By 13th Street Winery, a certified “Good Food Fighter

On Thursday, June 14, 2012 sixty five privileged diners will partake in an evening of international cool climate chardonnay masterfully paired to fine French cuisine prepared by none other, the virtuoso of veau, the champion of champignon, the doyen of duxelles, Chef Didier Leroy. Winemakers Norman HardieThomas Bachelder and Francois Morissette will all be on hand to discuss the great white grape and in addition to top wines from their own estates will pour and speak to fine wines from France, South Africa, British Columbia and Austria.

Following a special Blanc de Blancs sparkling reception and brief welcoming remarks, diners will be ushered into the luxurious surroundings of the main dining room at Restaurant Didier on Yonge Street in Toronto for a scrumptious five-course feast. The full menu is as follows:

Oysters on half shell
White Shrimps, Sauce Aurore

2006 Blue Mountain Estate Blanc de Blancs, British Columbia

Salade Scotch
2009 Norman Hardie Cuvee L, Prince Edward County
2009 Ataraxia Chardonnay, South Africa

Pickerel Gateau
2009 Delaney Bachelder, Niagara Peninsula
2007 Domaine Laroche Chablis Les Vaillons 1er Cru, France

Suprèmes de Volaille Florentine
2009 Pearl Morissette Cuvée Dix-­‐Neuvième,  Niagara Peninsula
2008 Fred Loimer Schell Mann Gumpold Reserve, Austria

Cheese Trio

$150 per person (plus HST, service)

For tickets please call Tory at Restaurant Didier at (416) 925-8588

This special dinner is a sneak preview event for the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration which will take place in Niagara Wine Country from July 20-22, 2012.