Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monsieur Moueix, for a price


This strapping young gentleman is Edouard Moueix, from the grand Moueix family of Bordeaux. He's in town to do a dinner and tasting. I really, really want to go. Of all the wines he'll be showing, I'd like to taste the Dominus the most. A Californian, claret-style wine combining power, elegance, and purity of fruit? Really would like to experience that. And then I checked how much the dinner was.

I'll pay for a good meal, but $295 a head is pushing it. Considering that I probably wouldn't go alone, that's $590 for two people. Unless they were serving albino sturgeon caviar (they're not) or 1961 Pétrus (again, not happening), I find that price hard to justify.

But I'd really, really like to attend this dinner, with a like-minded food & wine lover bien sur.


  1. It will be at:

    Moueix Structured Tasting & Dinner
    Monday, October 19, 2009
    Structured Tasting: 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
    Verity, 111d Queen Street East

    Champagne Reception: 7:15 pm and Dinner: 7:45 pm
    George Restaurant 111c Queen Street East, Toronto

    $295.00 per person

    Thinking of going? If so, let me know how it is!

  2. Thanks for the info. I wish! I will just miss it, as we have business in Toronto the following weekend.
    I did go to a tasting with Christian Moueix earlier this year. He is very gracious and it was wonderful to taste a flight of Dominus w a fabulous dinner.

  3. Oh man...I'm jealous. I've been dreaming of an opportunity to taste Dominus, but these dinners are just too damn expensive. I'd be happy without the meal - I just want to make sure that Dominus isn't just another overblown Napa monster.

    I'd much rather have a taste, buy a few bottles if I like it, and cook my own meal.

    $300 a person is just unreasonable.