Los Angeles

Event Announcement: Pre-Valentine’s Day Biodynamic and Organic Wine Tasting

Update: February 4, 2008: This event has been postponed: A new date will be posted as soon as it has been confirmed.
Slow Food Los Angeles brings together Boule Atelier and Wine Expo for a festive pre-Valentine’s Day biodynamic/organic wine and artisanal sweets tasting party.

Bring your sweetheart and bring your friends to sip and taste to your heart’s delight. A six-course wine and treat tasting will be served, and will feature a selection of biodynamic/organic sparkling wines and dessert wines paired with Boule’s delicacies, such as macarons, pastries, and chocolates, all made by hand with sustainable local products.

Robert Rogness of Wine Expo will enlighten with his “grower champagne” wisdom, providing an education regarding the virtues and the merits of these natural wines as compared to commercially produced “brand” wines. Mark Mendoza, sommelier of Sona, will also be on hand to discuss the nuances of pairing these natural wines with the sweeter fare. Come taste, learn, and toast a sustainable future for us all.

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2008, beginning at 7:00pm
Where: Boule Atelier, 420 N. La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Cost: [Note updated information] $45 per person for Slow Food members; $50 per person for nonmembers
Reservations: Seating limited to 65, reservations may be made by email to Chelsea Wilmeth at Boule.

With its high ceilings, pale blue walls, and display cases, Boule Atelier has earned its place among L.A.’s chic shops and restaurants. Built as a temple to honor sweets in all their forms, the green tea macarons have an ephemeral finish, the long ribbons of rose marshmallows boast pretty petals, and chocolates are delicate with innovative and balanced flavors. All products are handmade from local, sustainable products by the Boule pastry team.

Wine Expo, founded in 1993, has a concentration in four areas with uncommon intensity, one being Grower Champagnes, and as a consequence, a nearly rabid loyal following. General Manager, Robert Rogness, has been in the fine wine business for over two decades. Robert is a champion of traditional, terrior and food based wines despite what the score keeping “gatekeepers” think.