This Online Tasting is on Wednesday, December 9th at 7pm 💻 🍷____________________________________________________________________________
A night in Burgundy with two French winemakers and a Michelin-Starred Chef?
Ian Blackburn presents Chef Christophe Emé and a night in Burgundy with Maison Louis Jadot.
Ian and Christophe will conspire to inspire, as they deliver dinners to all corners of Los Angeles.
Even in a difficult 2020, the best moments in food and wine are still accessible, and we intend to make the most of this moment.
Amazing cuisine from one of our great chefs, authentic wines from Louis Jadot with passionate presentations from the winemakers on Zoom...and all we need is you!
“It's times like these that the effort is worth it…we need to escape and touch, taste and feel greatness.” - Ian Blackburn
How Does It Work?
1. Order Your Dinner(s)
2. Order Your Flight Kit OR Bottle Kit to be delivered with your dinner
3. Select Delivery Option*
*Opt to pick up your wine and dinner OR opt to schedule a pick up of your wine and dinner via Uber/Lyft on 12/9 at 5pm.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHE EMÉ
At 15, Emé began an apprenticeship at the Hôtel de France in Contres, embarking on a journey that would take him into the world’s most rarefied kitchens. During his career, he honed his skills at the Michelin two-starred Auberge des Templiers in the Loire Valley and cooked alongside such luminaries as Gérard Rabaey in Switzerland and maverick chef Marc Veyrat at his three-star Auberge de l’Eridan, in the French Alps. In Paris, Émé worked with chef Michel Rostang at his eponymous restaurant in the 17th Arrondissement, and with Philippe Legendre at Paris’ opulent three-star Taillevent and later assisted Taillevent owner Jean-Claude Vrinat in opening the exclusive Normandie Grill at the Hotel Oriental in Bangkok.
Emé arrived in the United States in 2001, briefly working in New York, before moving on to Los Angeles to cook at the venerable L’Orangerie. There he introduced his signature brand of modern French cuisine, which eschews heavy, cream-based sauces in favor of intensely flavored emulsions and natural jus. After the traditional formality of L’Orangerie, Emé opened the legendary Michelin starred Ortolan.
Los Angeles Resume:
Beef Oxtail Parmentier with Perigord Black Truffle
91 Points - Robert Parker
Dessert: Meringue with Mascarpone and Chestnut Cream
Zoom Wine Flight Kit - $50
- Free Delivery in Los Angeles thanks to ZIPLY™
Zoom Wine Bottle Kit - $220
Dinner - $100
ABOUT Louis Jadot
- Since 1859, one of the most venerable, most trusted and revered wine houses in Burgundy
- Owns 280 acres of the Côte d’Or’s most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots
- Places equal importance on the wines of each of Burgundy’s appellations, whether village wines or Grands Crus
- Vinification balances tradition and technology, focusing on the purest expression of each wine’s terroir.
- Restrained use of new oak maturation allows terroir to shine.
- In 2013, Frédéric Barnier was named Technical Director, after working side-by-side with legendary winemaker Jacques Lardière for three years.
ABOUT Frédéric Barnier - Louis Jadot Technical Director
Frédéric Barnier graduated with a degree in Engineering at the Agronomic School of Montpellier and completed his education in 1999 with an Oenologist’s National Diploma.
Following his graduation, he joined “Château de Chassagne-Montrachet” where he undertook various duties that included vineyard management and vinification. In 2004, he took charge of the entire estate and its wine production. Frédéric joined Maison Louis Jadot in March 2010, as Technical Director, under the advisement of Jacques Lardière. Frédéric and Jacques have had the perfect working relationship with a shared vision of winemaking. They have work closely with the joint belief of the Maison Louis Jadot philosophy: no compromise on quality and ever greater control over raw materials.
Currently, Frédéric manages the winemaking team at the facilities in Givry and “La Sablière” in Beaune.
Frédéric Barnier, a native Breton, is 39 years old, married and the father of four children. He enjoys spending time with his family and cooking. In addition to wine, Frédéric has a passion for diving – he is a certified diving instructor.
ABOUT Cyril Chirouze - Winemaker
Born in Lorraine in 1983, Cyril was enthralled by wine at a very young age, and directed his studies towards a career in the field. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique in Montpellier with a degree in agricultural engineering, having specialized in viticulture and winemaking.
He began his working life in the vineyards of Domaine Piron in Beaujolais in 2006, then made wine at the Château des Jacques between 2007 and 2013.
After having concentrated on Gamay for a number of years, Cyril wanted to manage a Pinot Noir vineyard in the Côte de Nuits, and spent two years at the Château de Marsannay. Nevertheless, the siren song of the Gamay grape lured him back to Beaujolais!
Cyril has two children, Anna and Constant. He loves sports, particularly badminton and running. He runs one marathon each year, but hates speaking about the times he achieves. He's also a good cook, and enjoys eating the results with friends. Cyril is particularly inspired by chefs Michel Bras and Anne-Sophie Pic.
ABOUT Rachel Macalisang
Rachel is the French Portfolio Specialist for Kobrand Wine & Spirits and has been a Sommelier for over a decade, most recently, overseeing the wine program as Lead Sommelier at The Bazaar by José Andrés, located inside the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, where she demonstrated her passion for and expertise in global wines, with an emphasis on Spain. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Macalisang graduated from the University of Southern California – earning a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship – before dedicating her life and career to wine on an eye-opening trip to Italy, where she became immersed in local wineries in the Chianti region.
Macalisang was given her first job in the wine industry by the late Robert Mondavi and went on to work as Sommelier at restaurants across California, including the acclaimed Ame at the St. Regis in San Francisco, as well as the James Beard Award winning and Michelin-starred, The Restaurant at Meadowood, in Napa Valley. As a Sommelier, Macalisang helped create and maintain a robust list of global wines – as a Certified Sommelier, Certified Sake Professional, Spanish Wine Educator, and WSET Advanced Certified Sommelier. In her spare time, Macalisang can be found at the beach or surfing in the Pacific Ocean
Deadlines to join this ZOOM
Sign up : 24 hours before
Optional wine kit: 48 hours before
How do you join?
*It is FREE to participate but you must sign up (below) 24-hours in advance!
*Optional Wine Kit MUST be purchased 48 hours prior to be delivered before the tasting date.
*Once you have signed up, details and access codes will be distributed via email
ZOOM INTO WINE™ ONLINE TASTING EXPERIENCE:
- 7 PM Prompt Start - ZOOM website unique access directions will be delivered via email after you sign up.
- Anticipated Duration: approximately 60 minutes
WINE KIT PURCHASE:
- We reserve the right to adjust wines without advance notice
- Must be an Adult 21-yrs of age and older to purchase
- All wine kit purchases are not guaranteed to arrive in time for the Zoom
- Please refer to our shipping policy
*All sales and purchases are final, no refunds, credits, or returns.