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Date: Tuesday, May 16th 2017


Time: 6:30 PM


Price: Members: $140
            Guests:     $165

Venue: Barnsteiner's

         1 Balmoral Ave,
         Toronto, Ontario,
         M4V 3B9  - 


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          - Tuesday May 9th, 2017
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         - Tuesday May 16th 6:00pm




Cellar Clear Out Dinner at Barnsteiner's

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017






On occasion, Toronto Vintners Club offers its members an occasion to enjoy its surplus collection of premium vintage wines with a gourmet dinner prepared by one of Toronto’s foremost chefs. Our “Bin End Dinner” or “Cellar Clear Out” helps use up single and double bottle leftover from past tastings to create space for future events. As a result, you have an opportunity to dine well and drink some sensational wines with food. Our loss is always your gain!



Barnsteiner's Restaurant is a fitting place to hold a wine dinner event in view of Chef and co-proprietor, Herbert Barnsteiner’s culinary experience. He spent 8 years gaining extensive experience in some of Europe’s top restaurants and hotels in Switzerland and Germany including a 2-star Michelin restaurant in The Black Forest, Hotel Bareiss. After immigrating to Canada and landing in Toronto, Herbert held top positions starting at Movenpick, then onto trendy Acqua, then was the Executive Chef for two years at the popular Jump restaurant. Herbert and his wife Michelle, who manages the front of house, then ventured out on their own and operated the popular Corner House restaurant in Toronto for fifteen years. Their latest endeavour – Barnsteiner's, named after the proprietors - features refined dishes made using traditional German, French, Spanish and Northern Italian recipes served in a contemporary, art-accented setting. Barnsteiner's has been consistently rated by patrons in the Top 9 restaurants of Toronto.


Our dinner will feature a 4-course menu of seafood, pasta, meat and dessert to be paired with the array of wines from our cellar. (Menu is being finalized). You’ll start with a glass of Prosecco on reception and then sit down to enjoy gourmet dishes prepared by the Chef, accompanied by wines from our cellar. See next page for a list of the wines which we’ll be hauling out. You can see from the list on the next page that one bottle of most of these wines would easily set you back $100-$300 or more if you bought them from a restaurant’s wine list!


We’re sure you’ll find something fabulous to rave about and there is plenty of exceptional wine to go around. We have allowed the equivalent of 1 bottle per person over the course of the evening as part of this deal plus the Prosecoo. That’s a lot of wine, so please use public transit!!!


If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know on the registration form and we will pass your information to the restaurant. Alternatively, if you wish to contact us before buying tickets, call 416-209-1442 or email


Tables seat 4 – 6 and are on a first come basis. The start time is 6:30 PM. Capacity is 85 people. Reserve early! Closest subway stop: Yonge & St. Clair. “Green P Parking” is available on Rosehill Ave. 1 short street away, just North/East of Barnsteiner’s but please take public transit!


Want to know more about the restaurant? Read this Toronto Life article.






Whipped Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper, Basil Pesto on Crostini
Prosecco (Ruffino D.O.C.)

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Classic Lobster Bisque
Roasted Cauliflower, Brown Butter
Pernod Chervil swirl
White Wines

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Spring Vegetable Risotto
Morels, Green Peas, Fava Beans, Asparagus
Light Reds

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Boneless Braised Beef Short Ribs
Bordelaise Red Wine Jus,
Whipped Yukon Gold Potato,Candied Onion Jam
Full-bodied Red Wines

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Homemade Shortbread

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Sampling of the wines that will be opened

White Wines First Course
Leflaive 2004 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon France Chardonnay
Thierry & Pascal Matrot 2004 Meursault 1er Les Charmes France Chardonnay
Michel Coutoux 2004 Meursault 1er Les Charmes France Chardonnay
Marc Colin 2004 St. Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly France Chardonnay
Bernard Millot 2011 Meursault Les Petits Charrons France Chardonnay
Henri Boillot 2004 Meursault 1er Les Charmes France Chardonnay
Jean Marc Pillot 2011 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Baudines France Chardonnay
Champy 2011 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru En Caradeux France Chardonnay
Vincent Giardin 2011 Puligny Montrachet France Chardonnay
Latour-Giraud 2011 Meursault Charmes France Chardonnay


Lighter Reds, Second Course
Le Clos Jordanne 2009 Le Clos Jordanne Vineyard Canada Pinot Noir
Hamilton Russel 2009 Estate South Africa Pinot Noir
Bergstrom 2009 Cumberland Reserve USA Pinot Noir
Jadot 2009 Beaune 1er Cru Clos De Couchereaux France Pinot Noir
Argyle 2008 Williamette Valley Reserve USA Pinot Noir
Albert Morot 2009 Beaune 1er Cru Teurons France Pinot Noir
Dublere 2009 Volnay 1er Cru Les Pitures France Pinot Noir
Albert Morot 2009 Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes France Pinot Noir
Domaine De La Vourgeraie 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles France Pinot Noir
Paul Garaudet 2005 Month‚Lie 1er Cru Les Duresses France Pinot Noir
Antonin Guyon 2009 Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chenes France Pinot Noir
Louis Latour 2005 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Chaillots France Pinot Noir
Henri Gouges 2005 Nuits St Georges France Pinot Noir
Jacques Prieur 2009 Beaune-Greves 1er Cru France Pinot Noir
Latour-Giraud 2009 Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chenes France Pinot Noir
Jadot 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France Pinot Noir


Heavier Reds, Third Course
Chevel Des Andes 2007 Vistalba Argentina Malbec
Beau-Sejour 2004 St. Emilion Gcc France Bordeaux Blend
Beau-Sejour Becot 2004 St. Emilion Gcc France Bordeaux Blend
Branaire Ducru 2006 St. Julien 4E France Bordeaux Blend
Leoville Poyferré 2006 St. Julien 2E France Bordeaux Blend
Malescot St. Exupery 1995 Margaux France Bordeaux Blend
Trevallon 2001 Cabernet Blend France Cabernet Blend
Trevallon 2003 Cabernet Blend France Cabernet Blend
Johann Michel 2010 Cornas France Rhone Blend
Leon Barral 2004 Faugeres France Rhone Blend
Chateau Bouscasse 2006 Madiran Vielles Vignes France Rhone Blend
Thunevin Calvet 2009 Hugo France Rhone Blend
Chateau Pesquie 2012 Artemia France Rhone Blend
Patrick Jasmin 2009 Cote Rotie France Syrah
Domaine Courbis 2009 Cornas Champelrose France Syrah
Chapoutier 2009 Cote Rotie Les Bescasses Syrah France Syrah
Salvatore Molettieri 2006 Vigna Cinque Querce Italy Aglianico
Paternoster 2010 Don Anselmo Italy Aglianico
Elena Fucci 2011 Titolo Italy Aglianico
Salvatore Molettieri 2006 Vigna Cinque Querce Riserva Italy Aglianico
Cantine Leonardo 2008 Docg Italy Aglianico
Giuseppe Quintarelli 2011 Primofiore Veneto lgt Italy Corvino Blend
Argiano 2004 Brunello Di Montalcino Italy Sangiovese
Poggio san Polo 2004 Brunello Di Montalcino Italy Sangiovese
Verbena 2004 Brunello Di Montalcino Italy Sangiovese
Ciacci Piccolomini D'Araragona 2004 Brunello Di Montalcino Italy Sangiovese
La Serena 2004 Brunello Di Montalcino Italy Sangiovese
Gambozinos 2004 Touriga Nacional Portugal Portuguese Red
Marques De Borba 2007 Reserva Estagio Prolongado Portugal Portuguese Red
Pintas 2008 Character Portugal Portuguese Red
Quinta De Saes 2008 Reserva Estagio Prolongado Portugal Portuguese Red
Quinta Do Portal 2006 Tinta Roriz Portugal Portuguese Red
Fitapreta 2007 Preta Portugal Portuguese Red
Hewitt 2007 Rutherford USA Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau Montelena 2005 Napa USA Cabernet Sauvignon
Dunn 2004 Napa Valley USA Cabernet Sauvignon