Sunday, April 24, 2016

Macon Bistro & Larder to Host Special Five-Course Wine Dinner, May 11th

From our friends at Macon Bistro & Larder...

The Magnolia Room at Macon Bistro & Larder to Host a Five-Course Wine Dinner with Notable Winemaker Alphonse Mellot of La MoussièRe Family Vineyard

Macon Bistro & Larder, the French and Southern-inspired bistro in Chevy Chase, located at 5520 Connecticut Ave., NW, will host a five-course wine dinner featuring prestigious Loire Valley winemaker, Alphonse Mellot, on Wednesday, May 11th at 7 PM. Priced at $150 per person (tax and gratuity included), guests will have the pleasure of enjoying five courses of seasonally inspired classic dishes with a Southern twist, paired with wines from the Sancerre area of the Loire Valley.  Guests will enjoy the following vintages: 2014 Domaine La Moussière Rose; 2012 Sancerre Blanc "Cuvee Edmond"; 2012 Sancerre Vieilles Vignes Blanc, Les Romains; 2008 Sancerre Rouge "En Grands Champs," as well as 2005 Sancerre Rouge "Generation XIX." Seating is limited to 30 guests, and reservations are required.

WHERE: Macon Bistro & Larder, 5520 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20015 (within the Chevy Chase Arcade Building) (202) 248-7807;

WHENWednesday May 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM

HOW: For more information and reservations, contact General Manager AJ Johnson,

WHY: Alphonse Mellot winery is determined to set out and conquer this century, in which the copy is preferred to the original. This difficult challenge drives Mellot winery to continue to make beautiful one-of-a-kind wines. Sancerre is first and foremost an isolated hill that rises up in the middle of a serene landscape bathed by the soft light of the Loire river. At the beginning of the XIX century, Alphonse Mellot founded a tavern in Sancerre where one could enjoy local wines and so began a flourishing trade that was to continue. In 1881, he was granted a license to ship his wine throughout France and all over the World. This marked the beginning of a pacific conquest which has been pursued and developed by the family business from father to son ever since, with the eldest son continuing to bear the name of the Founder Alphonse. Today, this century old winemaking tradition is perpetuated by Alphonse Mellot, father and son, the 18th and 19th to bear the name. The wines are produced from the upper Sancerre vineyard, the most famous of which is the Domaine La Moussiere. Its exceptional quality has led to it being officially classified as a unique category amongst the Sancerre wines. The Domaine De La Moussiere comprises one single vineyard of over thirty hectares.

Alphonse Mellot Winemaker Dinner

Essie’s Biscuits with honey butter and pepper jelly

First Course
Frisée Salad with asparagus, crispy shallots, radish and sieved egg

Second Course

Third Course
Wild Mushroom Risotto with truffle essence

Fourth Course
Rabbit Ballotine with rainbow baby carrots and whole grain mustard sauce

To Finish
La Planche à Fromage with raclette, roquefort, American grana, cornichons and honey