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Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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TOPPER’S Wine Luncheon - Vive La France!

Code Price Date Time Location  
SPEV-06
$400.00
5/18/17
12:00pm - 2:00pm
TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet

120 Wauwinet Rd,

Nantucket, MA 02584

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 Celebrate French Culture and History with LOUIS XIII!

Our fascination with French culture and history dates back for centuries.  Join Wine Educator Robin Kelley O'Connor, and NWF Founder Denis Toner for an educational, delicious and historic journey through France with wine pairings and an exquisite menu designed by TOPPER'S Executive Chef, Kyle Zachary. The lunch will consist of three courses paired with prestigious wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux, the pairings classic French. Before the dessert course,  guests are invited to celebrate the heritage and the history of LOUIS XIII, the finest cognac ever produced.  From the origins in the Grande Champagne vineyards to the blend of 1,200 aged eaux-de-vie, to your seaside luncheon at TOPPER'S …. the afternoon will seem to never end.  Transportation to the restaurant in Wauwinet will be provided from the White Elephant. 

 

Featured Wines:

Champagne Gosset Blanc de Blancs NV

Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Clos St. Jean 2014

Château de Meursault Pommard 1er Cru, Clos de Epenots 2014

Kyle Zachary, Executive Chef, TOPPER'S

Kyle Zachary is the executive chef of TOPPER'S.  

A graduate of the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Zachary honed his skills in restaurants including Alinea in Chicago, Wheatleigh in Lenox, the Winnetu Inn on Martha's Vineyard, and TOPPER’S as sous chef in 2005.  Most recently Kyle was the sous chef at the Intercontinental in Dusseldorf, Germany. Zachary returned to take the reign at TOPPER’S in 2010. 

Zachary’s seasonally inspired cuisine at TOPPER'S has recently won critical acclaim from Forbes Travel Guide, Zagat, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and Saveur Magazine.

Robin Kelley O'Connor, Wine Specialist, RKO Vine Global Wine Consultants

Robin Kelley O’Connor enjoys 30 years of experience in the wine trade and a stellar reputation as a leading wine educator, international wine judge, wine writer, and sommelier. Mr. O’Connor most recently was ‘Lead Business Specialist’ and Director of Wine & Beverage Education at Italian Wine Merchants (IWM). IWM is a leading purveyor of fine Italian wines in the country, as well as a specialist in providing great, rare and collectable wines of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, California, Italy and Rioja. 

He was Head of Wine & Lead Specialist, Americas, for Christie’s Auction House. Prior to Christie’s, he was Director of Sales and Education for Manhattan wine and spirits retailer Sherry-Lehmann, winner of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 2010 Wine Retailer of the Year Award.  

A native of Maryland, Mr. O’Connor began studying wine while still a student at the University of Maryland. He started his wine career in London as head sommelier at Le Chateaubriand Restaurant in the prestigious May Fair Hotel and went on to earn a diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (DWS). He holds Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and Certified Wine Educator (CWE) certifications from the Society of Wine Educators and passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Certified Sommelier exam. 

Denis Toner, Founder, Nantucket Wine Festival