|Burns House Group takes its wine dinner to the Balmoral Club|
Guardian Lifestyles Editor
Published: Apr 13, 2012
I promised to keep you posted on those wonderful Burns House Group Wine Club dinners, so I’m holding true to my word. And the fourth wine dinner in the eight-dinner series is coming up. I just found out that the next wine dinner is be an evening of elegant dining at the Balmoral Club on Sandford Drive, featuring the fine Burgundy wines of Louis Jadot, France. And the four-course menu sounds heavenly.
To start with, tuna sashimi with wasabi soy sauce and sesame seaweed is being paired with a Louis Jadot Chardonnay. A Mesclun greens salad with toasted pecans, dried cranberries, Bermuda onions, grape tomatoes and mango vinaigrette paired with Louis Jado Pouilly Fuisse follows. And there will be a choice of entrees. You can either choose a blueberry breast of roasted duck or grouper bon fem served with creamy corn and pancetta polenta, stir fried bok choy and pickled carrot follow. A Louis Jadot Pinot Noir is paired with that. A flambéed guava crepe rounds out the meal paired with a Taylor Tawny Port.
It’s a meal that sounds absolutely divine because everything on the menu I’m a fan of. I love tuna sashimi. And the salad – just imagine the flavors and textures you get with the addition of pecans, cranberries, crisp tomatoes topped with a sweet mango vinaigrette. And blueberry (or any kind of berry for that matter) seems to go hand-in-hand with duck breast. And the thought of a perfectly cooked crepe takes me back to my days in Paris. This does indeed sound like a fabulous meal. Not to be forgotten of course is the cocktail reception, at which the Louis Jadot Macon Villages wine will be featured.
For the wine connoisseur, or people that just want to learn more, Larry Nocera, the Caribbean director from Kobrand Corporation for cruise lines for the Caribbean and Latin America will host the event and answer any questions relating to the wines.
The Burns House Group wine dinner will take place on Thursday, April 26 and a ticket costs a mere $90 per person, inclusive of gratuity and a complimentary bottle of Louis Jadot wine. If there’s a better value for your money than these wine dinners that features a multiple course meal paired with wines – I’d certainly like to find it. This type of dining gives you the opportunity to sample different foods, paired with different wines and allows you to determine what you like and what you don’t like, and to see how the wines complement the food.
The Burns House Group wine dinners have so far been staged at Graycliff Restaurant, Compass Point and Old Fort Bay Club. If you want to hop on to this latest ride that stops at the Balmoral Club, contact Therese Demeritte at 397-1454. From experience, seats are limited, so you have to reply early. Trust me.