“Vive la France” At Jackson’s Steakhouse
Celebrate Bastille Day In Gulf Coast Style With “Vive la France” At Jackson’s Steakhouse
By: Kelly Woodard
The elegance and decadence of French cuisine comes to the Gulf Coast as Jackson’s Steakhouse and local wine merchant, Elodie Cardon of La Maison d'Elodie, present a wine and food tasting, "Vive la France” this Tuesday, July 15th at 5:30 pm. A nod to the French national holiday, la Fête du 14 juillet, also known as Bastille Day, the event will feature traditional French fare mixed with local ingredients to add a coastal flare.
Bastille Day commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution. Traditionally held on July 14th each year, the French celebrate in style with fireworks, parades, and delicious French delicacies.
Cardon, a French native, will use Bastille Day as an inspiration in hand-selecting four French wines to complement classic French dishes by Chef Irv Miller. The featured presentation for the evening is as follows:
Premier: Gulf coast crab dip, Belgian endive and heirloom tomato paired with Monmousseau“Crémant de Loire,” Rosé, Loire Valley, France, NV
Deuxième: Creamy cauliflower and caramelized-leek soup paired with Monmousseau Vouvray “Moelleux,” Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2002
Troisième: Pork crépinette, brioche rusk, Roquefort and maque choux paired with Domaine de Mourchon, Côtes du Rhône, France, 2010
Quatrième: Roasted and sliced entrecôte (prime rib eye) with Bordeaux sauce, garden vegetables and popover paired with Chateau Grand Bouchon “Révélations,” Médoc, France, 2012
Cinquième: Tarte tatin with Chilton county peaches and crème chantilly
The event cost is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity, and will include four wines and five courses. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Make yours by calling Jackson's Steakhouse at 850-469-9898 or visit www.jacksons.goodgrits.com.