Events


Joint Commanderie / Chevalier Black Tie Dinner at                     La Chaumiere Restaurant

Commandeurs,

It is my pleasure to join with Larry Fan, Senechal of La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, to invite you to a very special evening and provide the details of what was originally announced in the Maitre’s annual letter last month.  This truly extraordinary event was first held two years ago, and we re-visit La Chaumiere Restaurant for this biennial extravaganza.  The essential details:

When: Saturday, May 28, 7:00PM for Champagne Apéritif

Where: La Chaumiere Restaurant, 139 – 17th Avenue SW

Dress Code:  Black Tie with Ribbons

Cost: $160 each per Commandeur and Companion, $185 per additional Guest*

Wine: Each attendee will bring an outstanding bottle of Bordeaux or Burgundy.  Tables of eight will be arranged (please provide specifics at time of booking if you have put a table or partial table together) and a wine captain will be selected/volunteer who will work with their table to insure the proper balance of whites and reds as the menu would dictate.

Wine Guidance:  It is anticipated that Bordeaux will be of a First Growth or Super Second quality, or equivalent, and would include Sauternes if desired.  Burgundy would be of Grand Cru quality, single vineyards, or equivalent.  At the last Joint Dinner, enthusiasts dug deep into their cellars for exceptional bottles and vintages.

Menu

Pate de Fois Gras
Seared Halibut Filet with Hotchkiss Chard & Saffron Beurre Blanc
Duck Breast with Black Olive Tapenade
Roasted Alberta Bison Tenderloin with Organic Vegetables and Wild Rice Croquette
Selection of Fine Cheeses
Pineapple Carpaccio
Coffee or Tea

RSVP by Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Don’t forget to forward your cheque a week before the event to:
La Commanderie de Bordeaux à Calgary
PO Box 788, Station M, Calgary T2P 2J6

Visit our website to check out future events:

www.commanderiedebordeaux.com

Don’t Drink & Drive

Bordeaux, toujours Bordeaux!

Greg Stebbe, Maitre

*Our policy is to refund the cost differential towards regalia costs should the Guest be Inducted into our Commanderie during the same calendar year

© Commanderie de Bordeaux á Calgary 2002 – 2011

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Bordeaux wine paired with Bistro food  

Bistro PiqNiq

811 – 1st Street S.W., Calgary

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm sharp for the Lynch Bages tasting.

Banquet to follow.

Price:  $140 for Commandeurs and first Guest.

$165 for additional guests, with $25 going towards 2011 Fall Induction if they so choose.

Attire:  Business Casual with Ribbons

La Commanderie’s first event of 2011 starts off with a tasting of exceptional pedigree.  Châteaux Lynch Bages is a 5th Growth in the 1855 Classification but is widely regarded as performing better than its 1855 classification, especially since coming under the direction of Jean-Michel Cazes.  Our Vinotechaire, Howard Bell, will be leading us through more background and history of this property, along with a tasting of three vintages, including 1995, 1997 and 1998.  A generous tasting pour of at least two ounces of each vintage will insure an in-depth examination of this superb Pauillac.

Following the tasting, we will enjoy Fine French Bistro food prepared by Chef Rob Young. Dinner will feature two excellent vintages of Ch. Lynch Moussas, a vineyard once owned by the same Irishman John Lynch, though not located adjacent to the Lynch Bages vineyard.

Initially this event will be limited to 24 attendees due to the availability of tasting wines, but should we reach an additional 12 (assigned to a waiting list) the total maximum for this exceptional event will be 36.  Please do not delay in sending your RSVP today.

RSVP by Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

Don’t forget to forward your cheque a week before the event to:
La Commanderie de Bordeaux à Calgary
PO Box 788, Station M, Calgary T2P 2J6

This year’s holiday party was a great success with over 36 members and friends enjoying a wonderful selection of Saint Julien and Margaux wines. The Council prepared a number of hors d’œuvre and a wonderful main course of Classic Boeuf Stroganoff . Again, Pam Fortier of Decadence Desserts provided a rich Callebaut chocolate Christmas log to finish the evening.

Thanks to Howard & Mona Bell for hosting this event in their newly renovative home.  We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a very prosperous New Year. Stay tune for our 2011 Calendar of Events.

Please join the Commanderie at the most exciting event of the year – the induction dinner. We will be officially inducting several new members at the stylish Bistro Twenty Two Ten, situated in the historic Mission District. On this auspicious occasion Chef/Owner Jason Armstrong has created an inspiring menu to complement our wonderful selection of Bordeaux wines.

MENU

First Course

Oyster & Sausage Gratinee

2004 Chateau Fieuzal Blanc, Graves

Entree

Local Duck Breast with Mushroom & Sauce Bordelaise

1995 Chateau Calon-Segur, St.-Estephe

Cheese

A trio of Canadian fine cheeses

2000 Chateau Maucaillou, Moulis-Listrac

Dessert

A trio of brown butter crème brulee, Chocolate pate with poached pear and Macaroons

Lillet Blanc l’Apéritif de Bordeaux

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

  • Aperitif  6:30 PM
  • Induction: 7:00 PM
  • Dinner to follow

Bistro Twenty Two Ten
2210 4 St. SW Calgary

  • Member & escort: $ 150 per person
  • Guests: $ 160 per person

RSVP By Oct. 15, 2010

RSVP Now.

Don’t forget to forward your cheque to:
La Commanderie de Bordeaux a Calgary
PO Box 788, Station M, Calgary T2P 2J6

A fun summer’s afternoon

Please join the Commanderie de Bordeaux and The Shakespeare Company for a fun and casual Bordeaux tasting including a decidedly French country luncheon, followed by a wonderful afternoon performance of Love’s Labours Lost. This romantic comedy will tickle the delights of Commandeurs.

Thank you to our regent, Ian Young, and his wife, Catherine Barrett, have generously agreed to open up their backyard along the Elbow river for this exceptional event.

RSVP ASAP – first come – first served

Sunday, July 25th, 2010 at the home of Regent Ian Young & Catherine Barrett’s

Time:

  • 12:00 pm reception
  • 12:30 pm stand-up lunch and wine-tasting
  • 14:30–16:30 Love’s Labours Lost, performed by The Shakespeare Company

Price: $100 p.p. for Commandeurs and Guests ($50 payable to The Shakespeare Company with full tax receipt issued)

Attire: Summer Casual 

RSVP Now

Please forward two cheques, one week prior to the event:

  • $50 pp to “La Commanderie de Bordeaux”
  • $50 pp to “The Shakespeare Company” (A full tax receipt will be provided)

Mail cheques to:

La Commanderie de Bordeaux a Calgary PO Box 788, Station M, Calgary T2P 2J6

Please note: The wine tasting will occur rain or shine. Should the performance have to be cancelled due to rain, your performance cheque will be refunded.

A recipe for a great evening

Please join us for a casual, fun, and most unusual event for our group.  We will be taking over the wonderful presentation kitchen space at The Cookbook Company for a combined cooking course and wine tasting. 

Under the expert guidance of well known Calgary Chef Judy Woods, we will be enjoying a multi-course Bordeaux-inspired bistro dinner, with Judy frequently taking time out to explain the ingredients, preparation techniques, and fielding any questions you may have.  Judy has spent much time in France, including a year at a prestigious cooking school in Paris.  Indeed, Judy has spent so much time in France that she is fully fluent in French!

Menu

Frites & Aioli

Salad Nicoise

White Bean Soup with Duck Confit

Roast Pork with Spring Vegetables

Vacherin with Raspberries

We will be interspersing the cooking class with a wine tasting.  Two casual white, rose and red wines will be tasted that are currently available at wine merchants, with an emphasis on quality and great value.  Coming into the summer months, we hope to add the ‘toujours Bordeaux’ to the everyday table wine choice of all our Commandeurs.

Friday, April 30th, 2010 

The Cookbook Company  722 11 Avenue SW

6:30 p.m.
Price:  $100 p.p. for Commandeurs and first Guest.

             $125 for additional guests, with $25 going towards 2010 Fall Induction if they so choose.

Attire:  Business Casual

Don’t forget to forward your cheque to:
La Commanderie de Bordeaux a Calgary
PO Box 788, Station M, Calgary T2P 2J6

La Commanderie’s first event of 2010 starts off with a tasting of exceptional pedigree.  Châteaux Pichon Longueville Baron is one of only 15 Deuxièmes Crus from the classification of 1855.  Our Vinotechaire, Howard Bell, will be leading us through more background and history of this property, along with a tasting of seven vintages, including 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.  A generous tasting pour of at least two ounces of each vintage will insure an in-depth examination of this ‘super second’ Pauillac.   

Following the tasting, the inimitable Sam, proprietor of Thai Sa-On, will execute a whirlwind of Thai cuisine, offering three Bordeaux wines –  blanc, rosé, et rouge – to pair with and try as you will throughout the banquet.

Initially this event will be limited to 24 attendees due to the availability of tasting wines, but should we reach an additional 12 (assigned to a waiting list) the total maximum for this exceptional event will be 36.  Please do not delay in sending your RSVP Now.    

Thursday, March 4, 2010
6:45 PM

7:00 pm (sharp) for the Pichon Baron tasting  and banquet to follow

Member & escort: $ 125 per person
Guests: $ 150 per person
Attire: Business causal with ribbon

Don’t forget to forward your cheque to:
La Commanderie de Bordeaux a Calgary
PO Box 788, Station M, Calgary T2P 2J6

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