Calling All Francophiles! Windsor Court Hotel To Host Bastille Day Wine Dinner
NEW ORLEANS – Calling all Francophiles! In honor of Bastille Day, The Grill Room at Windsor Court, 300 Gravier St., and Chef de Cuisine Gabriel Charpentier are celebrating with a special prix fixe wine dinner on Friday, July 14.
The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception, and at 7:00 p.m. guests will sit down for six-courses of French fare paired with wines from the regions of Bordeaux, Savennieres and Alsace.
Charpentier, who joined The Grill Room team last summer, is no stranger to French cuisine. Upon graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary College in Minnesota, Charpentier moved to France, where he trained under Chef Benoit Vidal, a two Michelin Star recipient. He later returned to the U.S., where he worked alongside Stewart Woodman, one of Food and Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chefs of 2006,” before relocating to Chambers Kitchen, helmed by world-famous Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The Bastille Day Dinner menu includes:
Watercress soup, herbsaint, crème fraîche, squid ink coral
Château d'Epiré, Chenin Blanc, Savennieres, 2015
Parsley, garlic, brown butter
Pierre Sparr, Pinot Gris, Alsace, 2013
Flavors of onion soup
Caramelized onion, roasted garlic, brulée comté fondue, toasted baguette
Syrah-Grenache Rose, Campuget, “Costiéres de Nimes,” 2016
Saumon à la moutarde
Mustard crusted salmon, haricot vert, pomme purée, Creole mustard buerre blanc
Jean-Jacques Girard, 1er Cru, Savigny-les-Beaune "Les Rouvrettes,” 2014
Steak au poivre
Pepper crusted strip steak, truffle purée, pearl onion, braised fennel, baby turnip
Château Pédesclaux, Pauillac, Bordeaux, 2011
Gateau concorde, raspberry sorbet
Chateau Haut-Mayne, Sauternes
Guests can join the celebration for $95, plus 22 percent service charge and applicable sales taxes per person.
Limited seating is available, and reservations are required.