Photograph by Jeremy Kramer
Jean-Philippe Delmas will join David Falk and the Boca team for an exclusive wine dinner Tuesday, November 22. Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the world’s oldest and most celebrated wineries and was the first to bottle on premises, to modernize the aging process, to sell their wine overseas, and the first to receive the prestigious First Growth classification at the Convention of 1855.
Delmas plans to pour at least two very rare bottles; the ’93 La Mission Haut-Brion, a vintage that has slept undisturbed for 20 years in the cellar of the chateau and the ’93 Haut-Brion. While Falk is not releasing the full menu, he does plan to serve a scallop crudo with Clarendelle Blanc and rack of lamb and black truffles with the famed ’93 Haut-Brion.
“Our menu began with understanding the terroir and cuisine of the Bordeaux region and we relish pairings that reflect our commitment to the culinary techniques of the French masters.” Falk explained. “While sample bottles of the two (aforementioned) wines weren’t available, and understandably so, I was adamant that we taste all of the wines for the menu and personally purchased bottles to find the pairing.” Falk promises: “They were simply extraordinary.”
Tickets for the six-course paired dinner are available at bocacincinnati.tocktix.com. Chateau Haut-Brion is also shipping select vintages for purchase at the dinner with many available in Ohio for this night only.