.. .and the adventure.
My native Burgundy carried me to become a Knight of the Tastevin, the largest brotherhood Burgundian, and perhaps the greatest gastronomic Brotherhood of share the number of confreres across the world.
Each year, several chapters (banquets) brings together in the cellar Cistercian of the castle of Clos Vougeot 600 guests, and each chapter a theme with the illustration of the menu.
A honorary president is invited, in connection with the theme, which is in addition to the harvest: the adventure.
This year it was Bertrand Piccard (who came for the 6th time) who as the pointed out the great master, is a “scholadventurer” with his trip around the world using the Solar Impulse, plane moves by single solar energy.
Following an idea about the harvest, I therefore proposed an idea of photo to illustrate the menu.
Several elements should be included
Searching on the internet I discovered that the prestigious manufacturer Lalique had published a series of glass “Clos de Vougeot” in the seventies, glass whose foot is a bunch of grapes. Fortunately the brotherhood possessed in their stock one of these glass, engraved with the coat of arms of the brotherhood.
In the Visual, can be found:
-a truck Peugeot from the 1930s (years of the creation of the brotherhood)
-the Lalique glass
-A tastevin with its grand master trying to order it
-the solar impulse that is taking shape in the distance.
The picture was taken three weeks before the chapter during the harvest and this is how I got four beautiful bunch of grapes of the Clos de Vougeot from of the parcel of François Labet (Château de la Tour), a pinot Noir sweet with fleshy skin. (2017 will be a great vintage indeed.)
Bertrand Piccard accompanied by François Labet.(Château de la Tour)
During the meal, we had the chance to sample two identical wines, Corton grand cru les Renardes 2007, “having made a tour of Winery and the same wine that made a trip around the world in 80 days.” (But not aboard the Solar Impulse)