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Academie du Vin in Partnership with the High Commission of Canada Wine Pairing Dinner – Friday 13th May

Academie du Vin in partnership with the High Commission of Canada invites you to join us in the Club for a delicious wine pairing dinner on Friday 13th May, as we explore one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.

In 1983, Bartholomew Broadbent, then based in Toronto representing the Symington Family Ports in Canada, opened a branch of L’Academie du Vin, the Paris wine school that Steven Spurrier had founded a decade earlier based on the teachings of his acknowledged mentor, Michael Broadbent.

In 1986, with Bartholomew moving to San Francisco, the management of L’Academie was taken over by wine lover, businessman and 67 Pall Mall Member, Marc Nadeau. Marc has since been actively involved in nurturing Canada’s position on the global wine stage, and has introduced many foreign winemakers, wine lovers and personalities to the Niagara, Price Edward County, Nova Scotia and Okanagan Valley regions.

To give Members a little background on Canada as a wine-making region, during the first half of the twentieth century, the temperance movement and the demand for fortified and sweet wines hindered the development of a quality table wine industry. It was during the 60’s that this demand shifted from sweet and fortified wines to drier and low alcohol wines. There was significant growth and development within the Canadian wine industry during this time, with access to better grape varieties, disease resistant clones and in-depth viticulture research. We very much look forward to welcoming you to what will be a fascinating evening of a whole host of fantastic Canadian expressions.


Friday 13th May 2022

19:00 Guests arrive for drinks reception

19:30 Guests to sit down for dinner

22:00 Event to close

Canapé reception

Lemon tempura oyster, smoked caviar

Bride Valley Vineyard, Blanc de Blancs 2017

Lightfoot & Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Blanc de Blancs Brut 2014


Roast Scallop, black pudding crumb, compressed watermelon

Painted Rock Okanagan Valley, BC, Chardonnay 2017

Vincent Dauvissat, Chablis Premier Cru, La Forest 2012

Intermediate course

Seared wood pigeon breast, crisp violet mustard polenta, glazed Yukon carrot

Foxtrot, Okanagan Valley, BC, Estate Pinot Noir 2019

Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru, Les Cras 2011

Domaine Joseph Drouhin, Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru, Les Amoureuses 2002

Main Course

Beef fillet, stuffed marrow bone, pickled onion, grilled leek

Poplar Grove, Okanagan Valley, BC, The Legacy 2016

Painted Rock, Okanagan Valley, BC, Cabernet Franc 2017

Clos Rougeard Saumur, Champigny Les Poyeux, 2009


Chef’s selection of European cheese

Phantom Creek Vineyard, Okanagan Valley, BC, Syrah 2017

E.Guigal, Cote Rôtie, La Landonne 2009


Apricot & Almond tart, yoghurt sorbet

Tokai Hegyaljai Allami Gazdasagi Borkoombinat, Aszu Eszencia 1957



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