Apples are a natural source of health-promoting phytonutrients, including plant-based antioxidants. Because of apples’ high fiber content, the fruit’s natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping maintain steady blood sugar levels

Ohio Apples & Champagne

With Bill Dodd of Hillcrest Orchards
The Champagne House of Louis Roederer
Thursday, October 24, 2019 • 6:30 pm

Join us as we feature apples and champagne for a late fall dinner. The idea for this dinner came about last year when Bill Dodd of Hillcrest Orchards in Amherst launched a new apple variety named the “Evercrisp”, a combination of Fuji and Honeycrisp apple. Twenty years in the making the “Evercrisp” is outstanding and we thought it might be interesting to featuring a wine/apple dinner matching unique apple varieties with the Cuisine of Chef John D’Amico and the sparkling wines/champagnes of Louis Roederer.

Hillcrest Orchards was purchased in 1928 when the Dodd Family moved from their orchards in Bay Village. Bill Dodd represents the fourth generation of apple farmers besides running the farm he is the Program Director of the Ohio Apple Marketing Program and President of the Ohio Fruit Growers Marketing Association.

Louis Roederer is a producer of champagne based in Reims, France. Founded in 1776, it was inherited and renamed by Louis Roederer in 1833. It remains one of the only independent and family-run maisons de champagne (champagne houses). Over 3.5 million bottles of Louis Roederer champagne are shipped each year to more than 100 countries.

Apple Tasting 101

A tasting of eight unique apple varieties including the “Evercrisp”.

Sparkling Wine “Brut“, Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, California, NV

Foie Gras Torchon, Seasonal Apple Chutney

Foie Gras torchon with seasonal apple chutney, garnished with seasonal apple mint.

Sparkling Wine “L`Ermitage”, Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, California, 2012

Soufflé au Fromage, Pancetta Crackling

Ubriaco and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese baked with apple coulis, with pancetta crackling.

Sparkling Wine “Rosé”, Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley, California, NV

Florida Hog Snapper Filet, Golden Delicious Apple Bénédictine Butter Sauce

Sautéed hog Snapper from the Gulf of Mexico, lightly breaded with almond flour topped with an apple Bénédictine butter sauce.

Champagne “Brut Premier”, Louis Roederer, Reims, France, NV

Berkshire Pork Belly, Glace de Viande

Seared Black Berkshire pork belly simmered in its natural juices with lyonnaise sweet potatoes, sauced with apple chutney glace de viande.

Champagne “Brut”, Louis Roederer, Reims, France, 2012

Apple Frangipane Tart, Madagascar French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

An apple frangipane tart filled with Ohio apples, served with Madagascar French Vanilla Bean ice cream and an apricot glaze. Champagne “Blanc De Blancs”, Louis Roederer, Reims, France, 2009

$110 per person Tax & Gratuity not included



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Tiki Night Thursday

Featuring An Assortment of Hand-Crafted Tiki Drinks

Tiki cocktails are a ton of fun and just one part of the larger Tiki scene. It may be a little more underground than it was in its heyday of the 1940’s and 50’s, yet it’s still alive and well. What makes a great Tiki Cocktail? A few items: Rum and lots of It, Tropical Fruits & Juices, layers of flavor with spice notes.
Join us every Thursday at Touché for $10 Tiki Drinks

Martini Friday

Featuring an Assortment of Hand-Crafted Martinis

A well made Martini is the perfect start to a great weekend. Join us every Friday at Touché for a fine assortment of $10 Martinis.

Sangria Sundays

Refreshing Red, White or Rosé with fresh fruit $10

Featuring an assortment of Sangria made with your choice with Red, White or Rosé wine, fresh juice, mixed fruit and a few secret elixirs.

Chez Cigar Club

Dear Cigar Club Member,

Our annual “Smoker” will take place Monday, May 17, 2021. Please contact us if you are interested in joining. This is always a great excuse to get together with friends or business acquaintances to smoke great cigars, sip fine whiskey, dine on delicious cuisine, and discuss the upcoming sports year in Ohio.

This is a private party for Chez Cigar Club members only. If you are interested in attending this event, or becoming a member, please call us at 440-967-0630.