Chateau Musar Wine Dinner
with Marc Hochar
Tuesday October 18th
6:30 Reception 7:00 Dinner
$75 per guest, reservations 816-842-2660
Musar Jeune Blanc Bekaa Valley, Lebanon '13
Musar Jeune Rouge Bekaa Valley, Lebanon '13
Moroccan Spiced Chicken Terrine
Hochar Rouge Bekaa Valley, Lebanon '11
Grouper, couscous salad, toasted walnuts, pommegranate molasses, roasted red pepper coulis
Chateau Musar Blanc Bekaa Valley, Lebanon '07
Braised Wild Boar, local ground cherries, sweet potato dauphine
Chateau Musar Rouge Bekaa Valley, Lebanon '08
Lamb Tagine with apricot and chickpeas
Chateau Musar Rouge Bekaa Valley, Lebanon '99
House Made Cheese, atika honey, middle eastern cookie
Chateau Musar Blanc Bekaa Valley, Lebanon '99
Chateau Musar was founded by Gaston Hochar in 1930 drawing on 6000 years of wine growing and wine making in Lebanon. Today, the third generation Gaston and Marc, sons of the legendary winemaker Serge Hochar, make the wines at Musar, which have become some of the most praised in the world.
Back in the 1930s and 40s Gaston's wines impressed French military officers, including Major Ronald Barton of Bordeaux's Chateau Langoa-Barton. Gaston's friendship with Mr. Barton inspired a connection between the wines of Musar, grown in Lebanon's high elevation Bekaa Valley, and the wines of Bordeaux, and influencing the plantings at Musar. Gaston's son, Serge, made Chateau Musar's wines world famous. After being "discovered" by the British wine writer Michale Broadbent, he was chosen as Decanter Magazine's very first "man of the year" in 1984 for his efforts in making world class wine throughout Lebanon's civil war in the 70s and 80s.
Marc and his brother Gaston both had successful careers away from Chateau Musar before returning to the estate to work at Chateau Musar. Today they are responsible for all of the operations of the vineyard and winery. They produce 50,000 cases annually from their 371 acres in the Bekaa Valley. The vineyards were the very first to be certified organic in Lebanon. The wines have always been made very naturally, without filtration or excessive sulfur dioxide. They are famous for being unique, expressive and very age worthy. We are honored to have Marc travel to Kansas City for this very special dinner and are excited to share these wines made by Marc and his brother, as well as his father.
The price for 5 courses plus wine will be $75 per guest. Seats are limited. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 816-842-2660.