3782 Bohemian Highway
Occidental, California 95465

Bistro Des Copains, the French country bistro set in the charming village of Occidental, is proud to host a Balletto Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, Thursday November 15.

There will be one seating at 6:30 PM and will include a five-course menu paired with the wonderful wines of Balletto Vineyards and commentary by John Balletto regarding the winery, wines and vineyards.


Arugula salad with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette
2006 Balletto Pinot Gris

Seared halibut cheeks with citrus beurre blanc
2006 Balletto Teresa's Chardonnay

Oven roasted quail with huckleberries and wilted watercress
2006 Balletto Pinot Noir

Venison Osso Bucco with butternut squash puree
2005 Balletto Estate Syrah

2006 Balletto Estate Gewurztraminer

The cost is $80.00 per person. Tax and gratuities are additional.
Balletto Winery is located in the Russian River Valley bordering the edges of the Laguna de Santa Rosa wetland habitat, a home to many species of birds and animals. The Balletto family has an agreement with Sonoma County's Agriculture Preservation & Open Space District to preserve this land for all those living in the area, and for visitors to Sonoma County!

Balletto Vineyards first release was a 2001 Pinot Noir and a 2001 Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. Their grapes are handpicked and the wine is aged in French barrels from a variety of barrel makers.

Bistro Des Copains opened its doors in June of 2006. Dinner is served seven nights a week; 5:00 – 9:00 Sun – Thurs and 5:00 – 10:00 Fri & Sat. For more information or to reserve a seat for the Balletto Vineyards Wine-maker Dinner, call 707-874-2436 or go to www.bistrodescopains.com

Official Website: http://www.bistrodescopains.com

Added by shuss on November 4, 2007

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