Friday, May 12, 2017

Tour de Pinot Dinner at Bastille

From our friends at Bastille Restaurant & Wine Bar...

Five-Course Menu Paired with Pinot Noir

On Wednesday, May 24 beginning at 6 PM, Chefs Christophe & Michelle Poteaux present a spectacular five-course dinner paired with Pinot Noirs of the nation and the world at Bastille, located at 606 N. Fayette Street in Old Town Alexandria.

The $89 prix fixe menu includes an Amuse Bouche of Ceviche paired with Cava Jupé y Camps, Pinedes, Spain NV; Salade au Chèvre-Bucheron cheese, Miller’s Farm (VA) strawberries, baby arugula and lemon vinaigrette with Sancerre Rosé, Delaporte, France 2016; Saumon sauvage du Pacifique - Flash seared marinated wild salmon with ramps, mushrooms and  beurre rouge with Red Tail Ridge, Finger Lakes 2014; Confit de Canard with Royal trumpet and hen of the woods mushrooms, cipoline, blackberries and red wine jus with Wild Hills, Willamette, Oregon 2015; ending with Fromage - whipped Pavé d’Affinois, black raspberries and black pepper tuile paired with Michael Pozzan, Russian River Valley, California 2014.


Pinot Noir, the only red wine grape of Burgundy is thought to have been born from a seldom seen grape that is grown in only a few select areas of France, Gouais Blanc. Pinot Noir as a plant is quite complicated and seems to have spread its wings and has given birth to several off springs. There are 16 known, unique different types of Pinot Noir grapes grown today. Pinot Noir is a popular grape that has become even more wide spread over the past 40 years. In fact, recent studies show that Pinot Noir is the 10th most widely planted grape in the world! Today there are a total of 117,358 hectares and perhaps more under vine of Pinot Noir cultivated all over the world.

Pinot Noir, the red wine grape of Burgundy, takes its name from a combination of the French word for pine (Pinot), is due to its tight, pine cone shaped, fruit clusters.

Bastille is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 AM until 10 PM and Sunday 11:30 AM until 9 PM serving brunch, lunch, dinner and all day dining with café and bar menu offered. The restaurant is located in The Asher at 606 N. Fayette Street in Alexandria, Virginia, just two blocks from the Braddock Metro. For reservations and further information, please log into or call (703) 519-3776.