Harvested in September and shipped in November, each year’s vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau wine arrives on the same exact day everywhere in the world. And that day is today.
In honor of the delicious red wine produced in the Beaujolais region of France, Midtown Village celebrates a full-flown “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” tonight.
The neighborhood will transform into a wind-swept Parisian streetscape for the annual arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau wine.
From 11th to Broad Streets and Market to Spruce, flagposts will fly the French flag, merchants will wear Gallic berets, accordion music will fill the air and the bars will flow with glasses of the newly released bottles of the Gamay grape.
Midtown Village is offering more than a dozen ways to celebrate. And they all sound delicious.
Think Beaujolais-braised short rib pizza at Zavino, Beaujolais risotto at Opa, Beaujolais soap and lip balms at Duross & Langel, Beaujolais braised Ropa Vieja tacos at Lolita, Beaujolais jello-shots(!) at Bar, a Beaujolais party at Vintage, and more…
We have a complete rundown of all the specials at participating shops, bars and restaurants below. The fun starts at 5 p.m.
In addition, Tria is getting its Beaujolais on by featuring a tasty sample from legendary importer Kermit Lynch. They’ll also be celebrating with champagne, specifically a scarce, sparkling Gamay from Beaujolais. All three Tria locations are offering both beverages, starting at 5 p.m.
“Beaujolais Day” in Midtown Village
When: Thursday, November 17, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 11th to Broad Streets and Market to Spruce
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.midtownvillage.org
Where to get your Beaujolais on: