Do you enjoy sampling delicious wine pairings and learning about the unique culture surrounding each intoxicating bottle? Join Maison on the second Tuesday of each month – starting November 2017 – as we host the Dilettante Wine Dinner Series, featuring a myriad of authentic French wines presented by guest Sommelier, Bill Gardner of L’Eft Bank Wine Company.
Upcoming Dilettante Wine Dinners at Maison
We simply cannot wait for these authentic wine and food tastings at Maison. Our casual format and affordable, intimate atmosphere is sure to impress.
Ready your senses, as you enjoy the tastes and backgrounds of three food courses with traditional wine pairings from several regions throughout France.
Here are a few details on what to expect from these enjoyable soon-to-be-held evenings.
November 14, 2017 – The Southern Rhône
With a climate that is oft described as Mediterranean-esque, the wine country of Southern Rhône produces some of the most diverse flavors in all of France. Its varied terroirs provide the perfect conditions to grow a vast number of grape varieties.
Because of this, Southern Rhône is known for its range of blended grapes and unique-tasting red, white, rosé wines – difficult to find in other regions. As for the food pairings, our chefs have conjured up an inspiring menu to perfectly compliment the tastes of Southern Rhône.
- Course I: 2015 Nicolas Perrin Viognier paired w/ Coquille St. Jacques – scallop, leek, citrus & gruyere gratin
- Course II: 2013 Chateau Pegau Côtes du Rhône Rouge “Cuvee Maclura” paired w/ Petite Rack of Lamb, cheurè potato purèe & swiss chard
- Course III: 2013 Chateau de Montfaucon Lirac “Baron Louis” paired w/ Red Currant Glazed Squab, candied radish & frisée salad, currant gastrique
If you plan on attending this upcoming event, please give us a call to reserve your place: 414-323-4030!
December 5, 2017 – Crémant to Champagne
Although you may have deduced the wine varieties famously produced in the Champagne region of France, there is still plenty of intrigue to this celebratory evening of bubbly bliss.
To begin, have you ever heard of the term – Crémant? In the captivating world of sparkling wine, Crémant may be referring to a pour possessing a gentle fizz, rather than the common and bold nose-tingling effect.
However, Crémant may also refer to bubbly made outside of the Champagne region or one that is comprised of non-traditional grape varieties, as well.
- Course I: NV Marie-Pierre Manciat Crémant du Bourgogne
- Course II: NV J. Lassalle Champagne Brut Premier Cru, Champagne
- Course III: NV Patrick Bottex Vin de Bugey-Cerdon “La Cuieille,” Savoie
A sensational food combination will also be included with each course. However, we are still selecting just the right menu items to support the sparkling flavors of these authentic French pours. Track our choices by following this event on Facebook.
January 9, 2018 – Bordeaux
As a well-traveled port city located along the Garonne River in southwestern France, Bordeaux’s age-old wine tradition goes all the way back to the mid-first century, when it was introduced to the region by the Roman Empire.
Exquisite wine production throughout the countryside quickly became a staple and has endured the test of time, producing over 960 million bottles annually in modern day.
The French region of Bordeaux especially yields many forms of red and white wine, expertly blending grape varieties for delightfully diverse flavors. The sub-region of Graves is also productive, specializing in sweet, white dessert wines.
- Course I: 2016 Chateau Ducasse Bordeaux Blanc
- Course II: Chateau Saint Andre-Corbin St. Emilion-St. George
- Course III: 2014 Chateau La Riviere Sauternes
Attending our Bordeaux wine dinner is simply a must! As for the dinner courses, our chefs will be carefully crafting a complimentary menu for this lovely evening. We will announce these food pairings on our Facebook event, as the date draws nearer.
Would you like to attend a wine dinner in Milwaukee?
Simply arrive between 6 & 9pm – we do request that you RSVP to ensure your seat, as things will fill up as space allows. The cost of each Dilettante Wine Dinner is $45 plus tax & gratuity/person, which includes all three courses of food & wine pairings.
To make a reservation for any of these upcoming dinner events, please give Maison a call at 414-323-4030. Santé!