When: Thu., Feb. 23 2012
While we firmly believe that the best wine is whatever we have sitting on the kitchen counter, sometimes it’s fun to get a little chichi. Sommelier Cyrus Davarpanah makes that easy with tonight’s five-course wine dinner at Moxie. Beginning at 6 p.m., Davarpanah will be pouring a host of true French beauties: fine Bordeaux from Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, a hilltop estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Haut-Medoc. How chichi is it? Just last year, an 18-liter bottle of their 2009 Croix de Beaucaillou sold for more than $13K! You won’t be drinking from that jug tonight, but rest assured that whatever Davarpanah pours will be primo. To go with, executive chef Jonathan Bennett has crafted an equally upscale menu: oysters on the half shell, duck confit, a foie gras terrine, butter-poached langoustine and braised short ribs, and for dessert, a bittersweet chocolate pot de crème. The dinner bell chimes at 7 p.m. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations are required at the number below.