June 16, 2010
Six-Course Wine & Food Pairing With Ridge Monte Bello
LOS ANGELES, CA – Only once a year does the famed Ridge Vineyards make its way to Los Angeles to share its current releases with the many loyal fans of this historic winery. This year they have chosen to enjoy the hospitality, ambiance and fare at The Little Door for a leisurely six course wine paired dinner.
Tuesday June 22nd at 7:30pm, come explore pairings with Chef T. Nicolas Peter’s market driven organic fare and exquisite Ridge wines including 2008 Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay and Ridge MonteBello Red.
Then see the subtle nuances of terroir though food and wine pairings with Ridge’s celebrated Zinfandels. From salad through dessert, understand what influence place has on a grape and ultimately the wine.
Ridge’s Montebello Red – the wine that won the 2006 “Judgment of Paris 30th Anniversary Wine Tasting” with their 1971 & 2000 vintage, will be paired that night with Chef Peter’s entrée, showcasing the 2006 vintage. Eric Baugher, the head of the winemaking team for Ridge Monte Bello will be on hand to share conversation and questions in the intimate Blue Room of The Little Door.
The Little Door is exceptionally proud to be hosting Ridge in Los Angeles. The philosophies of both embrace great respect for mother earth. Ridge has a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture and Chef Peter was one of the early Los Angeles chefs to focus on organic and sustainable products. The Little Door’s Blue Room is a perfect place to enjoy this leisurely dinner; from the cobalt blue walls, the rustic tables, fireplace and Moroccan fabric draped ceiling, the ambiance is set for good food and good wine!
Reservations Required: $200 per person (includes bottled water, Moroccan Mint Tea and brewed coffee) Plus Tax & Tip
Call 323.951.1210 for reservations
The Little Door
8164 West Third Street
Los Angeles, Ca 90048
six-course pairing menu
2008 Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay
Fresh pear, green apple; orange blossom, apricot, and mineral. Lively acid and tropical fruit
-being paired with the subtle nuances of lobster
Leek and Saffron Broth
2008 Ponzo Zinfandel
Raspberry/guava/pepper nose. Rich red fruit, medium-to-full bodied. Integrated oak.
- the brightness of beets, goat cheese and almond to pair
Roasted Trio of Beets Napoleon
Goat Cheese and Toasted Almond Mousseline
2008 Geyserville Zinfandel
Ripe black cherry, blueberry, plum sauce. Gravel/mineral, mint/menthol, oak spice.
- paired with earthy foie gras, plump cherries and anise
Seared Bella Farm Foie Gras and Tartarian Cherries
Black Licorice Crumble
2006 Monte Bello Cabernet Blend
Mix of ripe cassis, and currant fruits; dark chocolate, toasty oak, licorice, exotic spice.
- our tender Organic Filet Mignon here with a port wine demi glace pairs.
Grilled Filet Mignon Port Wine Demi Glace
Fava Bean Puree and Crisp Straw Potatoes
2007 Lytton Springs Zinfandel
Intense blackberry fruit, exotic spice. Long, complex finish.
- playing to cheese and balsamic with roasted apricot
Roasted Apricot and Creamed Gorgonzola Cheese
Aged Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
2008 Paso Robles Zinfandel
Concentrated plum, black cherry. Gravelly earth, rich chocolate. Dark, juicy fruit on palate
-plays to chocolate naturally!
Flourless Chocolate Diamond Cake
Crème Fraîche Ice Cream and Rose Petal Syrup