Storming the Bastille


The Second Sunday Supper Circle
Storms the Bastille

A Picnic Style Tour of the French Countryside

The Champagne Region

Spinach Salad with Lardons, Portobello Mushrooms, Shallots and Pinenuts with a Spiced Vinaigrette
Krug Grand Cuvée Champagne

The Alsatian Slopes

Fresh Brook Trout Poached in White Wine with a Horseradish Mayonnaise
1994 Pierre Frick Riesling “Lerchenberg”

The Burgundian North

Minted Gazpacho
1990 Jean Dauvissat Chablis “Vaillons” 1er Cru

The Rhone Valley

Walnut Terrine with Lamb, Pork and Veal
1976 Jasmin Côte-Rôtie

The Atlantic Coast

Tomme de Pyrenees and Valencay Jacquin Cheeses, Roasted Peppers, Jambon de Bayonne
1978 Château Langoa Barton St.-Julien

The Loire River

Oven Roasted Peach and Plum Souffle Cake with Fresh Berry Sauce
1990 Pierre St. Maurille Coteaux du Layon Grains Nobles

I’m sure we didn’t head out and have a picnic style supper, regardless of the titling. All of the dinners took place in my apartment, which in July 1996, would have been a third floor walk-up one bedroom spot in the East Village, in the building next to the Hell’s Angels headquarters for NYC. But nonetheless, we were clearly going for a bit of a casual French feel to things in celebration of Bastille Day.


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