The Night That Was: Joseph Mellot 500th Anniversary

As I mentioned in an earlier post, last Tuesday night we planned a 500th Anniversary celebration dinner for Domaine Joseph Mellot at Play Food & Wine here in Ottawa. This dinner was certainly worthy of a half-millennium birthday party! Stephen Beckta and his team did an outstanding job. The menu and wine pairings from Chef de Cuisine Tim Stock were classic flavours, but inventively presented and perfectly matched by Wine Director Kerri Smith. There were even a couple gentlemen who loved the dinner so much, they made reservations for our 2nd Mellot celebration dinner the next night in Toronto at Loire Restaurant!

A special thanks to winery President Catherine Corbeau Mellot and her Sales Manager Olivier Rivain for flying in to present their wines at the dinner. Here are a few pictures of the evening's pairings and goings on: