Wine tasting lunches

Following Christian Martray’s departure, Alain Gousse has since taken on the role of Head Sommelier, and with it, the continuation of our ever popular wine tasting lunches.

We propose a monthly meeting of one or several wine makers, in which they share their know-how and allow you to discover their best wines through a tasting.
The morning wine tasting session is followed by a gastronomic lunch in the Albert 1er restaurant with the elaboration of a special menu in accordance with the winemaker’s wines, who will take pleasure in joining you at the table.

Porto Graham’s
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014

The Symington family, of Scottish origin - kept alive by tradition throughout the generations, produces modern port wine of English style: simple and dry, with little sugar on the palate and a balanced mutage.
This large corporation proposes characterful wines, with exceptional maturity.

Winetasting :
Porto Graham’s Six Grapes
Graham’s Finest Reserve
Graham’s Vintage 1999 Quinta Dos Malvedos
Graham’s 30 year

Menu :
Dupérier foie gras, preserved entirely in its fat, mirabelle plum, apricot and raisin chutney
Racan Pigeon, roasted on a blackcurrant mousse, rich gravy and creamy polenta
Blue cheese from Cordon and fresh ‘Pierre d’Orthaz’ goat’s cheese
Orange and hazelnut tiramisu, vanilla ice cream
Tea/coffee, bite-sized desserts and chocolates

Proposed wines during lunch:
Graham’s Fine White Port
Porto Vintage 2010 Quinta Do Vesuvio
Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2008 Graham’s
Graham’s 20 year

Next winetasting lunches:
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014 : Lenoble Champagne
Programme to follow shortly.

Some practical information:

The wine tasting takes place at 10.30am in the Albert 1er salons.
We ask you to join us in the Albert 1er entrance hall, about 15 minutes before the start of the wine tasting.
It will be followed by lunch at the gastronomic restaurant 'Albert 1er' at 12:00 noon.

The price for the wine tasting and the gastronomic lunch is 95 €uro per person.
The lunchtime menu including wine, water and coffee is 70 €uro per person.

We wish to inform you that it is not possible to sign up solely for the wine tasting, however you are welcome to sign up just for the lunch, which will end around 3.00pm.
N.B. In order to guarantee your reservation, we ask you to prepay the full amount to the reception desk, either by credit card, cash or cheque.
In the case of a cancellation, you will be fully refunded providing: you inform us at least 7 days prior to the wine tasting event concerned or we manage to find somebody to replace you.
Thank you for your understanding.

We are already at your disposal for any reservation requests.
You can contact us for information and availability at:
Please feel free to reserve as of now, so as not to miss out on these exceptional meetings at the Albert 1er.