9 times per year the La Bouitte restaurant transforms into a unique setting for a winemaker’s dinner. Each time the Meilleur Chefs invite a French winemaker who brings along the most exquisite vintages and exposes them during the evening. Based upon these vintages, La Bouitte’s chef invents a unique menu that accords perfectly with the wines. This original concept differentiates itself from the more conventional way of dining where wines are usually chosen in accordance with the dishes. Every time, more and more curious winelovers are intrigued and reserve a spot at the table. As there are only 40 spots, you should definitely reserve in advance for this first-class experience.
This time, the radiant Catherine Faller of the Weinbach Domain was our host. The Weinbach Domain is with its 27 ha of vineyards one of the greatest producers of the Alsace region. At the foot of the famous Schlossberg you can find this estate that thrives to produce very high quality wines in a biodynamic way. Domain Weinbach started producing biodynamic wines in the early 1990’s once they noticed that the grapes were more complex if they would treat the vineyards in a biodynamic way. This resulted in wines with an extra dimension compared with the previous years. The wines became much more gastronomic, authentic and unique thus ideal for complex food pairings like the winemaker’s dinner at La Bouitte. They make the wines with the utmost respect for terroir and nature in the Vallée de Kaysersberg with very limited yields and it is exactly this respect that is the base for their complex high quality wines with each their own personalities.
Huître Gillardeau, voile d’eau de mer, perle de yuzu
Tartelette saucisse de couenne, béarnaise aérienne
Couteau aux aromates
Wine: Muscat Réserve 2015
Mise en Bouche
Soufflé au boudin noir, pomme acidulée, oignon crispy
Wine: Pinot Gris Cuvée Saint Cathérine 2015
Filet de féra du Léman, pané d’une fine feuille de pain croustillante, sucrine fondante, beurre blanc mousseux
Wine: Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Cuvée Sainte Cathérine 2008
Truffe tuber mélanosporum en lamelles, soupe de pommes de terre Institut de Beauvais
Wine: Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Sainte Cathérine L’Inédit 2015
Wine: Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Sainte Cathérine 2005
Filet de lapereau poêlé, épaule confite, spätzles liés au jus
Wine: Pinot Gris Altenbourg 2008
Blue de Bonneval, râpé de noix de Grenoble
Wine: Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Schlossberg Sélection de Grains Nobles 2006
Eau d’Ananas et laurier “façon bière”, tuile craquante
Coing roti, cristallines, sorbet, crème légère de yaourt
Wine: Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum 2012
Biscuirons, Sucette Chocolat noir “Illanka”, Rissole au safran des Hurtières, La Cruche.
Reservations can be made at Hotel La Bouitte:
Hameau de St Marcel
73440 St Martin de Belleville – France
+33 (0)4 79 08 96 77
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