Beaujolais Nouveau

There are events happening all over town to celebrate the upcoming release of ~BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU~. In fact, it’s the 25th anniversary of the introduction of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau in America. Say what you like about the wine, people will always celebrate this wine on the third Thursday of November (65 million bottles around the world can attest to that).

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Purcell Murray Culinary Lifestyle Center
185 Park Lane
Brisbane, CA
There will be a luncheon and book signing with Rudolph Chelminski, author of the newly published I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made it the World's Most Popular Wine in conversation with Mary Orlin, executive producer of NBC-11’s In Wine Country. The Purcell Murray culinary team will prepare a special menu in the tradition of the Macon region featuring a variety of Beaujolais wines. Noon–2pm. $35.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Grand Cafe Brasserie & Bar
501 Geary St. at Taylor, 415-292-0101
Festivities will begin at noon in the Petite Cafe, with a tapping of the wine barrel, freshly arrived from Burgundy. For the remainder of the day, guests will be greeted with a complimentary toast of the 2007 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau with accordion music throughout the evening. There will be a four-course prix-fixe menu offered in the Grand Cafe, from 5:30pm–10pm; cost per person is $55, or $90 with wine pairings.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Rue Saint Jacques
1098 Jackson St. at Taylor, 415-776-2002
The friendly folks at Rue Saint Jacques are serving a special menu, with soupe a l'onion gratinée, daube de bœuf aux champignons, and crème brûlée. Dinner starts at 5:30pm. $25.

Beaujolais Nouveau
Tue. Nov. 13–Thu., Nov. 15, 2007

Various locations