Wine and cheese
This post has 2 directions it can go:
Last night I attended a wine and cheese class sponsored by Artisanal Restaurant ("a fromagerie bistro"). Actually it is a higher end place trying to expand artisanal cheese in the US. The class was on French wines and cheese.
They served 8 varieties of cheese plus a chablis, gewurztraminer, cabernet and gamay. Very nice.
1. So my first Q is: What cheese and wine parings do you enjoy?
2. The class held 50 students, $75 for 1 1/2 hr. class. It was an odd collection of people, some my age, some ethnic minorities (which surprised me), some "out-of-it" types, but mostly 20 something Yuppies that seemed way more interetsed in socializing (at $75). It was so annoying, they talked all thru class and I felt like I was at a frat party rather than a real course, even tho the instructor was very knowledgeable. So my second question is, how do you know if something about wine (and cheese) is serious and when its just an excuse to get drunk? (food snob that I can be...)