La Toque Honors Judgment of Paris 40th Anniversary with Flight Featuring Current Vintages of Winners
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, or the Judgment of Paris, La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa is offering a special flight of current vintages of the most honored wines at the blind tasting. The Judgment of Paris was a wine competition on May 24, 1976 in which French judges conducted two blind tasting comparisons: one of top Chardonnays and the other of Bordeaux vintages from France and Cabernet Sauvignon vintages from California. The top three winners in the red wine category were the Bay Area’s Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. 1973, Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 1971, and Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard 1970.
For $125, Michelin-starred La Toque will offer 3 oz. pours using the restaurant’s Coravin wine preservation system of the current vintages from the winners: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. 2012, Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello 2012 and Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard 2010.
This tasting will be available until May 24, 2016. La Toque is located at 1314 Mckinstry St. Napa CA 94559 open from 5:30 – 9:00 pm. For more information on reservations, please call the restaurant at (707) 257-5157. You can also email their Reservations Manager, Megan Menicucci, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa
The Westin Verasa Napa is home to La Toque, Executive Chef and Owner Ken Frank’s landmark Napa Valley restaurant and proud recipient of a coveted Michelin Star. La Toque’s contemporary French cuisine menu evolves to show off each season’s finest ingredients from a network of local farmers and purveyors who supply the restaurant with some of the finest foods in the world. Frank and his team aim to optimize the flavors in these exceptionally fresh products and create dishes that harmonize with great wine.
Overseen by Wine Director Richard Matuszczak, La Toque’s wine list features nearly 2,100 bottle and by-the-glass selections from internationally- renowned wine regions and paired to create a harmony of flavors specific to each dish. Named by Wine Spectator as a 2014 Grand Award winner and by Wine Enthusiast as one of “America’s Best Top 100 Wine Restaurants of 2013”, the wine program at La Toque is like no other in the Napa Valley.