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Monarch Hosts Sake Dinner With Legendary Winemaker

The IWA 5 Sake Dinner takes place on May 30, 2024

The modern Italian restaurant Monarch is set to host an elegant evening alongside legendary winemaker Richard Geoffroy, renowned for his 28-year tenure at Dom Pérignon and now at the helm of IWA Sake, as Founder & Maker since its inception in 2019. 

The IWA 5 Sake Dinner will take place on Thursday, May 30, and will feature enthralling anecdotes from Geoffroy’s extensive journey in the wine world along with carefully crafted courses of Italian fare paired with four unique IWA 5 Assemblages.

Guests will delight in sampling four distinct Assemblages, including the highly anticipated release of IWA 5 – Assemblage 4. Each pour will be served at varying temperatures, from chilled to gently warmed, preceded by a toast with Dom Pérignon Vintage 2013.

Throughout the evening, Geoffroy will offer insights into his winemaking ethos, providing a rare glimpse into his visionary approach to crafting IWA in Toyama, Japan, and showcasing its remarkable versatility as it harmonizes with a myriad of flavors and textures in each dish.

The menu will feature a welcome reception drink of 2013 Dom Perignon, Brut - Champagne upon arrival, followed by a Caviar Cannoli with parmesan, ricotta, chives, paired with IWA 5 Assemblage 3 (2021). Guests will then enjoy a Hokkaido Scallop Crudo with meyer lemon, radish, avocado, paired with IWA 5 Assemblage 4 (2022), followed by Seared Foie Gras with roman gnocchi, tart cherry, paired with IWA 5 Assemblage 4 (2022)The main event will be a A5 Wagyu served with spring onion, leek, fondant potato, paired with IWA 5 Assemblage 1 (2019). For dessert, guests will enjoy a Mango Tart with pineapple sorbet, paired with IWA 5 Assemblage 2 (2020).

The IWA 5 Sake Dinner at Monarch takes place Thursday, May 30, 2024, beginning at 6:30 p.m. — tickets are $300 per person.

Don't miss this one-night-only opportunity to dine with a living legend, experience IWA, a ‘wine lovers’ sake unlike any other, and discover his creative and pioneering approach that continues to revolutionize the global wine landscape.

Seating for the dinner is limited and will be communal style. Purchasing tickets together is recommended so you are seated with your party. Tickets are available at

Monarch Dallas is located at 1401 Elm Street 49th Floor. For more information, visit Monarch’s Website

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