RoseÌ et Fromage at Maison 140
Maison 140â€™s Bar Noir is quite a unique spot. With Maison 140 being a boutique hotel housing only 43 unique guestrooms, itâ€™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 RoseÌ wine and nibbling artisanal cheeses selected for the pairing. Itâ€™s held every Wednesday from 6-9 PM and costs a respectable $35 per person. The following RoseÌs are featured: Jabouletâ€”CoÌ‚tes du RhoÌ‚ne ‘ParalleÌ€le 45’ RoseÌ 2008 Whispering Angelâ€”CoÌ‚tes de Provence RoseÌ 2007 Sauvionâ€”Loire Valley RoseÌ 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 RoseÌ. *groan* But it was a good time to try a kind of wine Iâ€™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 RoseÌ. In general, RoseÌs 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 140â€™s summer RoseÌ â€œVin et Fromage,â€ e-mail: tastings [at] maison140beverlyhills [dot] com or call 310.407.7795.
Maison 140 140 Lasky Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212
RoseÌ et Fromage every Wed. through August 6-9 PM $35 per person
Bar Hours: Sun - WedÂ 5:30Â PM â€“ 12 AM Thu - SatÂ 5:30Â PM - 1:30 AM