The wine dinners that restaurants offer periodically are always great eating experiences, excellent values, and informative about wines that might not be on everyone’s radar. The next such opportunity for special off-menu dishes, introduction to new wine producers, and in general a fine dining night will be Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m., when Brasserie Provence introduces the Gargouille Collection, a new-to-Louisville wine micro-importer, which represents wines from small, family-run vineyards using organic and/or biodynamic methods that reveal a respect for terroir.
Among the wines paired with the menu will be an Alsatian Riesling made in the dry style, two red blends from Languedoc made from old-vine grapes, a 100% Malbec from Cahors, grown on river terraces, and a Rhone Valley Syrah.
The menu: Potage Bonne Femme (potato, leek and carrot soup with Gruyere), Roulade de Poulet (chicken mousse with mushrooms, Comte cheese and thyme polenta), Steak de Boeuf (hanger steak, with a bean ragout and harissa chimichurri) and Palmier au Fromage de Chevre (a puff pastry cookie with goat cheese mousse and raspberry coulis).
Dinner and wine pairings will be $65. Wines will be available for purchase with a special 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine. Call (502) 883-3153