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The Lafite Guest Table, Hosted by: Saskia de Rothschild and Lisa Perrotti Brown MW 1st Seating

09 November 2018 | 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM GMT-5
Chefs Club
275 Mulberry Street
USD 550.00


Join Lafite & Friends at Chef's Club's private Studio for a convivial and innovative evening with 4 Estates, 6 Flights and 30 guests toasting 4 decades of Lafite's domains. In an unprecedented tasting format, we’ll introduce each vintage wine as we do in our own homes, encouraging you to participate as you would at any lively dinner party. In the plate, Chef Gabe McMackin, owner of Michelin-starred Brooklyn restaurant The Finch, will create a play on the usual French château menu, bringing in his own style of seasonal american cuisine. 

Together we'll unearth the personalities of the wines that define the Bordeaux region, from the right bank in Château L’Evangile, where the clay soils produce voluptuous Merlot wines to the gravelly soils of the Left Bank where we’ll finally reach Chateau Lafite Rothschild’s gravelly plateau and see how this iconic land tells a different story across vintages.


Saskia de Rothschild
Château Lafite Rothschild Chairwoman
Saskia de Rothschild has been Chairwoman of Chateau Lafite Rothschild with her father since 2016 and is President of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) that manages the other estates of the group. After attending HEC Paris and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, she started her career as a writer for The New York Times and other publications, notably in West Africa. But wine was never far away, as it had been nine years that Saskia always traveled to Pauillac and Pomerol in January to take part in the blending process of Lafite, Duhart-Milon and L’Evangile. In order to train for her new function, Saskia studied to become a Viticulture Technician and now spends half her time in the vineyards of the group.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
Editor-in-Chief and Reviewer
Born and raised in rural Maine, USA, Lisa graduated from Colby College, ME, with degrees in English Literature and Performing Arts. Her wine career began by happenstance when, living as a struggling playwright in London after college, she was offered a job as the manager of a wine bar. Upon acquiring the position, she promptly enrolled for classes at the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) and continued her studies with them until achieving the institution’s highest accreditation level: Diploma. Lisa progressed through wine sales and marketing roles in the UK wine trade throughout the ‘90s and early noughties before moving to Tokyo in 2002, where she worked as a wine buyer for one of Japan's top fine wine importers and a wine educator at Tokyo's Academie du Vin. In 2008, Lisa moved to Singapore and began writing a column for Robert Parker’s website, eRobertParker.com. Later that year she achieved her Master of Wine (MW) qualification and the Madame Bollinger Medal for excellence in wine tasting. In 2013, she became the Editor-in-Chief for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and RobertParker.com. She is also the publication’s critic for the wines of Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Sonoma County Bordeaux Varieties. In 2015, Lisa’s first book, Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality, was published. Recently, she relocated to Napa, California, to set up the new office for The Wine Advocate. She now lives in Napa with her British husband, two young daughters, their Border Collie and three sheep.