I am pleased to announce that the Fall Dinner of the Commanderie des Costes du Rhone will be held at Racines NY, on October 20, 2016. Racines is located at 94 Chambers Street (Between Broadway and Church; 646-644-6255), and we will have the entire restaurant for the evening.
Through the good offices of Chevalier Anders Brag, our guests that evening will include Philippe Guigal, and his wife Eve, who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary with us at Racines. We will also be joined on October 20 by Alex Michas of Vintus Wines, the U.S. representative for Guigal
The wines of Guigal require no introduction to any sentient being who has held a wine glass more than a few times. At the top of the Guigal range, the wines are superbly graceful, integrated, and powerful yet nuanced. They belong among a handful of wines that can truly be characterized as transcendent.
The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp, and we will sit down to dinner at 7:40 p.m. As is our tradition, the dinner will be semi-BYO, with the Commanderie supply the aperitif and the dessert wine. In addition, Guigal has generously offered to supply two wines to be served during the course of the dinner. As is also our custom, we ask that you bring one or two bottles of great Rhone wine to share with your fellow celebrants. Of course, we ask that you consider, but do not require that you bring bottles of Guigal wines for this special event.
Racines is one of the better French bistros in New York. Owner and Sommelier Arnaud Tronche, Chef Duca and their staff have promised a memorable evening (in a good way!) of fine fare, and excellent service.
Dress for dinner will be business casual or casual, in keeping with our atmosphere of informality and relaxed enjoyment. Members are asked to wear medallions and pins.
You are encouraged to invite spouses, significant others and guests, but due to the fact that we believe that this event will sell out quickly, we ask that you to sign up as soon as possible.
The cost of the event will be $225 per person. Please make your checks payable to “The Commanderie des Costes du Rhone”, and send them to me at address below in advance of the dinner.
I hope that you will be able to join us on October 20, 2016, at Racines for this special event.
Brian Platon, Maitre.