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Oyster Odyssey: A Story of Merroir
4:00pm - 5:30pm
50 Easton St.
Join Chef Barbara Lynch on an Oyster Odyssey! Right from B&G Oysters in the South End… Learn about Merroir and Terroir as these Bivalve Aphrodisiacs are paired with exquisite French wines from Champagne, Chablis, Provence and Bordeaux.
Close your eyes, place oyster in mouth…. No matter where you are in the world, you can practically feel sand between your toes and smell the salt in the air….
Oysters take on the flavor of the water and the marine environment where they are grown - this is their “terroir” or “merroir”. The different flavor profiles of oysters are effected greatly by their merroir. East Coast oysters tend to be brinier (saltier) while West Coast oysters tend to be a little sweeter.
Climate, geology and altitude of a region impact the flavor of food produced there. This is true for both oysters and for wine. Join us on an Oyster Odyssey with wine pairings that tell the story of Merroir and Terroir.
- Featured wines include:
- Château de Bligny - Grand Reserve Brut NV
- Château d'Esclans - Whispering Angel 2016
- Château Carbonnieux - Blanc
- Domaine Christian Moreau - Appellation Chablis Contrôlée 2015
Sacha Lichine, Winemaker, Château D'Esclans
Born in Bordeaux and educated in America, Sacha Lichine began working at his family’s former property, Château Prieure Lichine, during his youth. Sacha’s first enterprise was organizing luxury wine tours in France which helped facilitate the establishment of Sacha Lichine Estate Selections for wines from the Rhone.
A pivotal moment for Sacha was his 2006 acquisition of Château D’Esclans in Provence. In keeping with his uncanny sense of innovation, Sacha felt that Rosé had strong developmental opportunities to become more serious from a production standpoint in addition to being served and consumed more broadly. Working with Patrick Léon, they created 4 unique rosés from the Château D'Esclans estate.
Eric Perrin, Owner, Chateau Carbonnieux
Since 1820 Perrin generations have successfully passed along the expertise of winemaker from father to son. First on the side of Macon in Burgundy, then in North Africa, and finally in the largest and most prestigious area of great wines in the world…Bordeaux. With this family experience, but also the one inherited from the history of the vineyard Carbonnieux and The Perrin family are working to produce great vintages year after year developing in the heart of the beautiful land in the appellation Pessac-Leognan.
Today Eric, Christine and Philibert Perrin work together following the same family spirit to support their properties.
Christian Moreau, Owner/Winemaker, Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils
After spending 11 years in Canada, Christian MOREAU came back to Chablis in 1972, with his wife Christine and their 3 children. Christian started working with his father, the 4th generation of the founder Jean-Joseph Moreau who started the wine business back in 1814. Since that time there has always been a family member involve in the wine trade.
Christian’s son Fabien, completed a Master's Degree in wine management and commercial administration at the University of Bordeaux, and is now in charge with his father in the vineyards and vinification of Domaine Christian MOREAU Père et Fils.
Jean Rémy Rapeneau , Owner, Château de Bligny
Jean Remy Rapeneau was born 1983 in Reims and grew up in the Champagne Region. He was always involved in the Family Winery in Champagne, working in the vineyards and at the facilities. After reviewing all aspects of the Champagne making business, he decided to pursue the study of international business. He began his studies in France and completed them in London at the Westminster University.
Throughout generations the brand has been very well established all over the domestic market and Europe, but he wanted to bring its international vision to the Family. After Graduation, he left France to the US to take care of the Northern American markets. Since 2008, the expansion has been significant due to the quality of the champagnes, which have been awarded among the top wines magazines, while also, bringing one of the best value Champagnes on the market.
Barbara Lynch, Chef and Author, Barbara Lynch Gruppo
James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Barbara Lynch is regarded as one of the world’s leading chefs and restaurateurs. After working under some of Boston’s greatest culinary talents in her early twenties, Barbara traveled to Italy where she learned about the country’s cuisine firsthand from local women. She returned to her native Boston and became the executive chef at Galleria Italiana, bringing national acclaim to the tiny trattoria when she captured Food & Wine's “Ten Best New Chefs in America” award.
In 1998, Barbara opened a restaurant of her own, No. 9 Park, in Boston’s Beacon Hill. Now at the helm of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Barbara oversees seven celebrated culinary concepts including No.9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Stir, Drink, Sportello, and Menton, and employs a staff of over 250. Barbara is also the author of Stir: Mixing It Up in the Italian Tradition, which received a prestigious Gourmand award for “Best Chef Cookbook” for the United States. Barbara is currently working on her second book, a memoir, which will be published in 2017. Barbara has received numerous accolades over the years. In 2014, she received her second James Beard Foundation Award, this time for “Outstanding Restaurateur”; she is the second woman ever to receive this honor.