Join us at Meritage on Friday evenings as we tour through the French countryside for eight weeks this summer.
The Tour de France will be a 3-course menu exploring the famous (and sometimes not so famous) foods, wines and cheeses unique to different regions of France.
Reserve with us today!
This week: Bordeaux
"For centuries wine has been produced in Bordeaux. This has led to a great understanding of the influence of the climate, the land and the grape varieties which produce the best wines in the region. Many of the vineyards are still family-owned. Each year the winemakers use their skill and experience to blend their grapes – Cabernet and Merlot for the reds, Sauvignon and Sémillon for the whites – to produce wines of character and diversity, whose restrained style makes them especially good with food.
With its Atlantic ocean coastline fish and shellfish abound, but Bordeaux is carnivore country and its most celebrated dish is entrecote a la bordelaise, a world known dish of rib steak cooked in a rich gravy made from Bordeaux wine, butter, shallots, herbs and bone marrow. Certainly a great match with a hearty Bordeaux red. And you are going to find excellent hams, tasty succulent lamb, terrines and pates that will surprise and desserts and cheeses that are in a class of their own."
Make sure to stop in to Meritage to receive your Tour de France Passport!
With each week you attend, you will receive a stamp. Collect 4 stamps for the Tour de France, and you will receive a $20 gift certificate for Meritage!
Collect 8 stamps (collectively) in the Tour de France passport OR the Tour of Europe passport at Brasserie Zentral, and you will receive a custom 3-course dinner at the restaurant of your choice!
(Reservations are required; please contact Meritage at 651.222.5670 or Brasserie Zentral at 612.333.0505 to speak with the reservationist.)