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Olea: Dinner With Vincent Laval Of Champagne Georges Laval

  • OLEA 39 High Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)
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$195 per person, 4 courses, all inclusive

Vincent Laval, one of the finest producers in Champagne, is coming to Olea. Champagne Georges Laval is a tiny estate of 2.5 hectares, which produces approximately 14,000 bottles a year. It has been certified organic since 1971, but was actually organic long before then. The vineyards are horse plowed, and each bottle is riddled by hand, disgorged by hand, and even labeled by hand. Vincent is currently the President of the Organic Champagne Society, the Association des Champagnes Biologiques. 

first course
Georges Laval Cumières Brut Nature
canapés
smoked salmon, organic egg, crème fraîche, osetra caviar
foie gras, mango, brioche
oyster, celery mousseline, radish, capelin roe, thyme, lemon air

second course
Georges Laval Cumières Brut (100% Pinot Noir)
wild mushrooms, fine herbs, organic egg, polenta, ibérico ham

third course
Georges Laval Brut Nature Rosé
grilled sea scallops, israeli couscous, shellfish broth, edamame beans, baby carrots, crispy yuca

fourth course
Georges Laval Cuvée Les Chênes 2009 (100% Chardonnay)
two-way-cooked partridge, root vegetables confit, pea tendrils, albariño white wine - natural jus sauce