The summer’s sweltering grasp on Savannah is beginning to loosen, we’re eagerly breaking out the sweaters, and vintners in France are finishing up their last rounds of grape harvesting. This can only mean one thing: Beaujolais Nouveau Day is right around the corner!
Every year on the third Thursday in November, vintners in France celebrate the conclusion of the harvesting season by releasing the first bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau wine. As this wine comes from the last of the hand-picked Gamay grapes, it only has a chance to ferment for a couple of months, at most. This results in a light-bodied fruity red wine that is easy to drink and pair chilled with savory meats and rich cheeses.
Because we can’t pass up an opportunity to get back to our French roots, 39 Rue de Jean will be hosting our own Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebration. From 5 to 10 pm on November 21st, join us at our downtown Savannah location for hors d’oeuvres stations and the star of the show, the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wine.
Our hors d’oeuvres stations will include the following:
- An oyster roast on our outside patio
- Crawfish hash made with new potatoes, corn, lardons, and leeks
- Beef cassoulet with red beans, pearl onions, and carrots
- Stuffed mushrooms with mirepoix (the holy trinity of onions, celery, and bell peppers) and parmesan cheese
- Vegetable frites made of squash, zucchini, and eggplant bâtonnets fried in tempura batter and served with lemon aioli
- Smoked salmon crostini with herb cream cheese, capers, and paprika oil
- Assorted macarons
Tickets are $39 per person and include all of the above hors d’oeuvres, plus two glasses of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Tickets are available on Eventbrite now, and refunds are provided up to one day before the event. For more information and to receive event updates, take a look at our Beaujolais Nouveau Day event on the 39 Rue de Jean, Savannah Facebook page. We hope to see you there!