Bubbly Events, Champagne, Drinks

Dom Pérignon Dinner at The Ivy Hotel

April 12, 2009
The Ivy Hotel in San Diego is presenting a luxurious Dom Perignon dinner on April 22. Three vintages will be paired with seasonal cuisine by Executive Chef Nathan Coulon.

The Ivy Hotel in San Diego is presenting a luxurious Dom Pérignon dinner on April 22. Three vintages will be paired with seasonal cuisine by Executive Chef Nathan Coulon.

I love pairing champagne and sparkling wines with food, but it’s rare to get a chance to do this with high-end vintage wines and cuisine. Those twin pleasures come together April 22 at the Ivy Hotel in San Diego, when they present a Dom Pérignon champagne dinner in the signature restaurant The Quarter Kitchen.

Three vintages of DP: the 2000, the Oenotheque 1993 and the Rosé Vintage 1998 will be paired with cuisine from Executive Chef Nathan Coulon who uses classic techniques and local seasonal ingredients to create a very balanced and delicious cuisine. The menu includes a Osetra caviar, chilled leek soup with a bacon gastrique and a spring halibut with fava beans, Meyer lemon zest and spring onions in a beurre blanc sauce.

The rarest wine is the Oenotheque  (that’s eno-TEK) 1993. In spectacular vintages, the house puts away wine to age in a special wine cellar known as the Oenotheque, which means wine library. Because of its long aging — 13 years  for the 1993 — the champagne is described as being powerful yet with fruity and mineral notes.

The Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1993 is an extremely rare wine that spent 13 years aging on yeast, which gives it a very rich aroma and bold yet elegant flavors.

The Dom Pérignon Oenotheque 1993 is an extremely rare wine that spent 13 years aging on yeast, which gives it a very rich aroma and bold yet elegant flavors.

The black-and-white photo with the dinner invite is one of a series with Claudia Schiffer shot and conceived by designer Karl Lagerfeld for the launch of Dom Pérignon’s Oenotheque. The back story is of a happy young couple with money who are slightly bored; drinking champagne causes the husband to fantasize about his wife being many different women: Marie Antoinette, a French maid, a dominatrix, a blushing bride…To see the rest of the series, check out this slide show on FabSugar.com

The dinner is $150 per person; cocktails will be served at 7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:30. For more information or to make reservations, call 619.814.2000.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Recipe Collector June 4, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, too bad I didn’t know about this earlier. It would have been really great to join this event. I love champagne.

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