Restaurant: Kali Dining [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
Location: Beverly Hills
Date: August 11, 2017
Cuisine: New American
My Sauvages group returns to Jim’s gorgeous Beverly Hills backyard for its annual gather. Food is again by Chef Kevin Meehan of Kali Dining. The wine theme is all Rosé! Yeah, like 35+ bottles of Rosé from around the world.
The setting is lovely enough, and the company always great!
Kirk went all out arranging and drummed up a tremendous number of rosés of every conceivable type.
Good thing it was a hot summer afternoon.
Things start off with cheeses, olives, almonds etc. Food was all by Kali chef Kevin Meehan, who always does a fabulous job.
Hamachi crudo. Olive spread. Nice bright flavors.Black barely risotto. Black garlic, toasted cheese. A very nice whole grain with a creamy garlic herb vibe.Sea bass on fava beans and fresh tomatoes. Basically a Guazzetto.Hanger steak with potatoes and pesto.
Perfectly fresh watermelon.
The food was super tasty as always from Kevin, although perhaps I could have done with an extra course or two and a dessert, and maybe more cheese to sop up all that wine.
Trying to work through all that rosé we kept on hanging out and eventually our host opened this minor bottle:
1990 Château Margaux. VM 98. RP 100. Full ruby-red. Wonderfully perfumed nose combines redcurrant, plum, mocha, minerals and rose petal. Plush, fat and rich, with great sweetness and class. This has utterly compelling mouthfilling richness. Finishes smooth and endless, with great breadth. This wine showed fabulous potential from barrel, but this is the first truly outstanding bottle I’ve had. Drink 2005 through 2035.
I’m too lazy to write up ALL these rosés, but I did take pictures of each of them for the veritable record — in order too! And at the very bottle my sparse little notes on each.