Remy Martin's Louis XIII has been referred to as the King of Cognac. That's because you practically have to be a king (or a rich celebrity) to afford it. The bottles alone can sell for hundreds of dollars.
The spirit is usually off-limits to anyone who can't shell out several months worth of paychecks for a bottle. But on March 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek is hosting a fine dinner by NYY Steak paired with fine wines, Champagnes and Louis XIII cognac. Total price: $500. It's still darned expensive, but it's not often that one gets to eat and drink like pre-revolution French royalty.
It's a rare opportunity that is limited to nine couples, so there's definitely no room for procrastination on this one. The bottles of some of the wines paired with the dinner are among the most expensive in the world.
The dinner is four courses:
First course: chilled trio of seafood paired with Champagne Piper-Heidsiek Cuvee Brut.
Second course: lobster and truffle chowder paired with Joseph Drouhin "Vaudesir", Grand Cru, Chablis, Burgundy, France, 2010.
Third Course (entree): a choice of dry aged bone-in New York strip steak or Red Alaskan king crab paired with Chateau Margaux 2009.
Fourth course (dessert): pear tart paired with Louis XIII cognac.
After dinner there will be some mingling with Louis XIII brand ambassador Victor Blanquart.
To purchase tickets, which are all-inclusive, call NYY Steak at (954) 935-6699.
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