Sommelier Nicolas Arthuis has chosen an number of different Champagnes from Gosset for chef Jonathan Dean to match with food to show that the French fizzy stuff is as much a food wine as something for weddings and Formula 1 podium celebrations.
Located on the Grand Cru Aӱ since 1584, Gosset is the oldest house in Champagne. According to Nicolas "The house's traditional style brings a lovely elegance and a purity which competes with all the other renown houses - for me, Gosset is the Champagne where tradition meet elegance."
Nicolas has chosen different Gosset Champagnes to accompany a 4-course meal put together by chef Jonathan Dean and I have a pair of tickets for the event to be won (worth £65 each).
The full menu is as follows:
Bouchée of sautéed Crayfishand Sweetbread with Julienne of Vegetables
NV Gosset Grande Réserve
Pork medallion, fresh choucroute and Champagne jus
NV Gosset Grand Rosé
Selection of Cheese from the Region
2000 Gosset Grand Millésime
Tarte au sucre, Biscuit Rose de Reims and Champagne Granité
2000 Gosset Grand Millésme or Cognac Château de Fontpinot Grande Champagne XO
Entering is really easy; just tell me your favourite Champagne moment and leave it as a comment on this post: it could be a real event or imagined; it could involve food or not; it could be special because of the quality of the wine or just because the circumstances.
The competition runs until Friday October 19th and entries will be judged by Sommelier Nicolas and General Manager Jacqui Griffiths.
When you enter, please remember to ensure there is some way to contact you in the event you are chosen as the lucky winner. You'll need to be able to attend the dinner itself, but there are also a couple of runners-up prizes of a complimentary glass of Champagne in the bar at Hotel du Vin at a time of your choosing.
And if you want to know just how good these food and wine matching events at Hotel du Vin are, just see my review of a Noval Port and Wine Dinner.
Now, what are you waiting for ???
Hotel du Vin - http://www.hotelduvin.com/hotels/cambridge/cambridge.aspx
Gosset - http://www.champagne-gosset.com/