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Visit in Champagne for the Ms Food & Wine

 

As part of their training, the Ms Food & Wine went on a study weekend in Champagne for 2 days enabling them to meet industry professionals.

Barely time to drop off their stuff at the reception, the students engaged their first visit in the House of Champagne of Roger Coulon, a domain of 10 hectares managed by the principle of viticulture perennial.

At lunchtime, the class took part in a culinary workshop with chef Eric Geoffroy, expert in creative cuisine and wine in Champagne.

For the last visit of the day, the students had the opportunity to discover the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, a visit commented by Patrick Demouy professor of medieval history, expert of the history of Champagne in France, fairs and wines.

The next morning, students visited the Taittinger cellars, a Champagne House founded in 1734, which offers unique champagnes all over the world. Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger was, thereby, the sponsor of the Bristol promotion of the Ms in 2014.

The class went to the restaurant Le Jardin des Crayères with an original decoration combining steel, stone and wood for the pleasure of the eyes and a kitchen inspired by the seasons and the Champagne terroir for the happiness of the taste buds.

To end this weekend in Champagne, the students were able to take a guided tour of the Avenue de Champagne in Epernay and then end with a walk through the vineyards, which took them to meet producer Philippe Chochina.

This stay was a real enrichment of knowledge for the students mixing gastronomy and ancient stories in order to enrich their culture.

Published by Collège de Paris
On 7 December 2016