Following Forbes writer Benjamin Setiawan’s experience at a Champagne Bollinger Le Grand Dîner event, the writer published “Eat Like A Local: Curtis Stone in Los Angeles,” highlighting the Los Angeles dinner at Maude and the launch of Bollinger La Grand Année 2008. The feature-length interview with Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone touches upon everything from how he built his career to who his ideal dinner party guests are. He discussed his involvement with the Champagne Bollinger Le Grand Dîner series, and how he was so pleased to create a multi course pairing menu with Bollinger champagnes – especially the new release of La Grande Année 2008. He further explains how he “wanted to showcase how perfectly Bollinger’s prestige cuvée pairs with food throughout a meal, not just as an aperitif at the beginning,” before delving deeper into La Grande Année 2008 and how it’s versatility and bold flavors elevated the menu and allowed for more creativity. The story also notes that the event was a preview of Maude’s new Champagne-focused quarterly menu, something Curtis was delighted to kick off with Champagne Bollinger.
This story is worth a full read to learn more about Chef Stone’s background and some of his favorite off-the-beaten-path restaurant suggestions in LA and most memorable meal experiences around the globe. Find the full story HERE
La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année, or LGA, preserves the traditions of the past and symbolizes the word "hand-crafted" so strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the only appropriate definition.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.