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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Who attended the 1st annual, Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival? We did! Ariane made the trek to the ‘left coast’ for the star-studded event which spanned four days and featured some great California wineries + local and national chefs, such as Michel Richard, Tony Esnault, Wolfgang Puck, Tom Colicchio, Rick Bayless, Chris Cosentino, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Todd English and  Daniel Boulud, just to name a few.

Photo courtesy of Sophie Gayot

Here’s Ariane with good friend and fellow Sud Ouest’er, Eric Espuny, Manager/Wine Director of The Royce at The Langham, in Pasadena.

The event was a great success, raising funds for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and bringing together culinary professionals and food lovers from all over the country.

Dinner Fit For A Prince & A Princely Chef

On October 1st, Ariane participated in a very special evening honoring HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg and legendary chef, Jacques Pepin, hosted by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York in conjunction with the New York Wine & Food Festival.

Martha Stewart was Mistress of Ceremonies for the festivities, which included a fabulous cocktail reception, star-studded dinner with course-by-course wine pairings from the highly acclaimed Domaine Clarence Dillon, and luxurious silent auction, which alone raised over $80k for Les Dames’ Making A Difference Scholarship, Food Bank for New York City and Share Our Strength.

Ariane & Pierre represented D’Artagnan, working magic in the kitchen alongside the rest of the night’s amazing culinary team, which included Alain Sailhac, Daniel Boulud, Laurent Gras, Alain Ducasse, Didier Elena, Jacques Torres and Abigail Kirsch Culinary Concepts.

Here are some photos (including some behind the scenes kitchen shots!) from the unforgettable evening…

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Images courtesy of Dame Vanessa Trost.

Charcuterie 101: A Tasty Recap

On Saturday, we were pleased to host Charcuterie 101 for the Food Network’s New York Wine & Food Festival. Held in the intimate, cavernous wine cellar at Macelleria in the Meatpacking District, Charcuterie 101 brought together les deux Pierres – our own, Pierre Moreira and one of our favorite NY chefs, Pierre Landet, of Cercle Rouge, for an introduction to the art of preserving meat.  Both native Frenchman grew up in the Southwest of France (about 30 miles away from each other, actually!) where charcuterie is another stitch in the fabric of the good life. The event drew a diverse crowd of food lovers who all seemed to enjoy the meaty spread and convivial atmosphere. Macelleria’s brilliant staff kept the wine flowing while Pierre M. waxed on about curing basics and Chef Landet expertly demonstrated how to make a galantine (ok, not exactly 101 but we had some pretty advanced pupils!). The day was a great success & we hope to participate again next year. Until then… here are some photos. Enjoy!

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Charcuterie 101 with les deux Pierres!

D’Artagnan is presenting a Charcuterie class at the New York Food & Wine Festival, hosted by our own Pierre Moreira and one of our absolute favorite chefs, Pierre Landet. This class should not be missed!

You’ll learn cured & smoked basics, how to put together a proper charcuterie board, watch as Chef Landet demonstrates some fabulous charcuterie recipes and of course, taste & sip! All this & a whole lot more. Get your tickets while they’re HOT!