Papilles Pairs Rare Wines with Fresh, Natural Fare
The French bistro offers market-fresh food alongside hard-to-find Italian wines.
June 19, 2012
Centered around the hard-to-find wines of Belgian-bred Frank Cornelissen, Papilles’ wine dinner on June 27 will be accompanied by a four-course prix-fixe of natural dishes prepared by chef Tim Carey. Cornelissen, who creates his biodynamic vintages from a tiny winery in Mt. Etna—one of Italy’s finest areas for wine—is presenting the wines via California importer, Amy Atwood. Cornelissen’s 2011 Susucaru Rosato, Contadino Rosso No. 8, Munjebel Bianco No. 7, and an undisclosed dessert wine are set to pair with foie gras and peaches; smoked Tasmanian sea trout; crispy pork belly and Manilla clams; and kirsch ice cream topped with cherry crumble, respectively.
Known for its French-inspired bistronomy style of dining, the resto will host this special night as the second installment in its dinner series honoring natural wines. If you’re booked on June 27, visit Papilles another time to sample its authentic, ever-changing menu. The atmosphere may be low-key and the décor delightfully quirky, but the fabulous French fare and wine will impress even the most refined palettes. $69 per person, reservations highly recommended. 6221 Franklin Ave., LA, 323-871-2026