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Chef Jacques Takes Us Home: A Pied-Noir Algerian Wine Dinner

Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28 @ 6:45pm
Chef Jacques Takes Us Home: A Pied-Noir Algerian Wine Dinner
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Event Dates:
09/27/2023  6:45pm - 9:00pm
Event Cost: $150.00
09/28/2023  6:45pm - 9:00pm
Event Cost: $150.00
Description of Tasting:

Cost $150 per person including tax/tip
Click here to reserve your seats for either night

What happens when we ask Chef Jacques to cook from his heart and French/Algerian “Pied-Noir” heritage and then pair up wines with his creations? Well, not your usual wine dinner! Instead it’s a six-course, six-wine, North African extravaganza! All for $150 per person including tax and tip.

For our next wine dinners at La Cote d’Or restaurant we’re doing something different. We began by asking Chef Jacques to dig back into his personal memories of favorite dishes from his family’s time living in Algeria in the early 1960s. Then, once he’d crafted his menu, good friend and very experienced food/wine guy Rob McFarlane and I proposed wines to match the dishes. The three of us tasted, picked our favorite pairings, and – in a few cases – Jacques tweaked the dishes to make for more perfect pairings.

Here's what Chef came up with (warning – mouthwatering alert!)

Chick pea, served with olive oil

Dom de Fenouillet Cotes de Ventoux Rosé 2022
Bourek Algerian
Crispy dough, shrimp, saffron, onion, garlic, cilantro
Green olives, pine nuts, Bell peppers salad, lemon dressing

Ch de Roquefort Petit Sale 2022
Grilled Branzino Chermoula, Doubara Biskra chickpeas
La Croix Gratiot Pays d'Herault Blanc Les Zazous 2020
Beef Merguez
Spicy beef sausage, pearl couscous, orange zests eggplant, crispy baguettes

Ch Massiac Minervois Rouge 2020
Algerian Lamb,
Cardamom, figs, potato, carrot, turnips, zucchini, butternut squash

Roucas Toumba Vacqueyras Grande Terre 2021
Coconut ice cream, toasted almond, candied orange,
Caramel coconut sauce

Dom de Fenouillet Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2022

Chef promises to keep the portions at the right size so you can enjoy the full meal.  And having tasted the flavors he’ll be serving I can guarantee you’ll want to enjoy every bite!  Rob McFarlane from our partner importer Potomac Selections will be sharing the story behind each wine. And Chef Jacques will make sure we understand the heritage and preparation of each dish.

Just click the link and book your seats now (if your plans change, you can cancel for a refund up to 48 hours in advance through Eventbrite as well.  If you have any food allergies or special needs, just note them while reserving or email us at the shop so we can let Chef know.

Then join us at 6:45 on Wednesday, September 27 or Thursday, September 28, enjoy the food, wine and company, and leave when you’re done without waiting for a check.  

La Cote d’Or Restaurant is located at 6876 Langston Blvd, Arlington, VA 22213, just off Rt. 66 and within walking distance of the East Falls Church Metro station.  Parking is available next to the restaurant in the motel lot (ignore the signs – you can park anywhere!). Join us!

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