April 3, Friday, at 19.00-23.59
Art Academy of Latvia, Kalpaka bulv. 13, Riga
Gala Dinner of the festival with champagnes and stories from Champagne house owners and chef de caves
EUR 149 + your bottle of Champagne!
Peter Liem, one of the world’s leading champagne experts and the Guest of Honour of the festival, will be dining (& drinking) with us at this intimate champagne dinner. Peter will be joined by two famous chef de caves - Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy (Champagne Geoffroy chef de cave, owner), Frederic Panaiotis (Champagne Ruinart chef de cave), Jean-Herve Chiquet (Champagne Jacquesson chef de cave, owner), Davy Dosnon (Champagne Dosnon, chef de cave, owner), Raphaël Bérêche (Champagne Bérêche & Fils chef de cave, owner), Gilles de la Bassetiere (Champagne De Venoge president), Champagne Charles-Heidsieck representatives – ambassadors, Champagne Billecart-Salmon representatives – ambassadors, Champagne Paul Bara representatives – ambassadors, and Baltics' most passionate champagne lovers!
We will present a range of beautiful champagnes at the dinner, as the chef we have invited two of the most talented chefs of Latvia, Ivan Smigarev (Barents) and Oskars Sprukts (Vincents), and the guests are invited to take their favorite champagne to share it with other champagne lovers over the dinner.
Who is Peter Liem: Peter Liem has been a regular guest at Riga Wine & Champagne festival since 2012, when the festival was opened with Peters’ Champagne masterclass. Liem is an American wine writer, and author of ChampagneGuide.net, an award-winning and highly acclaimed online guide to the wines and wine producers of Champagne. Following nearly a decade in the wine trade, he was a senior editor, critic and tasting director for Wine & Spirits magazine, and his writings on champagne, sherry and other wines have appeared in publications such as The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, The Art of Eating and The San Francisco Chronicle. Liem has also served as Champagne consultant for the 7th edition of The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. He has authored, together with Jesús Barquín, Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla, which Jancis Robinson has praised highly, and which Ray Isle of Food & Wine magazine says is «arguably the single best book ever written on sherry». Liem has partnered with Daniel Johnnes of La Paulée de New York to create La Fête du Champagne, the most high-profile Champagne event in the United States to date. Making its debut in October of 2014, La Fête du Champagne features a selected group of the region’s finest producers. Liem currently divides his time between New York City and Épernay, in the Champagne region of France, and he can frequently be found in the sherry country as well.
Where? Art Academy of Latvia, Kalpaka bulv. 13, Riga
When? April 3, 19.00
Tickets: EUR 149 + your bottle of Champagne!