Tuesday, February 26, 2008

3/18: Bistro Corlise French Regional Food & Wine Journey

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, March 18

Dinner Celebrates Food & Wine of France’s Southwest Region: Bistro Corlise Presents A Five-Course Journey Through Beam, Quercy, Gers and Basque Country

(BEND, OR) Bistro Corlise’s Chef Jason Logan presents an evening of culinary delights from the southwest region of France on Tuesday, March 18. Seating is limited for this special five-course meal paired with regional wines and liqueur.

“Gastronomically, this region is defined as the Bearn, the Quercy, the Gers, and the Basque country; areas south of Bordeaux, north of the Pyrenees Mountains, and west of Languedoc,” explains Chef Logan. “With enough diversity and tradition to fill a lifetime of cooking, eating, and drinking, we take an evening to travel through this area of culinary treasures and amazing regional wines.”

The menu for the evening includes a first course of soupe (fish soup, fish mousseline) paired with Domaine Brumont, Pacherenc Du vic Bilh Sec, 2005. Second course is langue d’agneau (lamb tongue, cabbage, lentils, potato, lamb daube) paired with Domaines Jouffreau, Clos du Gamot, Cahors, 1989. Third course is canard (pan roasted duck breast, crépinette of duck leg, yellow foot chanterelles, cauliflower, sauce bigarade) paired with Domaine Brumont, V.V, Madiran, 2002. The fourth course pairs Domaine Brumont, Pacherenc Du Vic Doux Brumaire, 2004 with gâteau de noyer (walnut cake, prune curd, orange gelée). And for the finish, fromage (Roquefort cheese, golden raisin) and Bernard Boutinet, NV, Pineau des Charentes Blanc.

Certified by the International Sommelier Guild, Chef Logan lets wine lead the way through the cuisine. “We will be featuring three of Alain Brumont’s wines, a famed winemaker from the Madiran, says Logan. “Jean Jouffreau’s 1989 Clos du Gamont Cahors is another delightful find for this evening; the Jouffreau family has been making wine since 1610, passed down from father to son. Finishing the evening will be a Pineau des Charentes, an unfermented grape juice added to cognac, thus making a beautiful ‘vin de liqueur’.”

Cost for the Southwest France dinner is $125.00 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations, please call 385-6979 or visit www.bistrocorlise.com. Bistro Corlise is located downtown Bend at 916 NW Wall Street.

Read Laurie Rice's review in The Source Weekly, "Avec Bon Gout: Corlise will take you to the heart of Parisian cuisine," December 2007.

Here's a sneak peek inside during the day:

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