Want Some Dinner With That Wine?
On Dec. 6, La Petite France is hosting its first wine dinner under new ownership (Karol and Tamara Gajda took over in April). The Feast of St. Nicolas, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature six courses of traditional winter French cuisine paired with regional French wines (see below). The meal is $75 per person, excluding tax and tip. For reservations, call 353-8729 or visit www.lapetitefrance.net.
Pâte du foie gras “en croûte”
Champagne Aspic Nicolas Sauterne
Gratin of winter cardoons scented with lavender
Château Magence Graves, 2004
Filet of Pacific halibut, saffron crème and mussels
Roux Tere and Fils White Burgandy, 2005
Roast duck with chestnuts, walnut-crusted figs and Armagnac
Domaine La Guintrandy Côtes du Rhône, 2005
Trails End Farm mixed greens, candied walnuts, peppermint oil and balsamic syrup
“Hugel” Gentil, 2005
Bûche de Nöel