A Very French Dinner with Willis Hall Winemaker John Bell at Le P'tit Bistro

Seattle, WA, July 23, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Danielle and Laurent Baldini from Grenoble, France, wanted to bring to Seattle traditional French cuisine, the one you find in little regional restaurants in villages across France. They succeeded by opening last year Le P'tit Bistro, a Creperie French Restaurant, in Belltown and bringing regional specialties to neighborhood palates.

For this dinner Chef Laurent has created a truly French menu of five courses superbly matching each course with Winemaker John Bell's Willis Hall wines. Le Menu: Escargots, Salade de St Jacques, Scampi, Carre' d'Agneau, Gateau au Chocolat.

Willis Hall owner John Bell developed an interest in wine appreciation. Pursuing all avenues to learn about wines for over 15 years, he determined that further learning could come about only by his actually making wine. As a Boeing employee, John availed himself of the opportunity to join the Boeing Wine Club, giving him access to the accumulated experience of fellow members, some of whom had started commercial wineries, as well as access to some of the most highly regarded vineyards in Washington State. 2003 was John's inaugural vintage.

John Bell - recently named Best New Winemaker in Washington by Seattle Magazine - crafts his wines in the traditional, old-world method. John will pour his 2004 Roussanne, 2003 Malbec, 2003 Syrah, 2003 Merlot, 2005 Late Harvest Viognier. 

Monday, August 14, 2006, 6 pm.
Le P'tit Bistro, Creperie French Restaurant.
2616 Second Avenue, Seattle 
$75 per person.
Reservations required 206-728-4141.
Info www.leptitbistro.com or WineDieter@cs.com .

Hospitality & Wine Education / Restaurant Promotion
Dieter Schafer