Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Rockets & Rosés at Bastille

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

Rockets & Rosés

The best of summer in food and wine at Bastille

On Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30, Chef/owners Christophe & Michelle Poteaux of Bastille offer a five-course $59 prix fixe menu bringing the best of summer’s harvest together with the perfect Rosé.

The meal begins with Gougères - Manchego & Espelette - choux puff served with Mas Fi Cava Brut Rosé NV (Xarello, Parellada, Macabeo); Fried Green Tomato & Egg Salad - herbs, harissa vinaigrette with Stobi Rosé, Tikves Macedonia 2016 (Vranec 20%, Rkatsiteli 80%); Prosciutto & Strawberry - five-spice duck prosciutto, compressed strawberries & arugula salad and Jerez vinegar syrup with Barnard Griffin, Columbia Valley WA 2017 (Sangiovese 100%); Octopus Paella - charred octopus & shrimp, paella rice and chorizo crumble served with Pepe Rosa, Toscana Rosato 2017 (Syrah 100%); and for dessert, Sparkling white peach soup - fresh strawberries, strawberry sorbet and almond cake croutons with Bellfina, Veneto “Pink” Moscato (Raboso 15%, Moscato 85%.)

Rosé is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method. The pink color can range from a pale "onion-skin" orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the varietals used and winemaking techniques. There are three major ways to produce rosé wine: skin contact, saignée, and blending. Rosé wines can be made still, semi-sparkling or sparkling and with a wide range of sweetness levels from highly dry Provençal rosé to sweet White Zinfandels and blushes. Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes and can be found all around the globe.

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 Road Metro. For reservations and further information, please log into or call (703) 519-3776.