L’Ordre Mondial, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
October 9, 2020
Ashley, Vice-Chargée de Presse
And what a welcome it was.
Thanksgiving long weekend at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, proved a perfect venue to return to sharing wine, food, and comradeship during these uncertain times. While socializing before dinner has had to change we were all so happy to see each other again that everything else didn’t seem to matter.
We were welcomed to dinner this evening by Linda Robinson, who introduced us to the House of Jaboulay.
Antoine in 1834 started working the ground of the Rhone Valley, linking his family with the fertile nature of the region. His hard work and passion paid off for producing steel wines of excellent quality. In 2006 the company was acquired by old Champagne winemakers, Jaboulay Frey, and owners of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux. Presently Paul Jaboulay Ene owns hundreds of hectares of vineyards, some 45 years old, and some famous 80 year old vines.
Today the House of Jaboulay still practices manual harvesting methods, along with traditional vine care, using hand tools and only organic fertilizers. Linda also told us about their bio-dynamic farming methods, of spiders that go into the flowers at the end of each vine instead of a spray.
CARROT JUICE SPÄTZLE
Carrot Juice Spätzle, Carrot Top Gremolata, Crème Fraîche, Black Himalayan Salt
Parallèle 45 Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2018
Braised Alberta Elk, Heirloom Crushed Potatoes, Soubise, Roasted Beets & Salsify Root
Crozes-Hermitage Les Jalets 2016
Les Cédres Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015
Chocolate Sponge Earth, Wilted caramel Streusel, Cocoa Nib Pebbless, Blueberries
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Le Chant des Griolles 2014
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, France
House-made Preserves, Pickles, Local Cheeses
Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg 2017
Hermitage La Chapelle from Magnum 2016
Linda Robinson brought the evening to a close and the brigade was recognized.
Thank you to our hosts at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and to Linda Robinson of Pacific Wines, for a terrific evening.