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Sep
12
Wed
Une Promenade en Champagne
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Une Promenade en Champagne @ French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center Offers a Guided Tasting of the Finest Wines

Join the French Cultural Center as they kick off their 2018-2019 season of tastings with panache! For this event, they’re turning their gallery into a stylish tasting lounge, in a first of its kind setup that promises to be the beginning of a new series of tasting events. Sommelier Alexandre Sojfer will lead guide you in comparing five delicious champagnes on their sweetness, domains, and balance of Chardonnay versus Pinot. 

Guests will also enjoy a special tasting of Crémant de Limoux, Domaine Collin, sparkling wine produced in Languedoc Roussillon.

Wines will be accompanied with light hors d’oeuvres and bites.

The tasting will start no later than 7:10. Thank you for your understanding.

WHAT YOU WILL BE TASTING

Jacquesson – Cuvée 740 – Extra Brut
The NV Cuvée 740, based on the 2012 vintage, is superb. Rich, ample and creamy, yet with striking translucence, the 740 has it all. A classic Jacquesson Champagne, done in the house’s contemporary style.

Bollinger Brut – Special Cuvée
A blend of current vintage stock with reserve wines aged in magnums, Bollinger’s Special Cuvée is consistently one of the top multi-vintage blends from Champagne.

Le Mesnil Grand Cru – Blanc de Blancs
Le Mesnil is the name of perhaps the best Growers Cooperative Champagne House in all of Champagne. Beginning in 1937, they now draw on the resources of 553 different growers, all of whom have their vineyards in Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, one of just 17 Grand Cru Vineyard (out of 318 vineyards in the region).

Billecart-Salmon – Brut Rosé
Billecart-Salmon believes that an early harvest yields more elegant, delicate champagnes.

Moët & Chandon – Nectar Impérial Demi-Sec
Moët & Chandon has been the champagne of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for their achievements and legendary pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon is synonymous with both cherished traditions and modern pleasures and has helped celebrate life’s most triumphant moments for more than 270 years. 

ABOUT ALEXANDRE SOJFER
A Paris native, Alexandre is passionate about wine. He became an expert on the subject while working and studying across the globe—from France and England to Hong Kong and, of course, the USA. His dedication to the study of wines granted him immediate success and he became a Certified Sommelier in 2016.

Nov
26
Mon
Candy Cane Tea at the Boston Public Library
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kick off the holiday season with child-friendly activities and festive treat with the Catered Affair and Boston Public Library Candy Cane Tea!

Boston Public Library Candy Cane Tea

Photo: Eventbrite

The hanging of the Christmas wreaths, the lighting of the Menorah, the smell of cookies baking in the oven. The Catered Affair has a deep affection for holiday traditions. That’s why we’ve created one of our own right here at The Boston Public Library. Our Annual Candy Cane Tea is a free community event that brings families together to kick off the holiday season with child-friendly activities, delightful treats and a festive traditional tea prior to the popular Copley Square tree lighting ceremony.

The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library is happy to invite you to join them for this unique Boston holiday activity and family tradition. The Candy Cane Tea is free and open to the community, drawing children of all ages with seasonal activities and seasonal food and drink.

Join them for a fun-filled afternoon that celebrates all of the joyful traditions of Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanzaa. Kids can partake in a variety of festive holiday-themed crafts, listen to book readings dedicated to the season, and enjoy a true tea experience from The Catered Affair. Featured treats include:

  • Peppermint Bark
  • Gingerbread
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Candy Apple Juice & more!

Add the Candy Cane Tea at the Boston Public Library to your holiday traditions this year and start out with a warm, festive afternoon before heading out to enjoy the Copley Square tree lighting ceremony.

Due to the popularity of this event, the organizers will be distributing tickets via raffle. REGISTERING IN THIS EVENT WILL ONLY ENROLL YOU IN THE RAFFLE. They will be giving away 200 tickets to randomly selected winners registered to this event. Winners will be notified on 11/13 via email, so please be sure to provide your email address when registering. You can request up to 4 tickets with your entry.

If you are a winner, you will have until Tues., November 21st to register your tickets and secure your spot at this year’s Candy Cane Tea. Note: you may only register for the number of tickets you requested in your raffle entry—we want to make sure all families selected to attend will have their requested tickets!

Click here to register for your chance at tickets!

Jan
11
Fri
Eat Well, Live Well with the French Cultural Center
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a series of cooking and wellness workshops for women.

French Cultural Center Wellness Series Boston Back Bay

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a series of three cooking workshops. We will discuss ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Each workshop will begin promptly at 11:10 AM. Aprons, ingredients, and will be kitchenware provided.

Please note, this event is intended for women only and in English.

About the Workshops
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Come learn about nutrients, water intake, and dietary habits, then enjoy preparing soupe de poireaux et pommes de terre avec une salade en vinaigrette (potato leek soup and salad with homemade vinaigrette).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

In this discussion, we will learn about sleeping better and exercising—how and when? For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare velouté d’asperges et salade de carottes râpées (asparagus soup and homemade carrot salad).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

For our last discussion, we will learn about vitamins, supplements, and meditation. For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare soupe et crème de champignons et salade frisée au vinaigre balsamique (mushroom soup and frisée salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette).

Jan
18
Fri
Eat Well, Live Well with the French Cultural Center
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a series of cooking and wellness workshops for women.

French Cultural Center Wellness Series Boston Back Bay

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a series of three cooking workshops. We will discuss ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Each workshop will begin promptly at 11:10 AM. Aprons, ingredients, and will be kitchenware provided.

Please note, this event is intended for women only and in English.

About the Workshops
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Come learn about nutrients, water intake, and dietary habits, then enjoy preparing soupe de poireaux et pommes de terre avec une salade en vinaigrette (potato leek soup and salad with homemade vinaigrette).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

In this discussion, we will learn about sleeping better and exercising—how and when? For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare velouté d’asperges et salade de carottes râpées (asparagus soup and homemade carrot salad).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

For our last discussion, we will learn about vitamins, supplements, and meditation. For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare soupe et crème de champignons et salade frisée au vinaigre balsamique (mushroom soup and frisée salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette).

Jan
23
Wed
Winter Wine and Cheese Fest at Eataly Boston
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Winter Wine and Cheese Fest at Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston

Eataly’s 2nd annual Wine and Cheese Festival will make you say “what New Year’s resolution?”

 

Guests at this tasting festival will receive an all-access pass to wander through the entire store and taste a variety of artisanal cheeses and 20+ premium wines. At each station, you’ll learn about the characteristics and stories behind each cheese you’re enjoying and every wine you’re sipping directly from passionate experts. Experience an evening as the best of both Italy and New England come together with cheeses and wine sourced from top local and Italian producers.

Don’t miss this indulgent trip to Italy—without ever leaving Boston—for a Winter Wine and Cheese Fest designed by some of the best cheesemongers and sommeliers in the business!

All-Access Bracelets are $60

Ticket includes food sampling and tastings of 15+ cheeses/salumi and 20+ wines.

Due to the nature of the event, Eataly is unable to make menu substitutions to accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions.

All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issue identification to prove they are 21 or older. 

Jan
25
Fri
Eat Well, Live Well with the French Cultural Center
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a series of cooking and wellness workshops for women.

French Cultural Center Wellness Series Boston Back Bay

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a series of three cooking workshops. We will discuss ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Each workshop will begin promptly at 11:10 AM. Aprons, ingredients, and will be kitchenware provided.

Please note, this event is intended for women only and in English.

About the Workshops
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Come learn about nutrients, water intake, and dietary habits, then enjoy preparing soupe de poireaux et pommes de terre avec une salade en vinaigrette (potato leek soup and salad with homemade vinaigrette).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

In this discussion, we will learn about sleeping better and exercising—how and when? For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare velouté d’asperges et salade de carottes râpées (asparagus soup and homemade carrot salad).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

For our last discussion, we will learn about vitamins, supplements, and meditation. For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare soupe et crème de champignons et salade frisée au vinaigre balsamique (mushroom soup and frisée salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette).

Jan
31
Thu
Clear the Cave – January
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As the French Cultural Center clears room for a new year of tastings, you have one last chance to taste some of their favorite bottles.

Over the past seven decades the French Cultural Center has had the opportunity to partner with an abundance of fine institutions, vintners, and wine collectors.

And now, it is time again to make room for a new year of tastings. Join them for this fun evening of fine wine, featuring a broad selection of vintners that we know and love. This exceptional tasting will feature six wines, from various domains, regions, and even countries!

This tasting will be led by Certified Sommelier Alexandre Sojfer, resident Sommelier at La Voile Boston.

The event will start no later than 7:10 PM.

ON THE MENU

L’Ameillaud – Vin de Pays de Vaucluse – 2012 – Vaucluse, France
Smoky black and blue fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of licorice and cracked pepper. Focused and chewy on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black currant flavors and a hint of cured meat.

Tinhorn Creek – Merlot – 2010 – South Okanaga, Canada
Established by the Shaunessy and Oldfield families on the South Okanagan’s legendary Golden Mile Bench in 1993, Tinhorn Creek is a very special winegrowing project, comprising 150 acres of spectacular vineyards in two distinct areas, one on either side of the valley.

Domaine Isle Saint Pierre – Cabernet – 2010 – France
Isle Saint-Pierre is a small island in the middle of the Rhone River, just 25km south of Arles and 15km from the sea. The vineyards, planted at the very heart of the Camargue region, stretch over 170 hectares around the island.

Jackson Triggs – Sauvignon Blanc – 2013 – Niagara Estate, Canada
Pale straw colour with a lively nose of gooseberry and lemon; fruit character is replayed on the palate; crisp and dry, with light / medium body.

Réserve Durand – Sauvignon Blanc – 2015 – Sancerre, France
From a small producer in France’s Loire Valley comes this dazzling white wine, rich with grapefruit and gooseberry aromas. The estate boast mature 25-30 year old vines and a mix of chalky, silicious soils.

Château Roc de Ségur – Bordeaux – 2011 – Bordeaux, France
This ripe, smoky, wood-aged wine shows ample fruit as well as solid tannins. The wine has richness and spice, the wood well balanced by black plum and final juiciness.

Sep
18
Wed
Wine Tasting at the Charlesmark Lounge
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Charlesmark & Ora are bringing back the best wine tasting party in town.

RSVP: 617-247-1212 | info@charlesmarkhotel.com Walk-ins welcome based on availability

Sep
26
Thu
Fall Wine & Cheese Fest at Eataly Boston
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Toast to the autumn season in true Italian-style: with a glass (or more) of wine in hand!

As the days grow shorter, farmers and artisans alike work tirelessly to fill our plates and our glasses with the riches that their land has to offer. From the olive and grape harvests in Italy to apple picking and corn mazes in New England farms, now is the time of the great harvest.

In honor of the bounty of food and drinks fall brings us, Eataly Boston is celebrating the season with a Fall Wine & Cheese Fest. On September 26, from 5:30-9:00 p.m., gather your friends and join Eataly Boston for a celebration of all things autumn.

For just $60, you will receive an all-access pass to explore all cheeses and cheese-centric bites, along with a wide selection of Italian wines. Let yourself get lost as you explore the food stations throughout marketplace, tasting and sipping as you go.

Tickets are limited, so choose the time that works best for you and reserve your spot at the Fall Wine & Cheese Fest!  Tickets are available for 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm or 7 pm to 9 pmPLUS, 15% off tickets with code FallFest15 at check-out!

 

Sep
27
Fri
Wines from Alsace at the French Cultural Center
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a wine  tasting and dinner with La Voile.

Epicureans rejoice! To kick-off the French Cultural Center’s season of wine tastings, they will explore the lovely wines of Alsace with a wine tasting, followed by a separate three-course pairing dinner.

Come discover the lesser-known wines of Alsace, presented by Alexandre Sojfer, Resident Sommelier at La Voile and 1855 Bar à Vins. Alex will share his expertise working with vineyards from Alsace and why this region’s grounds are so prolific yet less available to the American market than other varietals.

Event in English. Advance RSVP strongly recommended. The general tasting is a standing event – this is not a sit-down seminar. Please email culture@frenchculturalcenter.org to request a seat/chair, if needed.

The following dinner is a sit-down three-course dinner in the French Cultural Center’s Library.