Wine Tasting Lunches

Introduction déjeuners oenologiques

Alain Gousse, head sommelier of our Albert 1er gastronomic restaurant will be delighted to share with you his passion for wine. He proposes 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.

Wine Tasting Lunches - September 2016 - The Sake

Maison Matsumoto

This month Alain Gousse proposes you to discover the distillery MATSUMOTO that is making Sakes since 1791 in Kyoto. Monsieur Hidehiko is coming from Japan to present, explain and let you taste the subtleties of those great rice drinks.

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016
Sakes proposed by the MATSUMOTO distillery of Kyoto

The morning tasting session is followed by a gastronomic lunch in the Albert 1er restaurant. Pierre proposes you a menu elaborated match perfectly with the Sakes selected. Monsieur Hidehiko will take pleasure in joining you at the table.

10:30 am - Tasting of 4 different Sakes:
Meilyoshisui – Junmai – « Taruhi » - cépage Kinmon nishiki
Yamagata Masamune – Junmai – cépage Dewa sansan, région Yamagata
Yamagata Masamune- Junmai Kimoto cuvée 1898 – cépage Akaiwa Omachi – région Yamagata
Kiyasho shuzô –Jikon – Tokubetsu Junmai – cépage Gohaykumangoku / Yamadanishiki / Hattannishiki – région Mié

12:00 noon - Lunch at the 'Albert 1er' restaurant

Tourteau crab in turnips ravioli, avocado and trout eggs condiment.
Pike quenelle with lake Geneva’s crayfish, coral butter risotto.
Fresh and matured cheeses.
Rhubarb, lemon and green cardamom.
Bite-sized chocolates and desserts.

Sakes served with this menu:
Junmai – cépage Gohyakumangoku
Junmai Ginjô – cépage Gohyakumangoku / différence de polissage
Junmai « Kocon » - cépage Yamadanishiki / différence de cépage
Matsumoto Shuhari – Junmai Daiginjô Ultra Junmai – cépage Yamadanishiki / différence de polissage

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.


Some practical information :

Next winetasting lunches:
December 2016

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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.

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 your credit card details (long number, expiration date and security code).
In case of cancellation 48 hours prior to the wine tasting concerned, the value of the wine tasting lunch per cancelled person will be charged, except if we manage to find somebody to replace you.
Thank you for your understanding.

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Please feel free to reserve as of now, so as not to miss out on these exceptional meetings at the Albert 1er.