Sarah & Monica's Excellent Birthday Dinner

Amy Kundrat


Sarah Bouisseau of Bernard's & Sarah's Wine Bar in Ridgefield, and Monica Brown of 109 Cheese & Wine have been the closest of friends for over a decade, beginning when they discovered they shared the same birthday. Over the years, the oenophiles and food lovers have hosted an evening including some of their favorite foods and wines for their customers, and it has evolved into a beloved annual event.

This special dinner and wine tasting happens only once a year, on Friday, January 24 (tonight!) at 7 pm at Bernard's in Ridgefield. The price is $90 per person plus tax and gratuity, call 203 438 8282 for reservations.

Sarah & Monica's Birthday Menu

Passed Canapés
Foie Gras Gougères / Himachi Crudo / Giant Bean wrapped in pancetta with mozzarella / Bernard's house made charcuterie
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Sparkling Cocktail
Duo of Oyster with Caviar - Chilled with Cucumber, Dill & Crème Fraiche. 
Warm with Leek Fondue, Lemon Chive Beurre Blanc 
Xavier Frissant Sauvignon Blanc Touraine Loire France 2012
Pancetta Wrapped Monkfish, French Lentil Ragu, Root Vegetables, Fried Leeks
Chartron Trebuchet Rully Burgundy France 2010
Roasted Wild Duck Breast Tournedo, Wild Mushrooms Risotto, Acorn Squash, Sautéed Spinach & Red Wine Sauce
Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut Cotes de Nuits Villages Burgundy France 2009
109 Cheese Selections 
Winnimere, The Cellars at Jasper Hill 
Brie Fermier and Black Truffle
Domaine Clavel Copa Santa Languedoc France 2011
Meyer Lemon Trio
Meringue Tart, Cake & Sorbet
Philippe Prie Brut Champagne NV

For reservations, call 203 438 8282.