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.
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!
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!