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Benoit Lahaye Champagne Dinner - YORKVILLE

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Benoit Lahaye Champagne Dinner - YORKVILLE
Benoit Lahaye Champagne Dinner - YORKVILLE

Time & Location

Jun 09, 2023, 6:30 p.m. EDT

Toronto, 87 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 3R9, Canada

About the Event

TICKET @ $230 PER PERSON (plus hst  & gratuity) 

Included in price: 5 course menu paired with 5 wines 



From his estate in the Grand Cru village of Bouzy, Benoit crafts tiny amounts of exquisite Champagne built on texture and precision. Lahaye’s wines are ample and powerful, but also finely sculpted, with a backbone of chalky minerality, always a hallmark of the finest wines from Bouzy. An ardent believer in biodynamic viticulture, Lahaye was certified organic in 2007 and biodynamic since 2010. He believes that healthy soils are integral to the production of fine Champagne. To that end, he began planting cover crops in the vineyards and working them by horse in order to avoid soil compaction. Since converting to biodynamics Lahaye has observed an increase in both grape ripeness and acidity, enabling him to create wines of breadth and power that nonetheless retain freshness and elegance.

Lahaye ferments the majority of his wines in barrel and ages them on the lees for several months before bottling. These are ample wines, showcasing the finest qualities of this grand cru terroir. While the vast majority of the wines are composed of Pinot Noir  (and a small amount of Chardonnay) from Bouzy, and a little Pinot from Ambonnay - the sources for Benoit's excellent Brut Nature, Rosé de Maceration, Blanc de Noirs and vintage - Lahaye also has a small parcel of Chardonnay in Voipreux, near Vertus, which he uses to craft his stunning Blanc de Blancs. Moreover, he produces a single-vineyard Champagne called Le Jardin de la Grosse Pierre, made from a field blend of old vines, mostly planted in 1923. It includes all seven of Champagne’s heritage grape varietals, as well as a number of other no longer permitted varietals, such as gros plant. It is one of the most distinctive wines in Champagne.


Mark Jacoby 

Context Wines   


630pm - Arrival  

645pm - Sit down for dinner  

930 - Estimated end time   


Sea Bream Ceviche sauvignon blanc, citrus, pickled shallot, nasturtium, flowers Cod Croquettes celeriac puree, parsley, pickled samphire, leek dust Linguine octopus, mussels, scallops, filleto, orange Cornish Hen confit and roasted, pomme fondant, lemon butter sauce Strawberry Tart almond sweet crust, vanilla elderflower custard, strawberries, strawberry gel

Wine Progression  

Benoit Lahaye Brut Nature NV

Benoit Lahaye Blanc de Noirs NV 

Benoit Lahaye Rose de Maceration NV 

Benoit Lahaye 2017 

Millesime Benoit Lahaye 2013 



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