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A rare evening of fine food and great burgundies

A guided tour through a domaine’s finest wines

A rare evening of fine food and great burgundies

December 14 2011
John Stimpfig

An almost unique Méo-Camuzet fine-wine dinner takes place at the Michelin-starred Greenhouse restaurant next year on the evening of January 10. Owner Jean-Nicolas Méo will be in Mayfair to guide guests through a number of his finest red burgundies and a specially prepared menu.

For any oenophiles not in the know, Méo-Camuzet is one of the region’s top-flight domaines. For some years, it has been producing a portfolio of sublimely ethereal and complex reds from the Côte d’Or’s greatest Grands and Premiers Crus vineyards.

Moreover, when you factor in chef Antonin Bonnet’s six-course menu, the gastronomic fireworks will undoubtedly be more than the sum of the individual parts. On the menu are “hure” and pig trotters terrine, roasted wood pigeon, wild mushroom risotto and hare à la Royale. The above will be matched with several of the domaine’s finest, including its 2006 Vosne-Romanée, Premier Cru, Les Chaumes, the 1998 Clos de Vougeot, the 1999 Vosne-Romanée, Aux Brulées and the 2003 Corton.

Some of these wines are made in the most minuscule quantities. But even rarer are personal appearances by Jean-Nicolas Méo. Apparently, he attends only two such wine dinners a year. Burgundy lovers should book early to avoid disappointment.