Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Moises at the Mansion

Vintage Orleans Presents
Moises at the Mansion
Saturday, April 16th at 7:00 pm

Who:               Winemaker James Moises and Chef Gason Yen Nelson
Where:            Sully Mansion (2631 Prytania Street)
Date:               Saturday, April 16th
Time:               7:00pm
Cost:                $65 per person (inclusive)
Reservations:  VintageOrleans@gmail.com

When he’s not busy tending to his patients in the ER and teaching emergency medicine to the future doctors of tomorrow, New Orleans native Dr. James Moises indulges in his other passion: making fine wine. Over the past few years James’ little hobby has exploded into his own wine label and distribution company representing a host of other winemakers from the Willamette Valley. Luckily for us, James sends nearly 100% of his Moises Wines to the New Orleans area.

And what better way to spend a Saturday evening than drinking a few wines with the man who actually owns the winery? On Saturday April 16th, Vintage Orleans presents “Moises at the Mansion”, a five course wine tasting at Sully Mansion, located in the heart of the Garden District. James will be on hand to talk about each of the wines, while Ben Lazich from The Wine Seller will be pouring a selection of Oregon’s finest wines from the Krewe du Bizou portfolio.

And as we all know that fine wine tastes better with great food, we have enlisted professional talent (in more ways than one) to prepare the menu. Chef Gason Yen Nelson has cooked around town for years, but his current gig as personal chef to Saints running back Reggie Bush has the whole city relying on him for a reason to stand up and shout every Sunday in the fall.

The format is a walk around tasting with food and wines served in waves. There will be a small jazz band for a litle background music and ample seating spread throughout the mansion grounds. Start with a glass of sparking wine, take a walk around the mansion, and enjoy a crab and avocado bruschetta. Listen to a little music while enjoying a glass of pinot gris and a mushroom and gouda tart. Things can only get better from there. And if you like what you taste, Ben from The Wine Seller will be taking orders for all of the wines poured at the event.

Tickets to the tasting are $65 inclusive of food, wine, tax, and tip. Attire is casual. Reservations are required, and admission is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, email VintageOrleans@gmail.com.

First Course
Capitello NV Brut Sparkling
Crab, Avocado, & Lime Bruschetta

Second Course
2008 Capitello Pinot Gris
Mushroom & Smoked Gouda Tart

Third Course
2006 Andrew Rich Coup d’Etat
Smoked Duck Breast with Kumquat Chutney

Fourth Course
2008 Wahle Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Rosemary & Dijon Rubbed Lamb Kebabs

Fifth Course
2006 Moises Vineyard Holmes Hill Pinot Noir
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Email VintageOrleans@gmail.com to purchase your ticket today. To hear more about upcoming events hosted by Vintage Orleans, follow us on Twitter @VintageOrleans.


Meghan said...

Great wine. Met him once. Cool guy. Wish I had known about this earlier.

Anonymous said...

Sounds pretty cool. May have to check this out.