This event was the primary impetus that prompted our recent SF visit. Having visited the Burgundy region last year and being completely blown away, we were excited to be able to try so much wonderful burgundy in one place. We only attended the luncheon, which at $300/pp we thought it to be quite extravagant. Clearly money was no object to most of the attendees, and/or they were industry people. I definitely spotted many familiar faces from Wine Spectator and other publications. It seemed most people were also attending the dinner event, which was $1500 AND you were expected to bring some special wine to share. We decided to skip that event, lol.
The luncheon was quite an experience. The producers themselves were pouring. We tasted about 85 wines, many of which were 1er Cru and Grand Cru. For the most part, it was all about 2005, but there were also some 2006 and 2004 available. A couple producers offered a mini-vertical of some of their wines from certain vineyards.
Also accompanying the wines were small plates from 12 top restaurants in the city. Coi was most impressive. Their dish was served inside a chicken egg shell. The top was cracked off soft-boiled style. The description was Soft Cooked Soul Food Farm Egg Yolk with Bacon, Spicy Onion Relish & Parmesan.
One of my favorite moments of the day was when one of the producers recognized me from our recent trip to her winery in Burgundy. She said it was something about my accent, lol.
The wine was amazing. Now I just have to see if I can still find any of my favorites for sale.