Wine Dinner: Belle Havana


This just in from Belle Havana, formerly Chartreuse, in Yonkers:

Wine Tasting Menu 
(Prix fixe at $40/person – $35/person advanced reservation)

Hosted by Wine consultant Fred Cottineau(WSET certified) and Chef Alex Cheblal

June – July 07′ : ‘A Journey to the Loire Valley’

Every Tuesday 7-10pm

1. Muscadet Sevres-et-Maine Sur Lie Domaine de la Pepiere 2006
Fresh, clean and citrusy on the nose. Bright grapefruit and lime flavors fill
your palate, and are nicely balanced by a good brace of acidity
Extra wine by the glass $7

Food pairing: Baked monster clams

2. Cazin Cour-cheverny 2005
Light, floral, delicate made from the rare Romorantin grape. Beautiful notes of
honeysuckle and quince
Extra wine by the glass $8

Food pairing: Grilled goat cheese on baguette with salad

3. Savennieres Domaine du Closel Jalousie 2005
Full bodied, balanced and dry, floral, mineral with persistent flavors of lemon and honey
Extra wine by the glass $9

Food pairing: Cheese platter with baguette

4. Filliatreau Saumur-champigny Grand Vignole 2005
The wine is vinified in stainless-steel and bottled unfiltered. It is rich in dark berry fruit flavors
with a touch of tobacco and licorice in the finish and has excellent aging potential.
Extra wine by the glass $8

5. Baudry Chinon Granges 2005
Ripe and brawny, with dark berry fruit pushed by briar and tobacco.
Meaty, earthy and muscular on the finish.
Extra wine by the glass $8

Food pairing: Charcuterie plate (French cured meats and pate with baguette and French pickles)

Belle Havana, 35 Main Street, Yonkers Tel : (914) 969 1006


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Liz I went to the wine tasting at Belle Havana. It was an incredible pairing of food and French wines. You have to go for lunch and try the Belle Havana Burger
    (Spanish Chorizo with Swiss Cheese, and Avocado. After one bite I decided I would never eat another Hamburger or sandwich again. I’m going back for the wine tasting again; Fred Cottineau promised that they would be adding Champagne to the next tasting menu. Love your Blog.

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