It was a culinary evening of magic, from the moment I arrived at the private home in Oakville, I knew that a night of elegance and celebration was ahead!
It was an honour and privilege to participate in this event as the “Special Guest” speaker, to discuss my book “The Ultimate Guide to Champagne” and personally sign 40+ copies.
The event was well-organized by Christian Frayssignes, Dale and Jim Egan and catered by Kerr St. Café, Oakville.
60 members and guests had the opportunity to taste six champagnes, personally selected by cellar master Christian Frayssignes and Liz Palmer to pair with specially designed and prepared by Kerr St. Café, Oakville, while listening to jazz and blues tunes by pianist Rob Roland.
Champagne and Food Pairings
Lacroix-Triaulaire NV Brut
Brie & peach crostini with Roquefort & field honey
Fresh watermelon cube with elderflower,
apple-cucumber slaw & candied ginger
J. de Telmont Grande Reserve Brut NV
Tuna poke with herbed russet chips and
fresh parsley vegetable spring roll
Henriet-Bazin Selection de Parcelles ler Cru
Mini chicken parmesan lollipops with marinara dipping sauce
J. de Telmont Blanc de Blanc 2010
Lobster petit-fours…. butter poached lobster set on
roasted potato cubes with avocado puree & tarragon
Delouvin-Bagnost NV 70% Pinot Meunier
Rare thinly sliced grilled beef tenderloin swirled on mini Yorkshire
puddings with horseradish cream & pomegranate
Jean Pernet N.V.
My favorite pairing for the evening was J. de Telmont Blanc de Blanc 2010 with Lobster petit-fours/butter poached lobster set on roasted potato cubes with avocado puree & tarragon.
I want to thank The International Wine and Food Society-Oakville for an extraordinary evening and in particular President, Christian Frayssignes and hosts Dale and Jim Egan.
And a special thank you to Esprit du Vin, Tod Warner and Kathryn Taggart Braneff!
“Dame Chevalier” of the Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne
Author of “The Ultimate Guide to Champagne”
The International Food and Wine Society – Oakville: https://www.iwfs.org/americas/oakville
Liz Palmer – www.liz-palmer.com