Saturday, October 24th @ 7pm - Mélisse Dinner w/ Chef Josiah Citrin & The Wines of Wilson Daniels
This Online Tasting is on Saturday, October 24th at 7pm 💻 🍷
Deadline to join this ZOOM is 24 hours in advance of event.
Read below for sign up instructions. Menu will be posted on Thursday, October 15th.
Wine and dine with host Ian Blackburn. Special winery guests join Chef Josiah Citrin in pairing a 5-course Mélisse menu with five wineries of the Wilson Daniels portfolio! Meet the producers and get behind the scenes of the world's greatest wines. If you are unable to participate in the dinner from Mélisse, you may still have the wine tasting kits sent to you both local and world wide - select a lower cost tasting flight or full bottle kits! Zoom is the perfect platform to unite producers with wine lovers from all over the city and all over the world... Travel in style with us for this 5-course extravaganza.
Course 1 - Amuse
“Mousse Légère aux Vichyssoise” Delicate Mousse of Vichyssoise with Keluga Caviar
Served with Napa Valley's own Schramsberg, Blanc de Blancs (1/2 bottle)
$50 Upgrade:Schramsberg J. Schram 2010 (full bottle)
Course 2 - Seasonal Choice “Poireaux Vinaigrette” Marinated Leeks with Herbs, Vinaigrette of Prawns and Eggs Mimosa
Served with Pierre Sparr, Riesling "Schoenenbourg" Grand Cru, Alsace, 2017
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast "Hayflower, dried apple peel and chalky earth create a quintessential Alsace Riesling nose. The palate is juicy in an apple flavor, with a pith-like texture on the streamlined body. The finish is dry."
Course 3 - Fish “Limande Meunière” Sand Dabs, Capers, Parsley and Brown Butter with Chanterelles and Potatoes Glazed with Lemon
Served with Domaine Leflaive, Mâcon-Verzé Burgundy, France, 2018
"If the blessed slopes of the Cote d'Or are home to the ultimate expression of Chardonnay, then Anne-Claude Leflaive could be regarded as the magician some might use the word "shaman" who can conjure wine like no other from this propitious terroir." — Vinous
Course 4 - Entree “Duo of Boeuf Bourguignon” Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs and Prime Filet of Beef, Smoked Bacon, Carrots, Pearl Onions, Champignon, Whipped Potato
Served with Chêne Bleu, "Heloise" Southern France, 2011 (Biodynamic)
96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck Brilliant stuff, the 2011 IGP Vaucluse Heloise (70% Syrah, 20-25% Grenache and the rest Viognier) offers lots of blackberry fruits, peppery herbs and smoked earth aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, yet with an incredible sense of elegance and finesse, no doubt imparted by the limestone soils and higher elevation vineyards, this beautiful Syrah will continue drinking beautifully for another decade or more.
Total value = $400+ We deliver it anywhere in California for $350 (shipping included)!
Dinner is $80 per person (tip is included)
Wine is $69 per person (tip is included)
Pick up of wines and dinner: FREE
Delivery of wines and dinner: $20 inside of 20 miles of Santa Monica's Mélisse Restaurant
Vegetarian options and menu modifications are not available for this dinner
About Wilson Daniels Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a fully integrated, family-owned marketing and sales company representing a highly selective portfolio of the world’s most distinctive wines and spirits. Wilson Daniels continues to pursue and elevate the standards of excellence set by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels through developing long-term, strategic partnerships with luxury producers that possess profound respect for terroir, and are benchmarks in their region.
Jack Daniels (left) and Win Wilson, co-founders of Wilson Daniels
About Josiah Citrin Josiah Citrin is a culinary expert and veteran of Los Angeles’s gourmet dining scene, with more than 25 years of experience. He is a two-star Michelin chef and owner of Santa Monica's highly-acclaimed Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, and Dave’s Doghouse at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles and Indian Wells Tennis Garden. His culinary philosophy, “In Pursuit of Excellence” sets the standard for all of his concepts, whether fine-dining or casual.
How do you join?
Order your food
Pick up or
Trick to ordering multiple dinners: (example dinner for four) order 3-for-pick up and 1 dinner with delivery and all four will be delivered with wine.
We will confirm all orders before delivery
Order your wine (option)
Tasting Kit - 2.0 pours and 1/2 bottle of Schramsberg
Upgrade if you like to the 2010 J.Schram (750ML) for only $50
Order full bottle set - which automatically comes with 2010 J.Schram
Full Bottle Sets are valued at $400
How much is dinner? Dinner is the cost of the Dinner plus the wine plus delivery if needed.
Food must be ordered by end of business Wednesday, October 21st (or when it sells out)
Optional Wine Kit MUST be purchased 48 hours prior to be delivered before the tasting date (or when it sells out)
Once you have signed up, details and access codes will be distributed via email 48 hours prior to the dinner.
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 2 hours
Wine Kit or Full Bottle Purchases:
We reserve the right to adjust wines without advance notice
Must be an Adult 21-yrs of age and older to purchase