Àvert Brasserie Wine Dinner

I was invited once again to visit Àvert but this time for a fantastic wine dinner event. Not one to turn down wine of any kind, I gathered myself and trotted into an evening of fun. As you can imagine, Àvert did not disappoint!


Oysters and Pearls & Caviar paired with Louis Roederer, Brut Premier Champagne Nv. This was a fantastic way to start the evening. Champagne and pearls with caviar was the perfect pre-dinner intro.

Louis Roedere, Brut Premier Champagne NvOysters and Pearls & Caviar

first course

Scallop Crudo, Apple & Tarragon, paired with Domaine Schlumberger, Pinot Blanc 2015. This was an incredibly refreshing dish. The flavors of seafood paired with the Pinot Blanc melded very well together. Another great dish!

Scallop Crudo, Apple & TerragonPinot Blanc 2015, Domaine Schlumberger

second course

Lavender Honey Duck Breast, Baby Carrots & Citrus Duck Jus, paired with Delas Freres, Croze Hermitage Les Launes 2015. Perhaps my favorite dish of the night! The duck breast was as tender as butter! Incredibly flavorful when paired with the red wine. Definitely a dish to ask for again when I visit!

Lavender Honey Duck Breast with Baby Carrots and Citrus Duck JusDelas Frenes Hermitage Les Launes 2015

third course

Venison Chop, Sweet Potato with Blackberry & Pomegranate, paired with Chateau De Sales, Pomerol 2012. Just when I thought the next dish couldn’t be any better! The venison shop nestled on the sweet potato mash was simply amazing! It was a dish that revels any Foodnetwork star! Chateau De Sales wine paired with this dish was a wonderful selection. 

Venison Chop, Sweet Potato with Blackberry & Pomegranate

Chateau De Sales, Pomerol 2012


Delice Gateau | Chocolate Ganache, paired with Ramos Pinto Lbv Port. The best way to end a fabulous evening. Chocolate ganache and Port dancing in your mouth!

Chocolate Ganache

Àvert Brasserie is conveniently located in the very chic and vibrant West Hartford Center. When you pop into Àvert get ready to be whisked away to the brasseries and outdoor cafes often found throughout the cobblestone streets of Paris. At Àvert you’ll find indulgence of traditional French comfort food with a balanced and uncompromising devotion to the highest quality and locally-sourced ingredients. Àvert is classic and creative and will give you the experience of old world European charm with a modern flair in a relaxed setting.

Àvert Brasserie is located at: 35A Lasalle Road, West Hartford, CT  Phone: 860-904-6240 Visit here for reservations.




Special thanks to Àvert for hosting this amazing wine dinner event. All opinions and views expressed are my own.



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