Cépaé is proud to announce a special event collaborating with Ballard gem Copine and Sonoma’s Guthrie Wines on Thursday, December 6th.  Julien Hervet, founder of Cépaé (pronounced ‘Seh-pay-eh) has brought together Chef Shaun McCrain and winemaker Blair Guthrie to create a lovely evening of New American cuisine paired with wines from Napa, Sonoma and Bordeaux.

The festivities will begin at 6 pm and include a five-course menu with wine pairings including both Guthrie Wines as well as Clos le Petite Croix from Bordeaux’s Pomerol appellation.

The menu is as follows:

DUNGENESS CRAB SALAD
celery root remoulade, black winter truffle
2015 Bellbird Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

HOUSE MADE RICOTTA AGNOLOTTI
charred onions, fines herbes, tomato consommé
2015 Archival Napa Valley Petite Sirah

GRILLED STURGEON
yukon gold potato gnocchi, wild mushrooms, bone marrow-red wine sauce
2016 Chateau Guthrie Napa Valley Red

ANDERSON RANCH LAMB SADDLE
garnet yam, brussels sprouts, chestnut-lamb jus
2014 Clos La Petite Croix Lalande de Pomerol

VALRHONA CHOCOLATE “SUNDAE”
banana ice cream, smoked cherry, peanut tuile

Tickets to this exclusive event are $200/per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Seating for this event is limited and tickets can be purchased via Copine’s website, by calling 206.258.2467 or on Reserve.com using this link.

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About Cépaé Founder

After spending years in the technology industry, and most recently Microsoft, Julien Hervet started a cottage business in his garage following his true passion – wine.  His love of the noble grape and his home country of France drove him to build Cépaé as first, an importing and distribution business and now as a tasting room. Julien’s main desire is to bring wines from lesser known regional producers to the American market while both supporting small wineries and educating the public on the great diversity of options available in the wine world. Cépaé is Washington State’s only importer, distributor and retail tasting room.

About the Cépaé Tasting Room and La Parisienne French Bakery

The Cépaé Tasting Room and La Parisienne – Bellevue are in the Soma Towers on 258 106th Ave NE at the corner of 2nd Street NE in Bellevue, Washington.  The bakery will be open at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday with the Tasting Room opening for lunch at 11 a.m. each day. Closing times are 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Street parking is available. For more information, visit Cépaé Tasting Room or call 206.331.1910.

About Copine

Copine offers contemporary American cuisine executed with classical French technique and attention to detail. Chef McCrain and his team strive to produce balanced, thoughtful plates with influence from around the globe, while General Manager Jill Kinney focuses on relaxed, gracious service that embraces the true concept of hospitality.

Cépaé Tasting Room can be found on Social Media at:

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