Coquette presents

50 Shades of Rosé

"Call it Patio Wine, Summer Sipper, vin gris, or blanc de noir.  We often unfairly dismiss rosé as insipid, cloyingly-sweet or unsophisticated. Yet, in Europe, rosé has long been the quintessential wine for the days when the mercury rises.  Many a Summer afternoon was spent in Provence and Umbria, listening to the drone of bees and cicadas as we lingered over lunch with a bottle (or three) of crisp, chilled rosé.  But only in the last decade have the "respectable" rosés made their way to the United States.

While there ARE many bad rosés -- manufactured industrially to create precisely the right shade of pink and just the right fruit aromas, with maybe a little sweetness for the soft-drink lovers -- good rosés abound, too. These are likely to be bone dry, though not always. They will be balanced with aromas, flavors and colors arrived at naturally, without manipulation on the assembly line.

Coquette Brasserie will be the host for our foray into the spectrum of rosé, as we explore the varietals that produce this iconic wine.  Pairings will include charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, fruit de mer, and a variety of canapés.  

Dress will be casual, and a touch of your favorite shade of rosé would fit the theme nicely. (No jeans, please!) And of course, don't forget your ribbons.

Cost is $115 for Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members, non-members, and their spouses/partners/guests.  Seating is limited, so please reserve early to ensure a space.   

You have the option to pay online via the link below, or mail in your check, made payable to la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, c/o Barry Wellman, P.O. Box 31646, Raleigh, NC 27622, so he receives them no later than June 15th.  Payments will not be accepted at the event, no exceptions.  

Anyone with a dietary restriction or allergy should contact the restaurant directly at (919) 789-0606 no later than June 15th!"

- Michael Procino, Bailli


4351 The Cir At N Hills St

Raleigh, NC 27609

  • Sunday, 24 June

    5:00 PM