Neal Rosenthal presents a new program of events dedicated to producers, chefs and artisans from the world’s great wine regions. Chef Nomade will debut May 7-9 in Arbois, France, with The Jura meets the Langhe.
After months of great difficulty, Neal Rosenthal, the famous New York importer and a great supporter of the concept of terroir, is launching a new series of events dedicated to travels and inspired to his life; to his long experience spent among the vineyards and dining in the great restaurants of Western Europe.
One project, in particular, highlights Neal’s connections to people and places renowned for wine and food. Chef Nomade world-renowned chefs who, for an entire weekend, will be the protagonists of exclusive wine and culinary experiences. From the preparation of lunches and dinners for a few guests to the organization of cooking classes; from moments spent with Jura’s vignerons in their vineyards, to local producers who open the doors of their farms; up to the moments shared at the table. The guests – never more than ten – are invited to a deep and personal discovery of the local terroir with a talented chef at their side.
Chef Nomade supports the world of food and wine.
Neal Rosenthal decided to give life to this project, driven not only by his great passion but above all to create attention and give support to the enogastronomical world, in a particularly difficult moment for the whole sector. For this reason, Chef Nomade will welcome not only world-renowned chefs but also young emerging talents.
This project is part of my mission: to be an ambassador for the small, family-owned domains that produce some of the world’s greatest wines. My love for wine goes hand in hand with my passion for travel and great culinary talent, which are experiencing extremely difficult times today more than ever. With Chef Nomade, I hope to give voice and continue to focus attention on the world of enogastronomy, highlighting its identity and its strong ties with local traditions and terroir.Neal Rosenthal, wine merchant
As part of Chef Nomade, Neal Rosenthal will curate a series of events dedicated to an in-depth comparison between the world’s great wine regions. The first will be May 7-9, 2021, at his property in the heart of the French Jura… La Closerie Les Capucines in Arbois, a charming boutique hotel created within the walls of a 17th-century mansion.
Jura meets the Langhe
The event The Jura meets the Langhe will feature special guests from these two rich wine and cultural regions. They will engage in discussions, debates, tastings, meals and excursions, all in the name of terroir.
Jura winemakers from Rosenthal Wine Merchant will present their wines along with those of two esteemed Langhe wineries, Figli Luigi Oddero and Brovia. Renowned chefs such as Jean-Paul Jeunet of Arbois and Michelangelo Mammoliti of Alba (both 2 Michelin stars) will create special dishes with fine products from their respective regions, such as morels and truffles. Important protagonists will also be the owners of TartufLanghe, a prestigious and pioneering truffle farm in Alba. Their connections with famous chefs from around the world have ensured the participation of some truly exceptional chefs in the Chef Nomade project.
Other highlights of the two days will be a seminar on the wines and culture of the Jura and Langhe led by Neal together with Aldo Fiordelli of Decanter Magazine and Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona – a wine manager of the Italian auction house Wannenes; visits to Neal’s producers in the Jura; a walking tour in Arbois; guided tastings that will include not only wines from the above-mentioned producers but some special surprises from Neal’s producers in the famous Côte d’Or.
Chef Nomade: discovering territories, cultures and countries
The spirit of the project, besides the discovery of territories and cultures of different countries, is to create an exchange between regions and their protagonists. Participating Chefs will be able to host in their restaurants the treasures of the Jura as well as great chefs, winemakers and producers from other countries, from France, Italy, Spain and – as soon as possible – even the United States.
The heart of Chef Nomade remains La Closerie Les Capucines. The program begins in April 2021 with Paris-based American chef Aaron Rosenthal, followed by Japanese chef Masahida Ikuta at the end of May.
Mad Rose Journey
Chef Nomade is one of the several food-wine-and-travel projects that Neal Rosenthal has recently developed, the most comprehensive of which is Mad Rose Journeys, which offers privileged access to a number of culinary and cultural experiences.
Travelers have the opportunity to sample foods, wines and products so rare they are often unavailable for sale, explore local cuisine under the guidance of world-renowned chefs, and learn from artisans who live and work in Europe’s most legendary culinary regions.