As France revels in Fete de la Gastronomie over this weekend, Sofitel a luxury brand of the French hospitality major Accor hotels will be celebrating the grape harvest season in France with a month-long wine fest ‘ Sofitel Wine Days’ till 31st October in 120 properties across the globe. Sofitel, Mumbai the only property in India located in the corporate hub of BKC is all geared up for the same and we had a preview over some chic French wines and food done up by Chef Indrajit Saha.
Champagne the word synonymous to any sparkling wine in the world, it may not be taken as a compliment by the Champagne makers though, set the evening in motion, it was a Drappier. A perfumed Loire valley Sauvignon from Touraine, a forthcoming Ventoux blend from Rhone, an animal and cherry like Burgundy Pinot and a vegetal and robust Bordeaux blend were poured that evening. The cheeses and the hors d’oeuvres passed around were paired with each wine meticulously by the wine man Sanjay Menon and he educated the audience with tips on wine and food. The hotel will showcase wines from seven wineries namely – Hugel & Fils, Bouchard Pere Fils, William Fevre, Paul Jaboulet, Perrin, Miraval, Gerard Bertrand and Dourthe, during the fest.
It truly was an Art de Vivre evening and the guests jubilated at the soiree with an international touch, Indian more so. You have a month to go and to soak in the fervor.
Some events lined up for the month:
Jyran Wine Dinner – 30th September, 2014
Price: – INR 3500 + Taxes
Guests can opt for an unusual and innovative wine pairing with North- Frontier Cuisine at the hotel’s Signature outlet Jyran – Tandoor Dining & Lounge and select from a four course menu.
Wine Expo at Pondichéry Café – 12th October, 2014
Price: – INR 2900 + taxes
The Sunday Brunch at the Pondichéry Café is any gourmand’s delight, however when coupled with a Wine Expo, guests will sample nothing short of the best. Guests will not only have an opportunity to choose their preferred wine but can also purchase their favorites from the stalls at the outlet.
Sausage & Grills at Kitchen Garden – 30th October 2014
Price: – INR 2500 + Taxes
If an outdoor Al fresco setting is what you prefer to sip a glass of wine, then schedule a date with the ‘Sofitel Wine Days’ to relish the live barbeque along with hors d’œuvres at the Kitchen Garden.