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Friday, December 10, 2010

Champagne Region Event-"Habits De Lumiere" Champagne, Light and Gourmet Food Festival

So I just got a bit too excited about the weekend on a Wednesday...This weekend is another superb Champagne region festival that is not to be missed. If you happen to be around the Paris region and can take a quick skip, hop, jump 45 min train to Epernay this weekend I say do it! http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

The Festival of Lights is a real deal true Champagne holiday season festival filled with pleasures for all the ‘ol senses. I’m talking views of incredible light shows and ancient Champagne houses decorated in schemes of brilliant glittering colors, sounds of classic jazz and Mozart playing in the background and lastly tastes from the regions best chefs paired with top Big Producer Champagne from Mercier, Moet and Chandon, etc. (Of course my obsession/love is small producer Champagne but this event is only the big guys).

At 18:30 on Friday night, spectators will gather along the Avenue de Champagne for the inauguration of the weekend of celebration. Spectators are invited to stroll over two kilometers of shows, performances, light installations, live music, champagne bars set up by large Champagne Houses. The night will end with a huge fireworks display. Here are a few of the houses which are participating.

Moet & Chandon-Illuminations of buildings, Champagne Bar, Hot meals and fast, Musical entertainment 20, avenue de Champagne

Esterlin, Illumination of facades, 25, avenue de Champagne

Perrier-Jouet-Illuminations of buildings 28, avenue de Champagne

Pol Roger-Illuminations of buildings, Champagne Bar *Jazz musical atmosphere, 34, avenue de Champagne

A. Shepherdess, Illumination of facades, Champagne Bar Musical ambience 38, avenue de Champagne

Damsel, Illumination of facades 42, avenue de Champagne

Boizel De Venoge, Illumination of facades, Champagne Bar, Musical entertainment with the band Hinterland (folk, traditional music)46, avenue de Champagne

Castellane-Illuminations of the tower and façade 63, avenue de Champagne

Mercier-Illuminations of buildings, Champagne Bar *Musical ambience, Balloon (depending on weather), 68, avenue de Champagne

Comtesse Lafond, Illuminations Castle. 79, avenue de Champagne

* Rates vary according to the cut bars. Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume with moderation.

Also Saturday morning will have great activities including the regions top chefs cooking their favorite dishes for free in a conference hall. This is followed by a Champagne tasting class by a famous French author. Ahhh can't wait! :

From 9am,

In partnership with the Regional Council of Champagne-Ardenne and with support from the wine school Avize http://les-enfants-de-la-viti.com/-actualite

the best Chefs from the region will team up with Champagne Houses on the famous Avenue de Champagne to create an original recipe at a demonstration and tasting open to everyone.

The event will take place at the Halle Saint Thibault in the traditional market.

A partir de 9h, Habits de Saveurs- Samedi

En partenariat avec le Conseil régional de Champagne-Ardenne et avec le soutien du lycée viticole d'Avize.

À proximité de la Halle Saint-Thibault et du marché traditionnel, les Chefs parmi les meilleurs de la région s’associent aux Maisons de Champagne de l’Avenue de Champagne pour créer une recette originale lors d'une démonstration-dégustation ouverte à tous.

Christophe Bernard • La Grillade Gourmande / Maison BoizelMartial Berthuit • Auberge le Relais / Maison Perrier-JoüetVincent Dallet • Chocolatier / Maison Moët & ChandonMaurice Lefondeur • Le Mesnil / Maison De VenogeDominique Giraudeau • Le Grand Cerf / Maison MercierGilles Gœss • La Briqueterie / Maison Pol RogerJacky Louazé • Le Foch / Maison DemoiselleDavid Marlien • Aux Armes de Champagne / Maison A. BergèrePatrick Michelon • Les Berceaux / Maison De CastellaneThibaut Serin-Moulin • Château de Courcelles / Maison Comtesse Lafond

Also on Sat is a Lecture and Tasting

With Francis Martin, author of "The taste of champagne, a special approach to the tasting."
In partnership with the General Union of Champagne Winegrowers
17:30 - Media center
Admission free, booking advised
 Enquiries 03 26 53 37 85

Conférence-dégustation- Samedi

Avec François Martin, auteur du livre "Le goût du champagne, une approche particulière de la dégustation".
En partenariat avec le Syndicat Général des Vignerons de la Champagne
17h30 - Médiathèque centre-ville Entrée libre, réservation conseillée 
Renseignements au 03 26 53 37 85

Lastly, a


Book Fair

Exhibition and sale of books organized by the Rotary Club, in partnership with the library the Apostrophe, accompanied by meetings on copyright and book signings.Profits will be donated to the fight against illiteracy.

10am to 17:30 - Media center

Free admission

Enquiries 03 26 53 37 9537 85

Salon du livre gastronomique

Exposition-vente de livres organisée par le Rotary Club, en partenariat avec la librairie l’Apostrophe, accompagnée de rencontres d’auteur et de dédicaces de livres. Les bénéfices seront reversés à la lutte contre l’analphabétisme. 
De 10h à 17h30 - Médiathèque centre-ville Entrée libre 
Renseignements au 03 26 53 37 95

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