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 – June 2017 – Fuori Mondo domain

For the first wine tasting of the summer season, we are pleased to introduce the Fuori Mondo Domain in Toscane ( Italie ).

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017

Olivier Paul-Morandini was a lobbyist in Brussels for several years. He decided to completely change his life as soon as he has discovered the Volpaiole vineyards, on the hills of the Tuscan coast in Maremma. In the middle of natural parks, the vineyard takes the advantage of an abundant flora and a varied fauna. When you go for a walk, it is common to smell mint, violet or wild fennel.

Olivier Paul-Morandini fell in love with these wines and decided to make it better, with an organic conversation, a biodynamic farming and a meticulous effort in the wine cellar. It now results with high quality wines, tasted in the most beautiful starred restaurants all over the world.

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 Wines of the domain. The winemaker will take pleasure in joining you at the table.

10:30 am - Tasting of different Wines:
- Acco 2016
- Libero 2015
- Lino 2014
- Amaé 2014

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

Pressed Duck Foie Gras in a Porto jelly, Morello cherries chutney
Black Angus beef flank steak mid-smoked, low cooked,
Arnad bacon, gravy with herbs from the garden, mushrooms fricassee
Sheep’s milk Tomme, black cherries jam
Chocolate Carupano 70% sphere, raspberry and liquorice ice cream
Tea & coffee
bite-sized, chocolates and mignardises

Wines served with this menu:
                - Libero 2015, 100 % Ciliegiolo
                - Pema 2011, Cabernet-Sauvignon - Merlot
                - Lino 2013, 100 % Sangiovese
                - Amaé 2012, 100 % Cabernet-Sauvignon

The price for the wine tasting and the gastronomic lunch is 95 €uro per person.
The lunchtime menu only including wine, water and coffee is 70 €uro per person.


Some practical information :

Next winetasting lunches:
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 - Portos de la Quinta do Noval in Douro ( Portugal )
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017 - Bernard Magrez’ wines ( Bordeaux )
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 - Billecart Salmon Champagne

If you wish to receive the detailled programme for the next events please give us your email address here

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.

We are already at your disposal for any reservation requests.
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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.