Talk & Taste! The Invention of French Restaurants & Wine Pairing
If you are as curious as you are a foodie, here’s the program for you! We'll kick off the night with a discussion about the history of restaurants and food pairing, then we will sample some historical and not so historical food and wine pairings!
Author and history professor Rebecca Spang brings us back to eighteenth-century Paris where the institution of the restaurant was beginning to shift from a purveyor of health food to a symbol of aristocratic opulence. With the subsequent reinvention of our modern culture of food and fine dining, the social life of the entire world was forever changed.
Attorney and scholar of law, economics and food history Richard Shepro will reveal the true history of the four essential methods of pairing he discovered in research he published for the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery. He brings us on a tour of French regional cuisine.
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