When a great artist chooses to collaborate with another great artist, the results are historic cultural touchstones. Witness the achievements of Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Queen and David Bowie. And for oeniphiles, the wines of Lingua Franca, a new Willamette Valley project spearheaded by master sommelier Larry Stone and Burgundian icon Dominique Lafon, are music to our ears.
After joint participation in a similarly styled operation in the Willamette Valley called Evening Land, their newest venture is distinct from anything they’ve made before, yet falls well within the purview of stylishly creative fine wines. Grapes are picked early, methods of extraction in the cellar are vehemently avoided, oak is admininsted with admirable restraint and different lots are tasted and blended together to achieve a balanced final product. The results are tensile and elegant, a line up of finely tuned Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays the likes of which recall an Old World sensibility. Join us on October 30th, for a wine dinner hosted by Larry Stone featuring a line up of his top 2016 bottlings.
Steamed Black Mussels
Vadouvan Curry, Green Chile, Cauliflower,
Golden Raisins, Garlic Toast
AVNI Chardonnay Willamette Valley, 2016
Bunker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay Willamette Valley, 2016
Wild Mushrooms, Kale, Hazelnuts, Crispy Sage, Parmesan
AVNI Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, 2016
Estate Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills, 2016
Braised Colorado Lamb Shank
Kabocha Squash Purée, Pomegranate, Pistachio
The Plow Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, 2016
Hope Well Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, 2016
$95 per person, plus 20% service and tax.
Seating is very limited to 25 guests.
Reservations can be made by calling 505.983.2100.
Due to the nature of the menu, there can be no substitutions or modifications.
Menu subject to change based on product availability.
We recommend guests use transport alternatives (taxi, Uber, Lyft) when attending our events. It eases parking problems and avoids any surprise encounters with local law enforcement.