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The London Brings HdV Wines to a Dinner Party

HdV Winemaker Stephane Vivier

HdV Winemaker Stephane VivierPhoto: HdV Wines

Napa’s HdV Wines (Hyde de Villaine) is coming to West Hollywood for the first time with an extravagant winemaker’s dinner planned by exec chef Andy Cook and sommelier Aaron Elliott at Gordon Ramsay at The London. HdV winemaker Stephane Vivier will help host the dinner, pairing past and current vintages and offering his expertise. HdV is testimony to the fruits of a good marriage, born from the union of Pamela de Villaine, a cousin of the Hyde family of Hyde Vineyards, who boosted Napa’s early reputation with its Carneros soil-grown grapes, and Burgundy’s Aubert de Villaine, raised on the classic wine-making traditions that established his family’s Domaine de la Romanée Conti as an international legend.

Reservations are available by emailing Elliott for the January 21st dinner, offering three courses and passed canapés, plus dessert and cheese, paired with five wines. The $150 per person price is reflected back in hedonistic selections that include wagyu short rib with tenderloin, salmon mi-cut, and roasted quail with foie gras. The London’s HdV Winemaker’s Dinner menu is below.

The London West Hollywood welcomes
Winemaker Stéphane Vivier of HdV Winery

Thursday January 21st 2009
$150.00 per person plus tax and gratuity

MENU

Reception at 7:00 PM
Tray Passed Canapés

2008 HdV de la Guerra Chardonnay Carneros

First Course
Salmon Mi-Cuit with Macedoine of Beetroot and Gruyère Cheese
Horseradish Cream, Deep Fried Oyster

2004 HdV Chardonnay Carneros

Second Course
Roasted Quail with Foie Gras and Saffron Chutney, Chopped Truffle

2000 HdV Chardonnay Carneros

Main Course
Nebraska Black Angus Tenderloin and Slow Braised Wagyu Short Rib
Root Vegetables, Madeira Jus

2005 HdV Belle Cousine Carneros

Cheese/Dessert

Ditcheat English Cheddar with Sour Cherry & Tomato Jam
(Somerset, U.K.)

2006 HdV Syrah Carneros

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