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We are working to organize dinners in the DMV area where a premium bottle of wine is the star of the show. Most events will consist of a multi-course menu with pairings, leading up to splitting a bottle of First Growth Bordeaux, Cult California wines, and many other great examples. This allows you to taste a bottle you may otherwise never have a chance to, while enjoying a great dinner with new friends.

Upcoming events (1)

20 Year old 2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Dinner @ Opal



Opal is the newest project by restaurateurs Chef Colin McClimans and Danilo Simic, the team that brought you the hyper seasonal restaurant, Nina May.

A welcoming neighborhood restaurant in Chevy Chase DC, Opal offers a unique coastal American menu which focuses on ingredients grown in and around the American coastline.

Emphasizing on seasonal vegetable-forward dishes and a focused selection of sustainable fish and meat.

The Opal team is passionate about sourcing the best products while maintaining the natural flavors of the ingredients by keeping the preparation simple, so the vibrant flavors can shine through.

A globally inspired menu, Chef uses spices and techniques influenced by cultures including Asian, European, and South American.
The focus is the open kitchen. Complete with a wood burning oven.

The bar, a centerpiece of the dining room, focuses on a mixology program that highlights fresh ingredients, with a concentration on technique.

We will enjoy their 3 course offering, with a 3 oz pour of a 2003 Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The ticket price is inclusive of the food, wine, tax, tip, etc. You will be able to add anything else you desire on your own tab.

Château Mouton Rothschild Pauillac (Premier Grand Cru Classé) | Vivino

We will be served a 3-course meal that changes with the season. We have included a sample menu for you to get an idea of what it may look like on the 15th.

Snacks on Arrival

Citrus Marinated Swordfish Ceviche
Chicken Liver Mousse with Banana Bread
Sourdough Focaccia Bites

Appetizer (each guest chooses one)

Tuna Crudo Tostada pickled shallots, avocado
Lamb Stuffed Pita tahini, lentil tabouli
Romaine + Celery Leaf Salad pita chips, formaggio di fossa, anchovy Clams With Saffron Tagliatelle garlic, chili flakes, parsley

Main (each guest chooses one)

Coho Salmon Steak + Sesame Broccoli chili, soy glaze, scallions
Whole Rainbow Trout + Roasted Autumn Squash goat cheese, pecans, brown butter
Wood Fired Chicken + Rainbow Carrots smoked whipped feta, dill, pickled shallots
Braised Beef Short Rib + Charred Mushrooms sweet potato, mint, red onion salad

If you are looking for exciting, rich and decadent red wines, look no further than Château Mouton Rothschild. Like the owner himself, Baron Philippe Rothschild, these wines are not shy and retiring, but rather flamboyant, extravagant, spicy, and full of personality and decadence. Rather than novices and casual drinkers, Mouton best fits hedonists and sensualists who enjoy every moment of their life to the fullest. Mouton was the highest-rated of all the French wines in the famous 1976 “Judgment of Paris” blind tasting, and it’s nowadays considered not only one of the best Bordeaux wineries in France but indeed in the entire world.

How can we accurately describe the taste and exciting aromas of these bold, high-quality red wines? The vin de pays were best depicted by Ian D’Agata, one of the leading experts in Italian wine, as well as wines from Alsace, Bordeaux and Canada, who among other, said Mouton is “opulent, luscious and rich, multi-layered and complex… Rich and ripe but marvelously precise and light on its feet.”

The Château Mouton Rothschild estate includes 205 acres of vines at Pauillac planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (11%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Petit Verdot (2%), and it has been used for cultivating vineyards since the early middle ages. The Premier Cru Classé from the Bordeaux region has been the center of the wine business and technical innovations since the early 20th century. It’s unique winemaking process that focuses on preserving the integrity of the grape, and marries tradition with technology, continues to be an influence on winemaking processes around the world to the present day.

The cost of the event is $225 and all guests must prepay to reserve their seat. Once paid, no refunds will be given but you can have somebody else come in your place.

Past events (5)

Seven Reasons & 2016 BOND Quella (100 pts JS)

Seven Reasons