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Nov 18, 2010 05:33 AM

Kermit Lynch Beaujolais Nouveau Party (Co-Hosted by Cafe Fanny) Sat 11/20/10

Who's been to the Kermit Lynch annual Beaujolais Nouveau party? This yr the unveiling of a newborn vintage: 2010. In Paris every year a prize is awarded to the bistro with the best Nouveau.

This year’s Nouveau arrives Thursday, November 18. They'll have bottles and cases for sale, and Café Fanny will pour it by the glass.

Party is: Saturday the 20th. Tents and tables, fire up the grill, give the Nouveau a little chill, and serve the soulful cuisine of chef Christopher Lee.

Saturday, November 20 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event Presented by Café Fanny

1605 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702


Cafe Fanny
1603 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

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  1. The events at Kermit Lynch are lots of fun. The food is around $15 a plate and is usually excellent. (Only one selection by Christopher Lee, but Cafe Fanny has their full menu.) Five or six wines by the glass ($5 - $10) or by the bottle. In this instance most of the wines will probably be the beaujolais noveau. At the Day in Provence a few months ago, Lee made a fish soup I still dream about... There's music.

    Note that Nov 20 is Big Game day in Berkeley. You may hit a LOT of traffic coming into Berkeley, though the lines may potentially be shorter at the Kermit Lynch event.

    Cafe Fanny
    1603 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

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    1. re: jan_b

      "Our producers [Dupeuble and Cédric Vincent] are pleased to report that this year’s Nouveau is a return to classic, bygone Beaujolais, thanks to conditions that used to be typical but have since become rare: a long, cool growing season followed by a late harvest. This, they say, is the Beaujolais Nouveau they grew up on, before bananas invaded the scene, before sugar and yeasts and pasteurization and concentration became the norm ..."

    2. Did anyone go? I was scared of by the rain & just stayed home.

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      1. re: hhc

        It had a decent turnout when I walked by, the weather was fine (cool and dry), but I was walking the dog so I didn't get too close.