Tuesday March 30, 2010
The ~TOUR DE CHAMPAGNE~ returns to San Francisco for its second anniversary, so start priming your palate for tastes of the Champagne region's top wine producers. This year, Tour de Champagne will partner with The Bubble Lounge, bringing together champagne from a variety of prestigious grand marques as well as grower champagne houses, plus some bites from local chefs, and live entertainment. Restaurants that participated in the last San Francisco Tour de Champagne included Farallon, Ruth's Chris, The Bubble Lounge, and desserts from White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier. (This year's chefs will be announced soon.)
During the evening, guests will have a chance to buy raffle tickets for a special prize, which will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ticket holders will also enjoy an Après Party with dessert, Cognac, and more Champagne. Tour de Champagne attendees must be 21 and older. And it's a bit fancy: the dress is requested to be cocktail attire (black tie optional).
Admission: $80. All-inclusive tickets include: tasting of Champagnes and food, entertainment, and raffle. Also, Cognac Après Party until 11pm. Extremely limited number of VIP tickets: $95. VIP tickets also include a special pre-event Champagne seminar (TBA). Please note space is limited.
Wednesday Apr 7, 2010
6pm, VIP pre-event Champagne seminar; 7pm-9:30pm, Tour de Champagne; 9:30pm-11pm, Fin de Soirée Après Party
Featuring many prestigious Champagnes along with cuisine from some of each host city's most talented chefs, Tour de Champagne provides yet another reason to celebrate the most delightful fruits of France. During Tour de Champagne, a silent auction benefiting a local non-profit organization will take place. At each stop along the evening's "tour," guests will be able to experience various labels paired with cuisine from local renowned chefs. The evening ends with a fin de soirée where VIP guests will continue to mingle and enjoy live music and additional complimentary champagne and cognac.
For the past ten years Tour de Champagne has been delighting Washington, DC oenophiles with it's annual celebration of France's finest Champagne houses. In 2006, the tour's inaugural stop was in Chicago followed by Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, and back to Washington, DC. Now in it's fifth year the Tour has included Boston, New York and will this year include stops in New Orleans, Seattle, and Dallas.