Tim and Françoise gave us their tix to the French Embassy Champagne tasting Saturday night -- a pretty nice event. Tattinger, Pommery, J. de Telmont were among many that were represented, along with some great restaurants. With the tix were passes to the after party at Napoleon.
pâté de campagne from Bistro Lepic
Our neighborhood chocolatier, ACKC
Pommery demonstrates how to pop a cork with a Laguiole knife
Macarons! and chocolate bombes from Patisserie Poupon
Zentan, the new Asian restaurant (in Donovan House) -- great salad; Cecile also says they have amazing sushi.
Zentan salad with shredded wonton and flowers
Bacon-wrapped scalops, salmon rolls (from Sofitel) and cheese
Though I find classic French cooking tired and cliche, I think we might need to make a trek out to Alexandria to try La Bergerie.
The afterparty at Napoleon was sponsored by Peiper Heidseck. They had a crazy display of a giant red lamp and mini bar