Burgundy Dinner with the Chevaliers du Tastevin
The Old Inn On The Green, New Marlborough, MA (9/11/2022)

The Albany-Capital Region chapter of La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin held a dinner at The Old Inn On The Green in New Marlborough, MA.

The host for this dinner was Severn Goodwin. Our primary contact at The Old Inn On The Green was the manager James Stahl who has attended some of our previous dinners.

Except for the Champagne which was provided by Severn, all the wines were from the chapter's cellar. None of the wines were decanted, but they were opened for some time before serving. See each wine note for details.

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The Venue

The Old Inn On The Green was built in 1760 as a stagecoach stop. Much of the history is well-preserved in the main building.

The Old Inn: The town green:
The setting on the back porch was lovely and comfortable. And we had an appropriate cover for this date:

Champagne Reception with Hors d'Oeuvre
Dates stuffed with Rawson Farm Chevre and Pistachios;
Smoked Trout Roe, Cucumber and Lemon Cream;
Shrimp Tostadas with avocado and Cilantro:

Jared and James:

Bread and an amuse bouche of watermelon and goat cheese:

First Course
Lobster Pasta: Strozzapreti, Olive Oil Emulsion, Parsley, Parmesan:
This was an amazing dish that really enhanced the wine.
Second Course
Chicken and Hen of The Woods: Roasted Maitake, Mushroom Puree, Herb Pesto:
Another great dish that was perfect with the wine.
Third Course
Prime Beef Carpaccio with Crispy Artichoke, Roasted Tomato, Olives, Whipped Tahini, Shaved Foie Gras:
Unusual and delicious. Went well with the wine.
Between the Third and Fourth Courses

Our Grand Sénéchal Larry Teal makes some announcements and we take a break.

Fourth Course
Roasted Lamb Chop and Slow Braised Leg of Lamb with Red Quinoa Salad, Grilled Green Squash, Truffle Jus:
My lamb chop with tough, but the rest of this dish was delicious.
Buttermilk Panna Cotta: Fresh Berries, Graham Cracker Crumble:
Yummy. Nice, light finish.
James and Larry: The group:

Mystery Wines

Manger James Stahl put out two wines in decanters at the beginning of the meal. He announced that whoever came closest to identifying both wines would win a prize. Eventually, he put out a 3rd wine. The prize was won (to no one's surpise) by Paul Provost. The wines were 2014 Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc, 2018 Domaine Ponsot Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Cuvee des Alouettes, 2012 Nicolas Potel Maison Roche de Bellene Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru:

Closing Ceremonies

Grand Sénéchal Larry Teal introduces manager James Stahl who introduces the rest of the staff:

Larry introduces Chef de Cuisine P.J. Carr and gives him a memento of our visit which includes the menu for the evening:

Proprietor Peter Platt (apron) stays in the background:

And now we do the La La song:


Another excellent evening of friends, food, and wine. Everything went well at this dinner. Kudos to Severn and to the staff at The Old Inn On The Green.

Notes posted from CellarTracker.


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