laV Restaurant & Wine Bar Hosts Wine-Maker Dinner Featuring Special Guest Benoit Trocard and His Clos Dubreuil Wines

Award-winning winemaker visits from France to showcase limited vintages at laV alongside five course meal from Executive Chef Jenkins

laV Restaurant & Wine Bar Hosts Wine-Maker Dinner Featuring Special Guest Benoit Trocard and His Clos Dubreuil WinesOn Tuesday  June 24thlaV Restaurant & Wine Bar is excited to welcome dynamic young winemaker Benoit Trocard for a special  dinner featuring his Clos Dubreuil wines from a grand cru vineyard in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The five course dinner prepared by laV’s Executive Chef Allison Jenkins will be paired with exceptional vintages of Clos Dubreuil.

The limited production wines are not found on lists, with laV being the only restaurant in Texas to feature the vintages served at the dinner. A rare opportunity to taste such a collection, laV is opening 20 seats for the intimate experience.

Lauded for its one-a-kind look by award-winning design team McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, as well as for the exceptional talent at the helm of its culinary and beverage programs, laV offers the most robust wine list in Austin. With something for every palate and price range, the list was carefully crafted and curated by both Advanced Sommelier Vilma Mazaite and laV Owner Ralph Eads. The Clos Dubreuil vintages add to the breadth of the list and are a great example of the rare and exceptional wines that make-up laV’s wine program.

“It’s a great honor to have Benoit join us at laV. It is not every day that guests get to experience his great wines, and hear the insights of a 14th generation winemaker” said Eads. “Those that are familiar with Clos Dubreuil will understand how special this dinner will be and for those who have yet to try wines in this style and from this region are in for a treat. We look forward to sharing the experience of tasting these great wines as they are perfectly complemented by Allison’s fare.”

Benoit Trocard grew up with a profound curiosity for wine, as his family has owned and operated vineyards since the early 1600s.  At just five years old, he was smelling wine vats and at 12, was learning cooperage from his grandfather. In 2003, the savvy young businessman purchased Clos Dubreuil, a 1.5 hectare estate to show his style of winemaking and highlight such a special terroir in the St. Emilion appellation and in 2011, won the Grand Cru competition. The world-renowned oenologist, Michel Rolland, consults on the winemaking for all of the vintages.

laV Restaurant & Wine Bar Hosts Wine-Maker Dinner Featuring Special Guest Benoit Trocard and His Clos Dubreuil WinesThe Clos Dubreuil dinner at laV is a ticketed event. Dinner begins at 6:30 in the restaurant’s main dining room and will feature:

gougeres with mornay

  • crémant de bordeaux, jean-louis trocard NV

lamb tartare, spiced yogurt, pistachio crumble

  • clairet, “clara”, clos dubreuil 2012

tagliatelle, roasted chanterelles, parmigiano reggiano

  • clos dubreuil 2004

braised beef cheek au poivre, potato leek gratin

  • clos dubreuil 2006

bitter chocolate opera cake

  • clos dubreuil 2007

To purchase tickets for the Clos Dubreuil winemaker’s dinner with special guest Benoit Trocard, please visit: Tickets for the five course meal with wine pairings are $150 each and there are 20 available seats.

About laV
Inspired by Provence, laV offers a rustic yet refined cuisine in a welcoming and beautiful setting.  Dishes emphasize the ingredients of the season and are at once simple and soulful.  The world class wine list provides a rich array of options to compliment the ever-changing menu. From an everyday meal to a special celebration, laV promises a truly exceptional food and wine experience. Set in East Austin, the restaurant is helmed by an exceptional female led team and is open for dinner Tuesday thru Saturday with brunch served on Sunday. For more information about laV or to make a reservation for dinner or brunch service at the restaurant, please Keep up to date with the restaurant happenings on laV’s social media: or on Twitter and Instagram @laVAustin. laV is located at 1501 East 7th Street in Austin. Complimentary valet parking is available at dinner service.