RoseÌ et Fromage at Maison 140

Maison 140’s Bar Noir is quite a unique spot. With Maison 140 being a boutique hotel housing only 43 unique guestrooms, it’s actually hidden away in an enclave in Beverly Hills. Bar Noir has Mandarin and French black-red themes and an intimate feel, which makes it the perfect place to relax with a few good friends over cocktails. Or wine and cheese, that is.

For the summer, you can enjoy this stylish retreat while sipping fruity, floral French Rosé wine and nibbling artisanal cheeses selected for the pairing. It’s held every Wednesday from 6-9 PM and costs a respectable $35 per person. The following Rosés are featured: Jaboulet—CoÌ‚tes du RhoÌ‚ne ‘ParalleÌ€le 45’ Rosé 2008 Whispering Angel—CoÌ‚tes de Provence Rosé 2007 Sauvion—Loire Valley Rosé D’Anjou 2008

Caroline on Crack, Tara of Tara Met Blog, H.C. of LA-OC Foodventures and I had a chance to taste the wine paired with cheese and charcuterie. And yes, you could say that we were rosy from the Rosé. *groan* But it was a good time to try a kind of wine I’ve never been familiar with and the cheeses Bar Noir offered were quite impressive. My favorite was a rosemary-encrusted cheese and the Sauvion-Loire Valley Rosé. In general, Rosés are fruity (that is, sweet) and floral so if you like dry wine this is probably not the tasting for you. I could see girlfriends getting together over these wines and cheeses…stereotypically speaking, that is. Pardon me. ;)

To RSVP for Masion 140’s summer Rosé “Vin et Fromage,” e-mail: tastings [at] maison140beverlyhills [dot] com or call 310.407.7795.

Maison 140 140 Lasky Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Rosé et Fromage every Wed. through August 6-9 PM $35 per person

Bar Hours: Sun - Wed  5:30 PM – 12 AM Thu - Sat  5:30 PM - 1:30 AM