A Bastille Day Celebration

In addition to having three books published, “Adventures on the Wine Route”, “Inspiring Thirst”, and the “25th Anniversary Edition: Adventures on the Wine Route”, Kermit Lynch’s passion for roots music has also driven him to record five CDs.

With Kermit Lynch Imports
Sunday, July 9, 2017 – 6:00 pm

Join us Sunday July 9, 2017 for our annual Bastille Day Celebration. We have a fabulous dinner planned with Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Imports and Chef John D’Amico and staff will create a six-course dinner to match the wines of this iconic importer.

You’ll often hear this nugget of wine-buying advice: turn the wine bottle around, and shop by the back of the label instead of the front. What’s so important that it’s listed on the back of the label? The importer’s name. If you discover that there’s a wine you like, chances are you might like other wines in that importer’s collection. Remember the importer’s name, and you have a shortcut to knowing something about many unfamiliar bottles in your local shop.

One name to look for is Kermit Lynch. Back in 1972, Lynch opened a retail shop in Berkeley, and began importing wines from France and Italy. Attracted by the Old World wine cultures of Europe, Kermit became a retailer, distributor, and national importer of authentic wines that express their terroir. Over the years, he’s introduced countless lesser- known producers and helped them become stars.

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationa. It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.

Tomato Tapenade & Saucisson, Assorted Olives

Roasted tomato and olive tapenade, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, served with saucisson an assortment of olives and crostini.

“Gris de Gris” Rosé, Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières, 2016

Seared Maine Sea Scallop, Roasted Heirloom Tomato, Chervil Herb Butter Sauce

Roasted heirloom tomato filled with a Seared Maine sea scallop finished with a chervil herb butter sauce.

Graves Blanc, Château Graville-Lacoste, Bordeaux, 2015

Cream of Ohio Corn Soup, Sweet Red Pepper & Mascarpone Cheese

A purée of Grobe Farms’ sweet corn, drizzled with a roasted red pepper coulis, served with a baby sweet red pepper, filled with Mascarpone cheese, roasted corn nuts.

Vouvray, Champalou, Loire Valley, 2015

Maine Lobster Quiche, Truffle Hollandaise

A flaky pie crust, filled with savory custard with Maine lobster, eggs, cream, shallots and Gruyère cheese, topped with a truffle hollandaise sauce and julienne summer truffles.

Alsace Blanc, Maison Kuentz-Bas Alsace, Alsace, 2013

Char-Grilled Coturnix Quail & Prosciutto, Huckleberry Reduction

A boneless breast of Quail stuffed with Prosciutto de Parma ham, sweet potato mousseline finished with a quail & huckleberry reduction, sweet potato frills.

Marsannay “Rouge”, Régis Bouvier, Burgundy, 2014
St. Joseph “Vieilles Vignes”, Domaine Faury, Northern Rhône Valley, 2014

Roasted Australian Lamb Chop, Ratatouille Nicoise

Roasted Australian lamb chop served over an eggplant, zucchini vegetable stew topped with a roasted lamb glace de viande and Provençale bread sprinkles.

“Vieux Telegramme”, Dom. du Vieux Télégraphe, Southern Rhône Valley, 2012,
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, Southern Rhône Valley, 2014

Poached Bartlett Pear, Fourme d’Ambert l’Or

Poached Bartlett pear in sauterne, with cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon, served with an almond cookie with Fourme d’Ambert l’Or sweet blue cheese from Auvergne region of France, sauced with a sauterne wine glace.

Sauternes, Château Romieu-Lacoste, Bordeaux, 2014

$110 per Person Tax & Gratuity not included.