My dear friend Beth told us that one of the best special events held at the Epcot Food & Wine festival is the French Regional Lunch. These are extended lunches with wine pairings hosted at the France pavilion (in Monsieur Paul’s) twice a week or so – each day being a different region of France with a different winery doing the pairing. Since Beth and I have many shared tastes – her recommendation put this event at the top of our list.
Our lunch focused on the Cote du Rhone region with Lydia Tremble of the Jean Luc Colombo winery as the presenter. We had a large group – as we added Derek and our friends Bill and Lisa (who were joining us for the weekend from Seattle) to the crew. We were not disappointed by this lunch – the food was indulgent like all fine French food – and the wines were tasty, and they would essentially pour you as much as you liked.
Ok – here’s where this blog gets sketchy. I’m writing this about three months after the event, and I don’t have the menu available (it didn’t make the move). So my recollection of the dishes and wine is sketchy. But I’ll include photos anyway – some of the pictures do not at all do justice to the tastiness of the dish.
We all rolled out of the restaurant quite happy.