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Citronelle tasting menu and wine pairings

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vanewbie Oct 10, 2007 10:22 AM

I have reservations for Citronelle in a few weeks and am thinking of going with one of the tasting menus. I'm trying to decide whether or not to get the wine pairings or to go with the wine list. Has anyone been there recently and can report what are the wine pairings? I tried to call them for a copy of the menu but no luck.

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    MSommelier Oct 10, 2007 10:51 AM

    The wine pairings are on our website at: www.citronelledc.com
    Click on "cuisine" and click the links for Promenade Gourmande and La Grande Degustation. The wines are listed under their courses.

    Mark

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      vanewbie Oct 10, 2007 02:45 PM

      Thanks for the information, Mark. I saw the menu and wine pairings on the website but I wasn't sure if either was the current menu. I have a question though - are the pairings fixed or are you open to discussing different pairings prior to the meal?

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        MSommelier Oct 10, 2007 07:00 PM

        I'm not sure what you mean. The menus are available without the tastings, too, so you can order a few glasses of wines you want instead.

        Mark Slater
        Sommelier, Michel Richard Citronelle

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      Dakota Guy Oct 10, 2007 12:00 PM

      I often prefer to buy a bottle rather than the pairings but that's just me. Oftentimes, the pairings will introduce you to new wines that you may never have tried otherwise. I have found several new wines that way. Citronelle has an exceptional sommelier so I am sure his choices would be outstanding.

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        DanielK Oct 10, 2007 12:41 PM

        Uh yeah, for those who didn't make the connection, Citronelle's Sommelier is Mark Slater, who was the first respose to this thread (MSommelier).

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          Pappy Oct 10, 2007 01:18 PM

          And even though I have enormous respect for Mark, and even though his response was nothing but factual, and even though that is perfectly within the Chowhound guidelines, I still think that those affiliated with restaurants ought to disclose that every time they post. That is what separates Chowhound.com from other boards that simply create incestuous environments for restaurant wanna-bes to suck up to those in the biz.

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            antepiedmont Oct 10, 2007 01:33 PM

            Pappy I think that there is sufficient disclosure in the mention of "our website at citronelle.com." No foul.

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        Night Owl Oct 10, 2007 04:54 PM

        Mark is an amazing sommelier, so if you're looking for the full Citronelle experience, do go ahead and enjoy the wine pairings. Just starve yourself beforehand and prepare yourselves for a wonderful experience... Enjoy!

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