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109 Wine – A little Circumstance, Gunpowder & Basque

Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde Ale

$11/4pk (Four 1-pint cans)

A remarkably balanced and refreshing blonde ale. Easy drinking and perfect for the end of summer, this beer hails from Collective Arts Brewing in Ontario, Canada. A base of wheat provides the lemon flavor foundation, with 3 seasonal hops added in for extra taste. A zest of seasonal oranges is added to round out this relaxed ale. Try it with a natural rind cheese like Stilton or Lancashire.

 

Drumshambo Gunpowder Irish Gin

$40/750ml

A truly unique and memorable gin. Brewed in a small Irish village yet instilled with exotic Asian botanicals including gunpowder tea, this gin makes a big mark. It drinks very fresh, bold, and bright, with a nice spiciness. To this day, it is distilled by hand in a medieval pot still. A perfect spirit for a Negroni, along with some of our artisanal vermouths.

 

Aizpurua Txakolina 2016

$19/750ml

A great expression of Spanish Basque terroir. This wine features 100% indigenous grapes and is typical: light, fresh, bright, and very aromatic. It has notes of asparagus, peas, and a pleasant herbaceous quality. Cold-fermented at a controlled temperature, this Txakoli also has a slight effervescence which brings you back to the glass time after time. Pair this with crab cakes with a bit of dill, cayenne, and lemon juice for a real treat.

Bastille Day Wine Tasting Dinner at Bernard’s with 109 Cheese & Wine on Sunday, July 16 beginning at 6:00 pm

Bastille Day Wine Tasting Dinner at Bernard’s with 109 Cheese & Wine on Sunday, July 16 beginning at 6:00 pm

Wine Tasting & French Style Barbeque featuring the Wines of France & Country French Buffet in the Garden.

There will be live music too!

Bring your friends & family to one of Bernard’s favorite events of the year (and, it’s Bernard & Sarah’s 27th wedding anniversary!)

Prix Fix Adults – $90 (additional beverages, 6.35 % tax & 20% service charge additional).

Make your reservation now, this event sells out quickly! Call: 203-438-8282

Le Menu

Hors d’œuvres

Duck Prosciutto & Melon

Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Quiche

Smoked Salmon Mousse on Pomme Gaufrette

Ratatouille tart

Tuna Tatar on Lotus Root Chip

Crudités

Assorted Homemade Charcuterie and Pates

Rosemary Pancetta / Saucisson & Prosciutto /Duck Rillettes / Duck, Pistachio & Truffle Terrine

Pheasant & Chanterelle Terrine /Chicken Liver & Truffle Pate / Venison, Cranberry & Walnut

Bernard’s Famous Cassoulet

Bernard’s Mom’s Rice Salad

Beet Salad, Walnuts & Roquefort Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

French Green Lentil Salad

Tomato & Goat Cheese Salad

Frisée au Lardon

Grilled Vegetables with Basil Aïoli

Haricot Verts & Sautéed Porcini

Potatoes Quercynoise

Tomatoes Provençale

Mesclun Salad

From the Grill – Pork, Beef, lamb, Swordfish, Salmon, Shrimp & Scallops

Assorted Homemade Sausage:

Merguez – Spicy Lamb

Pork, Pistachio & Truffle

Chicken with Garlic & Parsley

Pork, Orange & Rosemary

Pork, Mushroom, Parmesan & Sage

Pork, Sundried Tomato & Pignoli Nuts

Les Fromages & Les Desserts & Fresh Fruit

Pastis / Flan au Caramel / Pot de Crème / Dark chocolate mousse/Cherry Clafouti / Choux a la Crème / crème brulée / polenta cake / Prune Ice cream / Fresh Fruit

To make your reservation, call: 203-438-8282

Bernard’s is located at 20 West Lane in Ridgefield.

 

Wine Tasting with Alessandro Peirano of Vinifera Wine 12-3pm Saturday, June 17th Ridgefield

Alessandro Peirano
of Vinifera Wine

Saturday, June 17th
12-3pm

The Wines

Barberani Orvieto Catagnolo 2014

Prá Soave Classico 2015

Dante Rivetti Barbera D’Alba 2014

Canalicchio Rosso di Montalcino 2013

 

&

A 5 year Parmigiano Reggiano DOP

“Grand Reserva”

Neal Rosenthal of Rosenthal Wines will be sharing his knowledge and passion for food, wine and the world! Saturday, 3-6 June 3rd – Ridgefield

We are so excited to share the new cheese and wines stores with you! We are planning a little celebration Saturday June 3rd from 3-6pm at the stores. We are so excited to have Neal Rosenthal from Rosenthal Wine in our wine store from 3-6pm on Saturday to share his knowledge of wine, food and the world with us. We will be tasting some amazing wines and cheeses so please try and join us. Also, in our new and expanded cheese shop, Stephanie and John from Artisanal Pantry will be sampling some amazing gourmet products from Italy.

Wander through the new stores and enjoy tasty treats and amazing wines.

We hope to see you there!

Todd & Monica

109 Cheese and Wine is excited to announce the expansion of the Ridgefield store

109 Cheese and Wine is excited to announce the expansion of the Ridgefield store.  We will be growing closer to our neighbors, Swoon and Sucre Sale, by taking over the space previously occupied by Ink Fine Stationers.  Our focus will continue to be on wonderful cheese, wine, and gourmet foods. With the additional space we will expand our kitchen, entertaining and gift areas in the cheese shop. Our wine store will continue to curate the best small producers’ wines and will expand our spirit’s selection keeping with the small artisan theme. If you like beer, we also plan to grow our craft beer selection. We hope to have the new wine store open this week and the cheese store expansion will follow soon after. During the renovations, both the cheese and wine stores will remain open.
We believe that the meal is not only about the food, but also the experience and the people.  109 will continue to help make every meal the best experience it can be. 

Come say hi and check out our new space!

Todd, Monica, Otis and the entire 109 staff

    
 

Join us Friday, February 24th @ 7:00pm for an Italian wine dinner at Bernard’s featuring G.D. Vajra wines

Did you know that Bernard is part Italian?  Yep! Come to Bernard’s on February 24th and taste Bernard’s Italian side paired with G.D. Vajra wines featuring guest speaker Kevin Natoli of G.D. Vajra Vineyard. 

 

Join us Friday, February 24th @ 7:00pm for an Italian wine dinner featuring

 

Guest Speaker: Kevin Natoli, G.D. Vajra

 

Hors d’oeuvres

Grilled Octopus with Pickled Vegetables & Preserved Lemon Aioli
Sage Gnudi with Wild Mushrooms, Kale & Sage Brown Butter
Salsify & Prosciutto Filo Straws

Truffle Fontina Risotto Balls

2014 Vajra Riesling Pietracine Langhe

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Roasted Icelandic Cod Filet with Leek Fondue, & Roasted Romanesco, Truffle Caviar Beurre Rouge
2014 Vajra Barbera d’Alba

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Boar Sampler: Roasted Rack, Shoulder Ragout, Crispy Belly served with Potato Gnocchi, Brussels Sprout Leaves, Tri-Colored Carrots, Morel Sauce

2012 Vajra Barolo “Bricco delle Viole”

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Assorted Italian Cheeses from 109 Cheese

2012 Vajra Freisa Kye Langhe

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Almond, Olive Oil & Blood Orange Cake, Blood Orange Chibouste, & Compote

2015 Vajra Moscato d’Asti

 

$95 per person (non-inclusive tax & service)

 

For reservations please call (203)438 8282

After a great snowstorm, you should be heading to the slopes this weekend?

After a great snowstorm, you should be heading to the slopes this weekend?

Don’t get stuck without the necessary provisions.

Let us set you up with cheese, Fondue, Raclette, wine, flatbread pizza, 4-pack grilled cheese, soup and more.

Bring us your cooler and we will pack it for you or borrow one of our thermal bags.

You certainly don’t want to be caught without all the goodies do you?

Give us a call and we can arrange easy pickup

Ridgefield 203-438-5757

Kent – 860-592-0366

Are you ready for the Super Bowl!

Are you ready for the Super Bowl!

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It’s not to early to preorder your
Game day Cheese, Charcuterie
& Sandwich platters!

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Beer and Wine Too!

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Don’t forget about our amazing appetizers
Pigs in a Blanket
Crab Cakes
Mini Croques
Short-rib
Hand pies
Spring Rolls

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It’s time to make crêpes with Sarah! February 1st @7pm in our classroom

It’s time to make crêpes with Sarah!
February 1st @7pm in our classroom

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Come join Us & Sarah Bouissou from Bernard’s for a fun and informative class on classic crêpe making using our line of De Buyer blue steel non stick crêpe pans and also learn about our new line of carbon steel pans.
Great for all cooking surfaces including induction.
You will never use anything else again.
Did I mention that we all get to eat the crêpe’s too!
$65 pp plus tax
seating limited to 12 people
call to reserve you spot
203-438-5757

debuyer crepe pan

Sarah & Monica’s EXCELLENT Birthday Dinner Friday, January 27th @ 7 PM Bernard’s

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It’s that time of the year again!

Come join us for an amazing night of food and wine and help us celebrate!

Sarah & Monica’s EXCELLENT Birthday Dinner

Friday, January 27th @ 7 PM Bernard’s & 109 Cheese & Wine

It’s that time of the year again! Let’s all celebrate birthdays!!

Hors d’oeuvres
Warm Oysters with leek fondue /Parsnip chip with parsnip puree & truffle caviar Ricotta Cheese & Sage Gnuddi, wild mushroom sage brown butter / Tuna Tartar on lotus root chip /Foie Gras Gougere / Smoked Salmon Cones

Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet “Les Gras Moutons” 2015
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Bouillabaisse
Cod, Snapper, Shrimp, Scallop & Lobster, Julienne Vegetables & Rouille

Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2014

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Veal Trio: Tenderloin wrapped in Pancetta with Morel Sauce Braised Cheek with Rosemary Sauce
Bacon with Fennel Compote & Fennel Sauce
Le Piane “Mimmo” Vino Rosso 2011
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109 Cheese Selections

Domaine Duseigneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2013

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Special Dessert

Lanson Brut Champagne NV

$95 per person
(Tax & 20% Service Charge Additional)

Please call 203 438 8282 for Reservations