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Globe Bistro Wine Dinner

Cam D May 6, 2008 10:39 AM

Anyone going?

  1. JamieK May 6, 2008 03:00 PM

    No, but I wish I were...

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    1. re: JamieK
      cybergod May 6, 2008 04:48 PM

      Me too. Would be there tonight if it wasn't for a bad cold and allergies!

      Was at Hidden Bench on Saturday for their Spring release. Every wine was at least very good, many were excellent. The 2007 Rosé (primarily Pinot-based, which bodes really, really well for their 2007 Pinot Noir) was amazing, but unfortunately is completely sold out. The 2006 Fumé Blanc, which will be released at Vintages this weekend, is very, very good.

      This winery continues to deliver some of the best, most terroir-driven wines in Ontario.

      1. re: cybergod
        niagara_wine_guy May 6, 2008 07:10 PM

        Cybergod's right...

        HBs wines are consistantly very good to excellent (which you can't say about any other winery in Niagara not named Le Clos Jordanne) and while they are expensive, they are serious, world-class wines. I still think the 2005 Nuit Blanche is the best sauvignon-semillon blend i've ever tasted outside of Bordeaux. Their chardonnays and rieslings would rival any others in Canada.

    2. foodyDudey May 7, 2008 05:15 AM

      My wife and I were there for the wine dinner last night, and we had a really good time. The wines are probably the best I've tasted from Niagara. We got a chance to meet the owner and winemaker, and talked to them one-on-one both before, during and after dinner. The food courses that were paired with the wines matched perfectly. I will scan the menu later today and post it here. I was wondering if any of you would be there, it would have been nice to meet any that were. I'll be at the Austrian wine event on May 13, there may still be tickets left for that one.

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      1. re: foodyDudey
        foodyDudey May 7, 2008 09:16 AM

        I've uploaded the menu from yesterday's dinner, looks like CH has shrunk the original 425kb file to 18k, so you may need your magnifying glass to read it.

        1. re: foodyDudey
          millygirl May 7, 2008 09:35 AM

          Looks good....how much did it cost pp?

          1. re: millygirl
            foodyDudey May 7, 2008 09:39 AM

            $125 each, including all taxes and gratuity.

            I think all the details are on the GLOBE website. You should sign up for the newsletter, then all the info will be mailed to you.

            The canapes that were served on the rooftop patio included oysters, lobster, and chevale tartare.

            I hope the next dinner will be a good as this one.

            1. re: foodyDudey
              millygirl May 7, 2008 09:43 AM

              Thanks, I couldn't locate the price on their website. I will definitely sign up. I'm sorry I missed this one.

              1. re: millygirl
                foodyDudey May 7, 2008 09:53 AM

                Well I was half looking for you, scoping everyone out and wondering which were you and Mr Millygirl. I realised pretty quickly there was nobody from CH there except me.

                1. re: foodyDudey
                  Cam D May 7, 2008 11:29 AM

                  Hey foodyDudey,

                  I was there and really enjoyed everything. If only I could afford to join the wine club! Very impressed with the wines. Jean-Martin and Harald are both so passionate and it shows in their product. See you at the Austrian tasting. I'll have to scout out who you are....

                  1. re: Cam D
                    millygirl May 7, 2008 11:43 AM

                    I just called to try and get in the Austrian tasting and unfortunately I'm too late....they're booked up! Lucky you Cam, enjoy!

                    1. re: millygirl
                      Manybears May 7, 2008 07:20 PM

                      I think I may have managed to be the last one squeezed in.... VERY excited :-)

                      1. re: Manybears
                        hungryabbey May 8, 2008 04:35 AM

                        its funny you say that, I was going the say I thought I was the last to get tickets . So, is this a tasting or a class?

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