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FRENCH KISSES: An Evening of Champagne and Chocolate

  • Pix Patisserie 2225 East Burnside Street Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)

Join book authors Alan Tardi and Cheryl Wakerhauser for a fun discussion and tasting of two of life’s favorite things – champagne and chocolate! Alan, author of the award winning book, Champagne Uncorked, will share tales about his time behind the scenes of one of champagnes most notable houses – Krug. Hear what harvest is like in the famed Clos du Mesnil vineyard, why blending is so important in Champagne and perhaps the history behind sabering (that would be slicing the top of the bottle off with a sword!) Cheryl, author of Modern French Pastry, will offer tips and tricks for choosing and working with chocolate, as well as advice on the best chocolate treats to pair with champagne.

Guests will enjoy a tasting of three champagnes recommended by Alan and three chocolate desserts from Modern French Pastry. We’ll start the night with a bit of prosecco and light snacks, and end it with (what else?) a sabering demo! Safety first, as we teach you the secrets of sabering your own champagne. Be mine?