Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Champagne day in the city of Reims with Cook'n with Class

Take a day trip from Paris and discover the enchanting city of Reims famed for its world-class champagnes and impressive heritage!

Preston our young and talented sommelier will take you on a fun, informative day-trip to two champagnes houses and to the historical Brasserie Boulingrin for lunch.

The day will start at 8.45am in Paris where the TGV train will take you (at 350 KM/hour) to the center of the city of Reims in about 45 mins.

Croissants and hot beverages will be provided on the train.

After receiving some info about the Champagne making process, you will take the tramway for a few minutes to go to your first Champagne house visit.

You will have a guided tour in English of ''the Crayeres'' and the private caves, where they will explain and show you all about their personal philosophy on wine making, followed by your first two glasses of Champagne of the day, a tasting of the most famous Champagne of the House. We usually go to Mumm or Veuve Cliquot for the first tasting so you get to see the most prestigious houses.

Following this tour you have plenty of time to visit and explore the Cathedral de Reims, one of the most famous French Cathedrals where the kings of France were once crowned.

At 1pm, Rendez vous at the Brasserie Boulingrin for your Lunch.
A typical French 3 course menu and a glass of Champagne awaits you.

Then at 2.30pm, it’s time for another visit and more Champagne, our 2nd visit will be for a more artisanal Champagne house. You will discover that Champagne can be less well known and still very enjoyable from a smaller wine maker.

Following that visit at 4.30pm, Preston will return with you to the train station after visiting a Gourmet shop where you can taste some of the local pink biscuits named Biscuits de Reims (Made with Rose water).

The train will arrive back at 6pm just in time for a relaxing evening in Paris

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We look forward to sharing more of French culture with you! 

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