I’m delighted to share our latest culinary insights and propositions . This month we take all that is crisp and adventurous and package it up in a delicious moment of culinary reading: From an ode to the world’s most precious pea—both expensive and requiring princesses-worthy care, to an in-depth interview with Burgundy & Piedmont wine-connoisseur Greg Love, in a tale of wine and stars. We make your mouth water with a detailed recounting of a nine-course, vol-au-vent centred lunch, based on organic local fare at Burgundy’s La Ferme de la Ruchotte.
Speaking of Burgundy, we only have a few spots left at our upcoming Exceptional insider’s 3-day tour of the Côte d’Or region including vignerons from eight noble domaines; a very prestigious sushi omakase dinner and a Burgundian banquet. While our party to welcome in the summer months and celebrate bouillabaisse and experience a foodie tour to the most important culinary spots in the Marseille area is open for potential reservation.
Happy reading, and hope to have you join us on one of our upcoming adventures.
An Exceptional Deep dive into Burgundy and Omakase
Only 2 spots left!
APRIL 20 – 23
Luxeat is pleased to offer a truly unique, insider’s tour at the table with the vigneron’s from eight noble domaines; dining at fine restaurants; a Burgundian banquet and Paulee and insights into the gourmet traditions of the world renowned Côte d’Or region of Burgundy. And in keeping with Luxeat’s passion for Japanese excellence, an Omakase dinner, featuring both high-end Sushi and Wagyu offerings, prepared by Sushi Master, Tiago Cardoso di Silva, who is joining us from Paris for this exceptional event.
This may be your only opportunity to sit at the same table in Burgundy with some of the best vigneron’s in the world; to ask them about their lives and wines, to feast like Burgundian nobility for three days and drink a very high end selection of Premier Cru and Grand Cru white and red Burgundy wines sourced directly from their cellars and private collections. Provenance does not get any better than this.
1: The Omakase dinner on Friday evening, prepared by Sushi Master, Tiago Cardoso di Silva, who is joining us from Paris for this exceptional event.
In keeping with Luxeat’s passion for Japanese excellence, our Omakase dinner will feature both high-end Sushi and Wagyu offerings, accompanied by a range of exceptional Premier and Grand Cru wines from Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, Vosne Romanée and other renowned villages of the Cote d’Or.
To accompany the Sushi courses we will be enjoying aged White Burgundies in magnum from the three great Clos Monopole vineyards in Puligny Montrachet of domaine Jean Chartron. These magnums are part of the family cellar collection and will be presented by Jean-Michel Chartron.
To accompany the Wagyu beef and other savoury courses; we will be enjoying a range of refined and pure Red Burgundies from Vosne Romanée & Nuits Saint Georges. These bottles are supplied directly from the prestigious cellar of domaine Thibault Liger Belair, as presented by Thibault Liger-Belair.
2. A Burgundian banquet and Paulee at Chateau de Charodon on Saturday evening, featuring the biodynamic wines of Louis Vallet. Louis has been likened to being the new Henri Jayer of Burgundy by the renowned chef and wine bar owner; Fabienne Parra: the former owner of Ma Cuisine and Le Bout du Monde.
There will be live music during the dinner and Paulee. In true Burgundian tradition, a Paulee is where Luxeat guests are invited to share their own favourite Burgundy wines with each other and the vignerons, after the conclusion of the dinner wines served by Chateau de Charodon.
3: Three fine Burgundian restaurant meals with specially selected Luxeat menus and Burgundian vignerons with their fine wines in attendance.
The restaurants and vigneron’s are:
- La Ferme de la Ruchottes in Bligny Sur Ouches, run by the renowned Fred Menager.
Vignerons: Hubert L’Estime of domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard in Chassagne Montrachet, and Virginie Taupenot of domaine Taupenot-Merme in Morey Saint Denis.
- La Benaton in Beaune, run by Keishi Sugihara.
Vignerons: Representing the Femmes de Vins des Bourgognes:-Nadine Gublin of Jacques Prieur in Meursault and Anne Parent of domaine Parent in Pommard.
- L’Agastache restaurant in Volnay; run by Nunzio and Caroline.
Vigneron: Mark Fincham of domaine Tawse in Beaune and Maison Marchand Tawse in Nuits Saint Georges.
4. A guided walking tour of the wineries and vineyards from Vosne Romanée to Chambolle Musigny, featuring a Caisse-Croute (mid morning snack Luxeat style) opposite the Romanee Conti vineyard.
5: There is also a guided tour of the Grand Cru vineyards of Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet, a tutored tasting of the excellent jams and confits of Vignes and Vergers in Chassagne Montrachet which are sourced from the finest ingredients and a foodies tour of Beaune Market on Saturday morning.
Bouillabaisse feast at a private villa in Provence
JUNE 09 – 11
A party to welcome in the summer months and celebrate bouillabaisse with an exceptional feast at a private villa in Aix en Provence, accompanied by a foodie tour to the most important culinary spots in Marseille.
A tour dedicated to Provencial cuisine, highlighting one of Luxeat’s favourite dishes—Bouillabaisse—the authentic Provencal fish stew made of Mediterranean seafood, tomatoes, herbs and saffron, which has become both expensive and almost extinct in the region.
Dinner facing breathtaking views of Calanques.
City-guided tour with lunch at the famous pizzeria and authentic French Bistrot.
Bouillabaisse dinner at a private villa in Aix en Provence with the top vintage wines.
Greg Love, a tale of wine and stars
Burgundy & Piedmont wine-connoisseur, writer, sharer and lover
When Greg Love reflects on his childhood he talks of “a great sense of the adventure and wonder for the world” gained from travel from his homeland in Melbourne, Australia to Papua New Guinea for 4 years as a young boy, with a detour via the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, before returning to Australia. It is with the same sense of adventure and wonder that he discovers, shares and envisions experiences around the wines from the regions of Burgundy, France and Piedmont, Italy.
World’s most precious pea
Smaller, flatter, more delicate and grain-like than the garden variety, guisante lágrima (teardrop pea) is both expensive and requires princesses-worthy care. Known by some as Green Caviar, the vegetable delight is one of the world’s most time-sensitive vegetables. Its sugar starts transforming into starch almost as soon as it is picked (always at dawn to avoid exposure to harsh sunlight). With 60% of its quality lost after only two days off the vine, transport from orchard to kitchen is one of the reasons for a price tag of anywhere between 200 and 350 euros per kilo. A constraint that creates a tight link between growers and the renowned kitchens that list it on the menu, a true local luxury.
La Ferme de la Ruchotte
With its iconic wines, Burgundy and more specifically Côte d’Or, holds quite a few surprises. One of which, La Ferme de la Ruchotte, we stumbled upon last Sunday, in the form of a nine-course, vol-au-vent centred lunch, based on organic local fare including rare species of home-raised fowl.