Beaujolais Nouveau—that fruity, weeks-young gamay wine released at 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday of November (#NouveauDay), just weeks after the harvest—will be celebrated in style when it arrives Nov. 15. That night, Marché Bacchus will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner of traditional French dishes and a glass of Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau ($40, 804-8008). Or, make the love last at Mon Ami Gabi in Paris Las Vegas (944-4224), where from Nov. 15-21 diners can enjoy specials created to pair beautifully with Beaujolais Nouveau, such as boudin blanc with warm red cabbage-apple slaw and celery seed aioli and briny oysters du jour with a Beaujolais mignonette. For home enjoyment, look for big displays in your local liquor or wine stores bearing names such as Georges DuBoeuf and Joseph Drouhin for downing right away (anywhere from $10-$20), or let them rest two or three weeks. Then, think Thanksgiving, and serve slightly chilled. Or, if you prefer your gamay with a little age on it, Cru Beaujolais will be celebrated Nov. 13-17 at Tender in Luxor with a three-course dinner ($79, 262-4852), featuring pumpkin ravioli, surf and turf and a dessert trio paired with a half-bottle of 2009 Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages and “Beau LaLa,” a cocktail of Beaujolais, Hennessy and St-Germain.
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