Thursday, September 3, 2015

701 Restaurant Hosts Five-Course Champagne Dinner with Champagne Lanson

From our friends at 701 Restaurant...

701 Restaurant invites guests to come celebrate one of the world’s leading Champagne houses, Champagne Lanson, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30 PM. The House of Lanson is well known for blending its Champagne using a majority of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in order to achieve the perfect balance of power and finesse. They supply from over 500 hectares of vines in the wine-growing region of Champagne offering a wealth of choice. This enables Lanson to select the best grapes from the best plots. This is Champagne Lanson’s first wine dinner in Washington, DC. The exclusive experience is priced at $100 per person (tax and gratuity not included) and guests will enjoy Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert’s five-course feast while Enguerrand Baijot, the director of Champagne Lanson North America, will orchestrate pairings of Champagne Lanson Black Label Brut NV, Rose Label Brut, White Label and “Gold Label” Vintage Brut 2002.

WHENTuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM, limited seating is available and reservations are required.

WHERE: 701 Restaurant is located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004; Phone (202) 393-0701;

WHY: Champagne Lanson is a Champagne house located in Reims, a city in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. Since 2006, it has been owned by the Lanson-BBC group, which is headed by Bruno Paillard. Lanson was founded in 1760 by a magistrate François Delamotte. He was succeeded by his son Nicholas-Louis in 1798 and formed a partnership with Jean-Baptiste Lanson, who in 1837, gave the company the name of Lanson et Cie. The company’s focus then and today is on exporting Champagne to foreign markets. By the late 19th Century, Lanson was supplying Champagne by royal appointment to the courts of the United Kingdom, Sweden and Spain. Lanson remains a purveyor of Champagne to the British Royal Family and displays the coat of arms of Elizabeth II on its bottles.

First Course
Potato Terrine
Whipped Crème Fraîche, Paddlefish Caviar
Lanson Black Label Brut NV

Second Course
Hamachi Crudo
Radish, Hon Shimeji Mushroom, Brown Butter Miso Emulsion
Lanson Black Label Brut NV

Third Course 
Popcorn Puree, Chanterelles, Blueberry Kosho
Lanson Rose Label Brut

Fourth Course
Braised Grass-Fed Beef Short Ribs
Reblochon Potato Puree, Carrot, Spicebush Vinegar Jus
Lanson “Gold Label” Vintage Brut 2002

Fifth Course
Epoisse, Apricot Mostarda, Raisin Bread
 Elderflower Parfait, Coconut, Nectarine
Lanson White Label