Two Bubbly Pop-Ups

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The folks at Catalyst are putting their dining room into hibernation for the winter but you can still enjoy their exquisite fare and wine wisdom by way of their on-going pop-up experiences. To kick off the series, sommelier Matthew Demma is breaking out the bubbly at two back-to-back Champagne dinners in collaboration with Federal Wine & Spirits. Both evenings will include an eight wine tasting with reps from the featured houses followed by a two-wine, two-course menu from chef William Kovel. The dinners start at 7:00pm and cost $99 per person.

Read on to see which dinner speaks to you – are you in the mood for Louis Roederer and Philipponnat on Friday, December 4th or does the Duetz and Pol Roger dinner on Saturday, December 5th sound more like your thing? Keep in mind, there’s no reason you can’t do both. Email Demma directly at for reservations or if you need more information to help you decide.

Friday, December 4th – Louis Roederer and Philipponnat

The Tasting
2011 Blanc de Blanc
2012 Brut Nature
2012 Brut Vintage
Tete de Cuvee 2012 Cristal

2009 Grand Blanc
2008 Brut 1522
Brut Rose Royal Reserve
Tete de Cuvee Clos des Goisses

The Menu
Duo of New England Oysters
Roederer Brut Premier

Duck breast, Winter berry compote
Philipponnat Royal Brut Reserve

Saturday, December 5th – Duetz and Pol Roger

The Tasting
2014 Blanc De Blancs
2014 Brut Vintage
Brut Rose
Tete de cuvee 2010 Amour de Deutz

Pol Roger
2009 Blanc de Blanc
2012 Vintage Brut
2012 Brut Rose
Tete de Cuvee 2012 Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill

The Menu
Pear and Goat Cheese Tart
Deutz Brut Classic

Crispy Pork Belly with Polenta and Cipollini Jam
Pol Roger Brut Reserve


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