Thursday, June 28, 2012 – 6:30 pm
Join us Thursday June 28, 2012 upstairs at Touché as we welcome Jim Alenden, the winemaker for Au Bon Climat.
Founded in 1982, Au Bon Climat (which means “a well-exposed vineyard”) produces internationally-recognized Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc wine from grapes grown in California’s Santa Barbara County.
The Au Bon Climat winery is located on the world-famous Bien Nacido Vineyard and is owned by winemaker Jim Clendenen. Au Bon Climat was listed has been on Robert Parker’s Best Wineries of the World.
Chez François Conch Chowder
A rich fish stew flavored with conch meat, tomatoes, vegetables and fine herbs.
Pinot Gris – Pinot Blanc Central Coast White “Hildagard” Santa Maria Valley
Sautéed Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Pineapple & Lemon Verbena Salsa Cruda
Sautéed Chilean sea bass sprinkled with citrus essences of lemon, lime and orange. Served on a bed of grilled pineapple and lemon verbena salsa cruda, topped with an herb butter.
Chardonnay Santa Barbara County
Roasted Ballantine of Free-Range Chicken, Huckleberry Glace de Viande
A roulade of roasted free-range chicken, stuffed with a spinach forcemeat, wrapped in apple wood smoked bacon and finished with a huckleberry glace de viande.
Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley “La Bauge Au-dessus”
Chez François, Strawberry Shortcake
A white génoise cake topped with strawberry ice cream and Italian meringue, finished with marinated seasonal Ohio strawberries and strawberry sauce.
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