As a teenager in Concord, MA, I worked many odd jobs -- catering, plowing, shifts behind a cheese counter, selling produce at the market; the four seasons of New England with all of their tastes and impressions laid the foundation for a lifelong obsession with gastronomic and vinous splendor.
An early splurge was a dinner at Todd English's Olives in Charlestown (which he opened in 1989), which, in my experience, was an unforgettable masterpiece. While the Chef has now become a global brand, his talent and experience certainly merit his success (to have trained under Jean-Jacques Rachou at Cote Basque...). I will never forget that dinner, a warm and elegant interior, a farm table, little bites of splendor, a glass of champagne or two ... surprising and dazzling perfumes.
And thus I am thrilled to announce that we are going to rival that gastronomic memory at Chef Todd English's Olives New York. Diners will gather around Olive's signature Chef's Table with views into the open kitchen and will be joined by Francis Tribaut the owner of Champagne Lallier in Ay, France. I have written about these intensely focused Champagnes and they have deservedly been finding their way into the hearts of the critics and sommeliers throughout the world (this Blanc de Blancs is the house Champagne of the three-star L'Auberge de l'Ill in Alsace). We will be tasting these great vintages and Grand Cru blends paired alongside a four-course chef’s tasting menu featuring seasonal ingredients from the neighboring Green Market in Union Square. This is sure to be a fabulous pre-holiday Tuesday evening.
Lallier Grande Reserve
Lallier Blanc de Blancs
Lallier Zero Dosage
Lallier Millesime 2002
Lallier Millesime 2005
Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 PM
$125 per person, tax and gratuity included.
To reserve, you can call Olives directly at (212) 353-8345 or email: info@OlivesNewYork.com.
Hope you can join us!