ABOUT TOP WINES OF THE WORLD DINNER & TASTING

BURGUNDY VS. BAROLO

EVENT DATE
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Thursday / October 26, 2017
 

EVENT LOCATION
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OTIUM
222 S Hope, Los Angeles, CA 90012


EVENT TIME
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Dining + Tasting Experience  /  6:30 PM


EVENT DESCRIPTION
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Today, known as one of LA’s most treasured new restaurants, downtown next to the BROAD - this is a spectacular venue and we will be outside on the terrace patio (heat lamps if needed).  This jaw dropping site will be complimented by the chef’s vision for the wines - which are all older vintages, decanted at the appropriate moment to allow for maximum enjoyment.  Wines will be served 3 at a time - all blind and we will reveal and discuss the merits of each wine.  Beginners be warned - these wines are sensational and very hard to get…. but beginners are welcome - but come with a little research on Nebbiolo (Barolo and Barbaresco) and the great villages and producers of Burgundy.  A tasting sheet and historical sheet will be sent to all that sign up in advance for this event.

Taste 10 great Barolo and 10 Great Burgundy along with a multi-course OTIUM meal on the private AL FRESCO PATIO (weather permitting) - this

All inclusive ticket includes wines, dinner, and restaurant gratuity. Wine Service Gratuity is optional at the event for the wineLA team.

Limited to 22 guests . Like a double pour? Purchase two tickets. 

 
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Chef Timothy Hollingsworth

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Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s 13 year history in Napa Valley, blended with his present roots as an Angeleno living in downtown Los Angeles, sets the stage for an environment of sophisticated rusticity with highly eclectic, vibrant, and seasonal flavors. 

While working at The French Laundry under Chef Thomas Keller in 2008, Hollingsworth competed in the Bocuse d’Or USA, where he was awarded the opportunity to represent the United States at the Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest—the biennial global cooking competition first envisioned in 1987 by revered French chef Paul Bocuse. Hollingsworth subsequently completed a rigorous training process, during which he worked with some of the industry’s most influential figures. In early 2009, Hollingsworth traveled to Lyon, France to compete in the prestigious event, where he placed sixth out of 24 prominent chef teams from around the world.

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The Space, The Design

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To complement the approachable elegance of Hollingsworth’s cuisine, the interior design of Otium can be characterized as sophisticated rusticity. A strong but limited palette of natural materials both inside and outside – steel, glass, wood, copper, stone and ceramics – were chosen to create perfectly imperfect spaces that are both raw and refined.

The design is an artful mix of old and new, honest and refined, that echoes the menu’s offerings and a cocktail program by Julian Cox. Like downtown Los Angeles itself, Otium has roots in the past and aspirations for the future.

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The TABLE, The EXPERIENCE

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Otium strips away the formalities of dining while focusing on the quality of food, warm service, and relaxed casual ambiance.  It is designed to be a social restaurant with an open kitchen merging indoor and outdoor spaces. The restaurant’s name, Otium, has its roots in Latin, a word that is meant to emphasize a place where time can be spent on leisurely social activities.

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The NEIGHBOR, The BROAD

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The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. Since opening in September 2015, The Broad has welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors.



THE WINE LIST


THE BAROLO

Aged to perfection, Barolo is the name of the place - the grape is Nebbiolo
and years ago they made these wines to last 100+ years... today they are
riper and easier to enjoy young but we get to visit them in transition in this
magnificent blind tasting of Barolo vs Burgundy.







Paolo Scavino 1967 (valued over $300) 





Roberto Voerzio 'La Morra" 1985 (valued over $300)



Ceretto "Bricco Rocche" 1997 (valued at $250)



Cantina Terre del Barolo 1964 (valued over $400)



Giuseppe Rinaldi 1965 (valued over $500) 





Paolo Scavino "Cannubi" 1990 (valued over $400) 




Marchesi di Barolo 1958 (valued over $300)





Gaja "Sori San Lorenzo" Langhe-Barbaresco 1995 (next door to Barolo) (valued over $400)





Serio & Battista Borgogno 1974 (valued over $300)




Vietti 1971 (valued over $300)




THE BURGUNDY

Made from Pinot Noir from some of the greatest producers in Burgundy.
Over $6500 worthof Burgundy, Over $10,000 worth of rare wine in total.














Domaine de L'Arlot Clos des Forets Saint-Georges, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru, France 1993




Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 1990-





Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Echezeaux Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 2008





Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 'Clos des Ruchottes' Monopole, Cote de Nuits, France 1993





Domaine Leroy Les Beaux Monts, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru, France 1990





Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 1969





Domaine Jean Grivot Echezaux Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France  1996





Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 1995




Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 1996




Domaine Robert Groffier Pere & Fils Les Amoureuses, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, France 1995


 

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