To celebrate the opening of our lounge, come join Linden this Friday for Champagne and caviar. He will share a glass each of the highly acclaimed Dom Pérignon 2008 and Krug ‘Grand Cuvée’ Edition 164 (also predominantly from the outstanding 2008 Champagne vintage) along with the sustainably-farmed caviar we bring in from Aquitaine, France – Caviar de Neuvic. Your ticket will get you a glass of each Champagne as well as Caviar de Neuvic’s Caviar - Baeri “Signature” and Selection Oscetra (15 grams of each for a total of 30 grams) as well as wine banter time with Linden.
Several of you joined us last June for our Caviar and Champagne tasting, and these were Linden’s impressions of the caviars and Champagne:
Baeri “Signature” caviar, is the smallest-grained and darkest caviar of the three we tried. It has superb intensity and would be my choice for caviar to serve as part of fine cooking – to serve with lobster or prawns, on potatoes or scrambled eggs. It also worked well with a little crème fraiche on blinis. A little goes a long way, so this is also a great choice if you are preparing some canapés for guests. It worked really well with the rich fruitiness and fullness of the 2003 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses.
Oscetra caviar had slightly larger grains and a greyer colour. The flavour was more delicate than the Baeri, but also much more earthy and subtly complex. It was a dream with the two tightest, most focused of the Champagnes in our flight – the two 100% chardonnay ‘blanc des blancs’ 2004 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires.
Join Linden on Friday after work to see how these caviars match with DP 2008 and Krug 'Grand Cuvée' Edition 164. It’s the start of your holiday weekend – come and indulge with us!