Mille Fleur, the French country estate on the grounds of the Sands Point Preserve, played host to the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy’s annual patron dinner on December 21st. Their Winter Solstice theme – Dinner in the French Countryside was reflected in the wines, the menu and the music that was featured that evening. The evening included a tasting of wines and champagne from Chateau Beauregard, the French castle estate and vineyard in the Loire Valley in France, from which Mille Fleur was modeled after. The dinner started with Salade de Betteraves (Beets and Goat Cheese with Endive and Mache and Sherry Vinaigrette), with an entrée choice of Filet de Loup de Mer or Beouf Bourguignon (Roasted Sea Bass in Saffron Broth or Sirloin Burgundy “stew” with Shallots, Carrots and Mushrooms) and then a dessert trio plate (Cassis Mousse with Chocolate Ganache, a Pear Tarte Tatin, and Chocolate Daquoise with Citrus Mousseline). The entertainment, following dinner, was performed by The Pierrot Consort, the Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence, Chamber Trio, from Long Island University, Post campus.