7PM and $85 per person
At most places of business, Friday is casual day, but at L’Espalier, the atmosphere is most relaxed at the beginning of the week. The first of its kind in Boston, the Wine Monday series was conceived during one of Chef McClelland and then Wine Director, Erik Johnson’s midnight sessions in the wine cellar, “pulling corks” and pondering the ultimate food and wine combinations.
Since its inception in 2002, Wine Monday evenings have consisted of a selection of wines, inspired by the changing seasons, wine regions or varietals, paired with a five-course tasting menu composed by Chef McClelland. With menus and pairings ranging from the classical to the adventurous, guests at Wine Mondays are often the first to taste a dish that ultimately shows up on L’Espalier’s Prix Fixe menu.
Participants are seated to foster lively conversation, while sommelier Lauren C. Daddona leads an engaging, informal talk that is appropriate for a range of enthusiasts, from newcomers to experienced wine lovers.
8/31 - Barcelona to Nice: a Mediterranean Tour
9/7 - (Labor Day) Brunello & Wines of Tuscany
9/14 - Nothing but Pinot
9/21 - Chateauneuf-du-Pape & the Rhone Valley
9/28 - French ABC's: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy & Champagne
10/5 - Start with Champagne, End with Sauternes: French Decadence
10/12 - Bordeaux-inspired Wines of the World
10/19 - No Wine Monday
10/26 - Favorite Discoveries from the Fall Tasting Season
11/2 - An Italian Vacation
11/9 - Sancerre and the Loire Valley
11/16 - Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Grenache Around the World
11/23 - The Beaujolais Revolution - No Nouveau Allowed!
11/30 - Running of the Bulls: Wines of Toro, Rioja & Ribera del Duero
12/7 - Champagne & our Favorite Bubbles
12/14 - Spotlight on Austria & Germany
12/21 - Bordeaux
12/28 - California Road Trip
We are unable to take reservations for Wine Mondays on OpenTable.com. To make a reservation, please contact L’Espalier directly at 617-262-3023.