The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais

For a captivating Christmas event, Montreuil-sur-Mer is the place to be for a special inaugural weekend of celebration. Featuring a fabulous wine fair, sublime gourmet dinner, carol singers and an enchanting Christmas market – this event will certainly get you in a festive mood.

It all takes place on 8 and 9 December 2018, and it promises to be one of the best Christmas experiences of the season.

Christmas wine fair

From 10h-18h on 8 and 9 December, the Cave de Montreuil will hold a wine fair in the historic citadel of the hill top town of Montreuil-sur-Mer. It’s a chance for you to taste and buy the finest wines, Champagne and spirits.

It’s impossible to taste a fine wine without a good glass, so La Cave de Montreuil is offering a free wine glass with each paid entry (5 Euros per person). You’ll certainly be well equipped to enjoy the produce from various French regions, grape varieties and grand crus. The big classics will be present: Chablis 1er cru, Pouilly Loche, Sancerre, Grand cru de Bourgogne, Chateauneuf du Pape, Saint Joseph, Côtes Rôties, Saint Julien, Margaux, Saint Estephe and Bollinger champagne to name just a few. There will also be wine from lesser known areas but no less delicious, it’s a great chance to discover some new favourites.

Not only will you have the opportunity to taste a vast array of wines but also rums, gins and brandies. Helping you make a real treat of the day, a gourmet food stand at the wine fair is going to be so tempting!

Scrumptious Wine Pairing Dinner

Chefs busy in a kitchen preparing a feast

On Saturday 8 December, head to the restaurant at the historic Hermitage Hotel, it’s just five minutes’ walk from the citadel. Here a very special dinner will take place.

The team from Anecdote, the second restaurant of 2 Michelin star super chef Alexandre Gauthier (voted best chef in France by prestigious food guide Gault et Milau in 2016) will prepare a stunning three course gourmet dinner at The Hermitage Hotel. Throughout the evening you will enjoy a variety of wine pairings in the company of the wine growers themselves.

This is going to be a really popular event so book your tickets in advance. Tickets cost Euros 115 per person and that includes wine. The evening starts at 19h with dinner commencing at 20h. Book your tickets at La Cave de Montreuil in town or online here: lacavedemontreuil.wine/reservation-diner-degustation

An artisan Christmas market will be held in the pretty the Rue du Clape-en-Bas, Montreuil-sur-Mer, 8-9 December, 2018

There are more details about Montreuil-sur-Mer, its fabulous restaurants and things to do on the Destination Gastronomique website.

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