drouhin, formerly belonging to the Canons of Notre-Dame church, the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France.

Following this, a commented tasting of 6 of our wines, paired with delicious truffle preparations. 

Practical Information:

- Upon appointment only.

- The event lasts approximately 2 hours.

- Number of places limited to 40 people.

- Please remember that on Saturday morning the centre of Beaune is closed to traffic and so extra time may be required to find parking space.

For further information or to reserve, please contact Camille Thiriet, Jacquie Morrison or Raphael Febvret by clicking here. 

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