Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur to Host Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

When: Nov. 19-22
Price: Cost varies
www.leftbank.com

Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur will be celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau, the “first wine” of the harvest season, on Thursday, November 19 featuring Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 by the glass ($11.00), carafe ($33.00), bottle ($44.00) and magnum ($88.00), as well as Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé 2020 by the glass ($11.00), carafe ($33.00) and bottle ($44.00). In addition, all pickup orders over $50.00 will receive a complimentary bottle of Chef Roland Passot’s private stock Beaujolais, plus Beaujolais Nouveau swag. Live music will be featured from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

As a part of the celebration, from November 19 through November 22, the restaurant will be offering a $60.00 three-course prix fixe available for lunch and dinner and with all menu items available à la carte as well. The price excludes beverages, tax and gratuity. Regular menu options will also be served.

The prix fixe will include an Amuse Bouche of Caramelized Honey Butternut Squash Soup with crème fraîche and toasted pepitas; Salmon Tartine, smoked salmon with grilled levain country bread, apple slaw and whole grain mustard dressing or Duck Rillettes, traditional duck confit “pâté” with pickled vegetables, blueberry mostarda and grilled crostini; Boudin Blanc Sausages, pan roasted veal and pork sausages with mashed potatoes, caramelized apples and creamy whole grain mustard sauce or Pan Roasted True Cod with sautéed spinach, roasted red bell peppers, garlic beurre monté and crispy spiralized potatoes; and Apple Cake with almond flour butter cake, caramel sauce and crème Chantilly or Brillat Savarin with triple cream, soft ripened creamy cheese, caramelized walnuts, berry compote, tarragon pears and grilled crostini.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a traditional French holiday celebrated on the third Thursday of November every year to herald the release of Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Made from the Gamay grape, the wine is similar to a light bodied Pinot Noir and has a fresh, fruity flavor that pairs well with autumn dishes.

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