Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More fun than you can have in a yellow shirt: French tasting at the Goose

Vive la France! Vive la Goose!
a French tasting at the Goose
Thursday, July 28, 5:30-7:30pm
10% off featured bottles for Wine Club Members and folks who wear a yellow shirt or ride their bikes to the Goose!

Don't be a square. Get ready to taste l'hexagone! Come to the Goose this Thursday evening, July 28th, 5:30-7:30pm, when we're taking over the Enoteca for our version of the Tour de France. You don't need a bike for this one. We'll provide the glass and you bring your appetite, then meander around the Enoteca's tasting stations as you like for a delicious tour of France, featuring...

Six French Wines
After a few sips of these bubbles, roses, whites and reds, your beret never looked so lovely. Among the many bottles we can't wait to pour maintenant are the bubbles of Deligeroy Cremant de Loire and Château Andron from the Medoc. If you'd like to take bottles home, they begin at $11.75 (but taste like a million francs...er, euro).
French cider and cheese pairing
Etienne Dupont bottle ferments vintage ciders with a different blend of their 13 apples each year. The chalky soil in the vineyard makes for small apples with more skin to pulp for a tannic, dry cider with amazing flavor and persistent bubbles. We've paired the cider with Cabecou Feuille D'Armagnac, a Perigord goat cheese dipped in plum Armagnac, dusted with a little ground black pepper and wrapped chestnut leaves.

A French-inspired tasting menu
The Enoteca will be scattered with dishes we're preparing in house to pair with the bottles flowing that night. The grill will be fired up outside (but we'll be cool as a concombre in the cellar) and we're blending the rich pate now. The menu is a little French and a little Goose, bien sûr.

Adieu for now but not for long...
No need to RSVP or make reservations.

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