The Honorable Jean Cooper
Exquisite Food and Wine Pairing Experience – Dinner for 8
Estimate $3,500 – $4,500
Courtesy of the Honorable Jean Cooper
You and your guests will taste vintage and rare bottles of wine with a menu that is both glamorous and indulgent. Jean taught at a professional cooking school for 11 years as an avocation. The food will not take a back seat to the wines at this dinner, which will be held at Jean’s Foothills home on a mutually agreeable date.
You will start your Food and Wine Experience with a 1985 Dom Perignon Champagne, a 2008 vintage champagne, and a long Grand Rosé Montaudon to compare aged, medium and young rosé champagnes. You will enjoy caviar on blinis, miniature lobster eclairs, foie gras canapés, and smoked salmon rosettes on cucumber slices with the champagne tasting.
At the table, you will have a few “amuse bouche” while tasting three wines from the 1986 Bordeaux vintage: Cos D’Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Grand Puy Lacoste. For your first course, you will enjoy a 2015 Puligny-Montrachet Domaine Jomain white burgundy with a trout pecanois, which is a New Orleans fish dish with a brown butter, herb, and pecan sauce.
For your main course, you will have a choice of duck breast or rack of lamb prepared with a complimentary sauce, a lovely cauliflower-celery root puree, and a seasonal green vegetable. The main course will feature three wines from the excellent 1990 vintage in Bordeaux: Ch. Lafite Rothschild, Ch. Latour, and Leoville La Cases. The cheese and salad course will give you a chance to taste two vintages of one of Jean’s favorite wines, the 1994 and 2000 Ch. Pichon Lalande. To get ready for the transition to dessert, you will also enjoy a 1992 Fonseca Vintage Port, which will be a dream with fine blue cheese, but is also a great friend of chocolate.
Your dessert will be individual hot chocolate soufflés with a Grand Marnier crème Anglaise. The port will be delicious with the chocolate soufflé. You will also enjoy fine chocolates and other tiny sweet endings to your food and wine pairing experience.