Paulée Inspired Lunch (Saturday event): The quintessential BBF experience

Don't get us wrong: There's not one event at the Boulder Burgundy Festival that you should miss.

From the Old and Rare tasting that kicks off the festival to the Sunday seminar (this year with Eric Asimov and Raj Parr) and Grand Tasting that close the gathering, the Boulder Burgundy Festival represents an entirely unique way to taste, trade notes, and make new friends with Burgundy lovers and connoisseurs.

But if there's one event that you really want to make sure you get in on, it's got to be the Paulée Inspired Lunch that takes place each year on the Saturday of the festival at Boulder's celebrated Flagstaff House, one of the country's best restaurants, with sweeping views of Boulder and the Rockies.

If you've had any experience with Burgundy, you already know that La Paulée de Meursault is a convivial lunch served each year in the countryside to celebrate harvest's end. The word paulée literally means a pan full [of food] and the idea is that everyone pitches in — with wines and foods — to make a sort of Burgundian potluck.

At the BBF, the Saturday Flagstaff House event marks a special occasion each year when collectors generously share rare and older wines from their cellars. It really captures the convivial, community spirit of what the festival is all about. And all of the volunteer sommeliers lend a hand in pouring the wines (like the flight above) for the guests. It's just one of the great events each year at the festival. But it's one of the ones you don't want to miss. Even if you don't have wine to share, you are always welcome at the Paulée Inspired Lunch. And that's what the festival is all about.

Click here for registration details (just a few spots open at this point!).