ELEVEN MADISON PARK HOSTS A SPECIAL DINNER FEATURING CHAMPAGNE JACQUES SELOSSE

ELEVEN MADISON PARK HOSTS A SPECIAL DINNER FEATURING CHAMPAGNE JACQUES SELOSSE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

On Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 PM, Eleven Madison Park and Champagne Jacques Selosse will present a special evening featuring a six course dinner from Chef Daniel Humm, paired with the coveted wines of Champagne Jacques Selosse. These Champagnes are widely regarded as some of the best wines in the world, and this dinner marks one of the rare occasions when they will be served together in the United States. The event will take place in the restaurant’s intimate Private Dining Room overlooking Madison Square Park. For this singular occasion, Chef Daniel Humm and Wine Director John Ragan will welcome Champagne Jacques Selosse’s owner and winemaker, Anselme Selosse to Eleven Madison Park.

Considered one of the most original winemakers in France today, Gault-Millau named Selosse France’s best winemaker in every category, an unprecedented honor, and he is widely celebrated for his assertive “Selosse” flavor profile, and the remarkable textures achieved in his wines. Since assuming control of his father’s estate in 1980, Selosse has challenged Champagne’s traditional definitions of excellence, employing fastidious viticulture and innovative technique in the creation of intensely vinous Champagnes. His work has sparked a

revolution among the grower-producers in the Champagne industry, encouraging a trend towards small, quality-driven growers with low yields, chemical-free vineyards and terroir-based wines. For the dinner, Selosse has selected several of his top Champagnes, rarely seen in the US. The menu will include the Version Originale, a great multi-vintage cuvee; the transcendent Substance, made from a solera started in 1987; the Exquise, a higher dosage “cuvée Gourmand”; the Contraste, an incredibly vinous and powerful Pinot Noir; the Rosé, a unique rosé with just a hint of salmon color. In addition, Selosse will debut the 1999 Millesime, a vintage of the Methode Selosse that won’t be released until 2009. Throughout the course of the dinner, Anselme Selosse and his wife Corinne will speak with guests about each of the wines. Price per person is $495, plus tax and a 20% service charge. For reservations, please contact Dana Longiaru, 646.747.2586.

Eleven Madison Park, which won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Service in 2008, is part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) which also includes New York City classics: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Tabla, The Modern and two cafes at MoMA (Cafe 2 and Terrace 5), Blue Smoke/Jazz Standard and Shake Shack, as well as Hudson Yards Catering and Hudson Yards Sports & Entertainment.

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