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Restaurant R’evolution Presents Veuve Clicquot’s ‘Chef de Cave’ At Inaugural Winemaker’s Dinner

On Friday evening October 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., Restaurant R’evolution will present their very first Winemaker’s Dinner featuring Chef de Cave Cyril Brun of Veuve Clicquot.  Restaurant R’evolution’s Wine Director Molly Wismeier explains, “this is an extremely rare opportunity to spend an intimate evening with Chef de Cave Brun who will only be visiting a limited number of American cities.   Dinner guests will have the chance to ask questions throughout the evening while experiencing some of  Veuve Clicquot’s most outstanding champagnes.”  

Award-winning Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have carefully prepared an exquisite four-course menu designed to compliment each of the featured champagnes.  The evening will conclude with a dessert-duo created especially for the occasion by Restaurant R’evolution’s Executive Pasty Chef Erin Swanson. 

The Winemaker’s Dinner will be presented exclusively within the Courtyard Room at Restaurant R’evolution.  Four courses and a dessert-duo plus a total of seven champagnes are offered for $250 per person.  An extremely limited number of seats are available, so please reserve early for a chance to dine in the company of  Veuve Clicquot’s Chef de Cave Cyril Brun.  For reservations, please call 504.553.2277.  Restaurant R’evolution’s Winemaker’s Dinner Menu for Friday October 12th is as follows:

Passed Canapés Burrata and Caviar on Ciabatta Toast Points 
Hamachi with Easter Egg Radish
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose NV 

First Course  
Corn and Crab Cappuccino
Corn Crema, Popcorn
Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 ~ Rare Vintage 1988 Brut NV

Second Course
24 Karat Foie Gras
Dark Chocolate, Orange
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut NV  

Third Course 
Truffle Risotto
Crispy Prosciutto, Parmesan Dust
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rose 2004 

Fourth Course 
Red Wine Braised Boneless Short Rib
Rutabaga Puree, Marchand de Vin
Veuve Clicquot “La Grande Dame” Brut Rose 1998   

Dessert Amuse 
Seasonal Fruit Sorbet

Dessert Duo 
Banana Cream Pie a la Mode & Turbo Dog Chocolate Cake
Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec NV 

Restaurant R’evolution opened to the public in June 2012.  The elegant 6,000 square-foot fine dining restaurant, which seats 200, is the first joint venture for Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto’s restaurant development company, Home on the Range.  Located in the French Quarter at 777 Bienville Street in the landmark Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans, Restaurant R’evolution’s cuisine is a modern and imaginative reinterpretation of classic Cajun and Creole styles.  The restaurant is a celebration of the cultural fusion of the food and flavor that has shaped the culinary landscape of New Orleans.
Restaurant R’evolution offers lunch service Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Dinner is presented Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.  Sunday brunch is served weekly from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m.  For your convenience, valet parking is available at the restaurant’s main entrance on Bienville Street or inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel’s parking garage.  Attire is casual but proper.  For reservations call 504.553.2277.  For more information, visit or follow the restaurant on Facebook, Twitter or the restaurant’s Blog for a behind-the-scenes peek inside one of New Orleans’ most exciting new restaurants
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