Claude Koeberle, the Newport Beach resident who is co-proprietor and winemaker for Soliste wines, is delighted to announce a very special private wine dinner at Marché Moderne on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The theme of the five-course menu is Burgundy: Une Belle Soirée En Bourguogne.
Born in Burgundy, Koeberle has a love for the wines of this region, having experienced many meals at his family’s home with iconic vintners such as Henri Jayer. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, one of France’s most exalted pastry chefs, Koeberle pursued a culinary career, and at the age of 25, became the youngest three-star Michelin chef in Paris. Together with long-time friend and partner, Donald Plumley, and their respective spouses, Koeberle launched Soliste Cellars in 2005 with the goal of producing pinot noir and other varietals with a French sensibility that work in harmony with fine cuisine. To say Koeberle has a religious fervor for pinot noir is an understatement.
Koeberle, together with Florent and Amelia Marneau, the chef-owners of Marché Moderne, created the special menu for the event. The five courses, which will follow a reception, will be paired with seven currently released Soliste wines. Courses are Big Eye Tuna “Barely Touched (barely cooked)”; Maine Lobster “Dugléré Moderne”; Lightly Smoked and Roasted Squab Breast with Leg Confit; Veal Cheek “En Bourguignon Super Soigné”; and Pear Pot De Crème with Salted Caramel Gelato.
Koeberle is a dynamic personality who promises a legendary night with Soliste. Price is $165 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Seats are limited, so reserve promptly, and do so directly with the restaurant at 714-434-7900. As a fan of Soliste, I will be there, and I look forward to meeting Wine Dudes readers.