October 17 & 18, 2005
Chile en Cuvee
$75/person (October 17)
$85/Person (October 18)
Boston Uncorked is extremely excited to bring you Chile en Cuvée, two exclusive and intimate wine and food pairing events featuring boutique Chilean wines and the culinary creations of chef Frank Schattauer of Cuvée, a gem of a restaurant on Newbury St. and recipient of a 2005 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Each of our two evenings at Cuvée is distinct, having its own format and featuring a unique set of wines and foods (see below for detailed descriptions of each event).
Evening One: Chilean Wine Exploration
This introduction to the wines of Chile is built around a guided tasting of seven different Chilean wines, each paired with a “small plate” (a.k.a. tapas) creation from the Chef.
Evening Two: Four-Course Menu Featuring Wines of Chile
This four-course wine dinner explores the food-friendly nature of five distinct Chilean wines. See how these foods can pair with more than one wine.
Boston Uncorked members are invited to attend either or both nights of Chile en Cuvée.
These multi-faceted Estate events will stimulate your olfactory, taste and intellectual senses. Settle into your chair, explore Chef Schattauer’s cuisine, and imbibe in a narrated exploration of specially selected Chilean wines representing three of the most exciting and distinctive wine regions in Chile.
Learn about the different viticultural characteristics of these regions, including the climate and soil that have a profound influence you really can taste in the wine. Taste and learn the story about Carmenère (pronounced “carmen-air”), a grape variety that was, from 1880 until recently, thought to be extinct. The heady spices, round tannins and big, bright blackberry fruit of Carmenère make it a delight to drink and an ideal match for a range of foods, thus capturing the hearts of those who prize fine wine and sumptuous dining.
The story of wines from Chile is an interesting tale of centuries-old history combined with modern day shifts in government and attitudes toward democracy, commerce and trade that have conspired to put Chile solidly on the viticultural world map. Boston Uncorked is pleased to be partnering with Chilean wine experts and importers Eduardo and Laura Varas from Best Valley Wines who will be our knowledgeable guides on both evenings.
Chile en Cuvée Evening One:
“Chilean Wine Exploration”
October 17, 2005
Evening One is an incredible educational and tasty journey encompassing seven wine tastings and a series of “small plates” of mouth watering and fulfilling delicacies. Discover the French and German influences on Chilean wine as you are guided through the different wine regions and taste premium examples from each, paired with luscious food, as follows:
1. Cavas Submarinas Muscat-Chardonnay 2004: Arrive and be greeted with a glass of this white wine with an intoxicating nose of violets and lychee that is ethereally delicate in the mouth
2. Crucero Sauvignon Blanc 2004: Crisp, zesty grapefruit and tangerine. Paired with Chilean Sea Bass with lemon and orange Ceviche, this is a refreshingly integrated treat
3. Casas Del Bosque Chardonnay 2004: Elegant aromas of pears and tropical fruits, balanced with honey touches of oak. Paired with a large, pan-seared sea scallop on a bed of fresh fruit salsa. Paired with Pan-Seared Sea Scallop over Fresh Fruit Salsa
4. Casa Viva Pinot Noir 2004: Light, irresistible pinot with smoky plums, complex mouth and pleasant finish. Paired with French Rack of Lamb Loin on a bed of Mixed Greens
5. Casas Del Bosque Merlot 2003: An earthy, rich wine that will blow away any stereotypes about Merlot being conventional! Paired with Buffalo Tenderloin with a Late Summer Cherry Sauce
6. Kiyantū Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2003: Sumptuous blend that is smooth and spicy, with lots of interesting history. Paired with Chicken & Vegetable Pasta Raviolis
7. Carmenère: Stunning. Heady and exotic spices, seductively velvety. For lovers of big, big reds! Paired with Ofenschlupfer, an autumn-spiced oven pudding. You’ll be surprised…
Evening One is designed to offer a very broad-spectrum exercise of your palate. This seated, full service experience will take you on a seven-course oenophilic and gastronomic adventure that is sure to leave you content and far more knowledgeable on the subject of New World wines from Chile.
Seating is limited to ~28 persons to ensure a comfortable, quality experience.
Tickets are $75 each and include all of the following:
All food, wine, taxes and gratuities for this private event
Seven wine samplings; a new glass for each wine, and a bonus, eighth glass of your favorite wine of the evening
“Small plates” of food paired with each wine as described in the menu above. (Note that vegetables and/or hormone free roast chicken may be substituted for any of the meat dishes on the menu. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know in advance if you desire this)
Expert-led discussion of modern wine production in Chile and a narration of each wine, including the vineyard, region of origin/production, grape variety, aging process, etc.
Chile en Cuvée Evening Two:
Four-Course Menu Featuring Wines of Chile
October 18, 2005
Evening Two is a comprehensive exploration and experience of five Chilean wines in a four-course dinner format. These wine and food courses will offer an opportunity to explore each in great depth, all the while stimulating your intellectual synapses via the professionally guided discussion of the wines and Chile. See how more than one of tonight’s wines can pair well with each of these courses.
The four-course menu for Evening Two is as follows:
Welcome Reception ~ Fruits & Cheeses
Harvest Salad of Mixed Greens, Walnuts, Raisins with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Mushroom Ravioli in a Herbed Mushroom Broth with White Truffle Oil
Roast Veal and Plums, Peruvian Mashed Potatoes, Baby Carrots & Broccolini
Roasted Apple & Marzipan
The wine list for the evening is:
1. Crucero Unoaked Chardonnay: Pears, pineapples and crisp green apples abound in this big, bold Chardonnay. The high quality of the ripe fruit shines through in a natural and unassuming style, free from any need to dress it up with wood
2. Casas Del Bosque Merlot 2003: Earthy, rich with blackberries and other dark fruits, this wine has been honored with medals at the International Wine Challenge in the United Kingdom and the Cata d’Or in Chile
3. Crucero Syrah 2003: The quality of the grapes shines through in a style that is more layered than fruit-forward, with absolutely no wood. This has the more elusively complex style of a French Syrah
4. Cavas Submarinas Cabernet Sauvignon: Lasting finish for great balance. This wine by Claudio Barrio, 2001 Chilean Winemaker of the Year, is served by the Chilean Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
5. Crucero Carmenère: This stunning wine may be your first taste of the surprising and delicious Carmenère. Complete with a fascinating history, the deep ruby color of this spectacular wine is the first hint of its extraordinary quality. This is an exotic wine that is seductively velvety.
Evening Two offers a thorough dining experience with food courses selected by chef Schattauer to pair with the wines in order to create a unique and intriguing culinary and wine encounter you won’t soon forget. This evening will also encompass an all-inclusive educational experience on Chilean wines.
Seating for Evening Two is limited to ~28 persons to ensure a comfortable, quality experience.
Tickets are $85 each and include all of the following:
All food, wine, taxes and gratuities for this private dinner
Five glasses of wine; a new glass for each wine, and a bonus, sixth glass of your favorite wine of the evening
Food paired with each wine as described in the menu above. (Note that vegetables and/or hormone free roast chicken may be substituted for any of the meat dishes on the menu. Please email email@example.com to let us know in advance if you desire this)
Expert-led discussion of Chilean wine history and a narration of each wine, including the vineyard, region of origin/production, grape variety, aging process, ideal food pairings, more
We ask that you arrive for these events no later than 7:15 PM in order to be seated in time for the tasting to begin. Plan to stay later, if you’d like, for a post-event exploration of the award-winning wine list at Cuvée.
We hope you can join us for one or both of these extraordinary Boston Uncorked-exclusive Estate wine and food pairing events.
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Boston MA, 02116