Inferno’s Bistro – France vs. California

On May 29th, 2014 at Inferno’s Bistro, the wines of France squared off against California in memory of the famous Judgement of Paris. The votes were tallied and the clear winner emerged. Just as with Paris in 1976 California came out on top, with excellent pairings for each of the 5 courses.

A big thank you to the amazing staff at for hosting the dinner. The complete menu can be found here, and the wines from this continental matchup are listed in our on-line store.

For the curious, we have posted the details of the menu (and pictures of the dishes) with the vote tally below.

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Appetizer
Coquille St. Jacques

Terre de Neptune Picpoul de Pinet (France) vs. Marlo Sauvignon Blanc (California)

France     21:2


Soup
“Chicken Noodle”

Pine Ridge Chenin-Viognier (California) vs. Les Charmes de Magnol Bordeaux Blanc (France)

California     17:6


Fish
Pan Seared Corn Meal Crusted Halibut

Parducci Pinot Noir (California) vs. Réserve de la Chèvre Noire Burgundy (France)

California     13:10


Entrée
Roast Rack of Lamb

Cryptic Cabernet Blend (California) vs. Les Halos de Jupiter Côtes-du-Rhône (France)

California     11:9 *
*2 abstentions, 1 for both