Mille Fleurs’ Bertrand Hug to lead ‘Taste of Terroirs’ wine dinner series in Rancho Santa Fe

Mille Fleurs in Rancho Santa Fe has announced a travel-inspired wine dinner series, “Taste of Terroirs,” scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month. Each dinner will highlight a wine region and its cuisine with a multi-course dinner paired with local wines.

The inaugural dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. The menu features recipes from the Corbieres/ Languedoc area in the southwest of France and the wines will be from that region.

Served in the Fountain Room overlooking Mille Fleurs’ courtyard, the event will be limited to 30 guests and will feature an educational presentation of the selected wines by longtime maitre d’ Marco Dedic and owner Bertrand Hug.

The event is $100 per guest, inclusive, and will comprise the following courses and pairings:

•Canapés of: a duck carpaccio, walnut oil, a rabbit terrine, pink peppercorns, and a Roquefort and prune creampuff (paired with Picpoul du Languedoc and Corbieres Blanc)

•Amuse bouche: “Mousse de Truite et Ortie,” trout mousse and nettle with black truffle butter

•Next, “Moules Grillées,” black mussel gratin, artichoke salad, verjus and olives (paired with Ollieux-Romains Corbieres Blanc)

•Then, “Daube Albigeoise” braised beef in red wine, thyme, garlic and steamed potatoes (paired with Faugeres Rouge from Languedoc)

•And to finish, “Crème de Homère,” a flan with honey, white wine, cinnamon and lemon zest (paired with Banyuls Catalan)

Mille Fleurs is at 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Reserve a seat by calling (858) 756-3085. For more information, visit Mille Fleurs’ Taste of Terroirs website at