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Uptown
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upcoming events

AUG 31

Alpine (Downtown Location) {Sold Out} / 8:00

It would be nice during a hot New Orleans summer to spend some cool down time in the Alps. Well, you can….sort of. We will be featuring the wonderfully cooling wines and cheeses of the Alps. Cheeses from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, North Italy and Eastern France, all have the climate and flora influencing them and produce some the the most melty-melty and tasty cheeses around (think Emmenthaler, Gruyere, Comte, Fontina the list goes on) some of the most important in the world in fact. One of the strange facts of wine production is cold climates produce light refreshing wines and hot climates produce big full wines – usually the opposite of what you want to drink in those particular climates. So we will bring those refreshing light wines to our hot climate. Caleb Gettle of Republic Distribution will be bringing whites, roses and a few light reds to keep us cool. Bellegarde Bakery providing bread as always. (Sold Out)
Downtown Location:
641 Tchoupitoulas

Bubblyotheque {Uptown Location} / 7:00

Michael Knisley’s amazing champagne education courses are a joy to have here at St James. We will have Michael back and go through a selection of champagnes and their pairing potentials with cheeses and charcuteries. He will guide us through the wonderful world of bubbles and explore the effect the unique drink has on foods and compare and contrast to see the true ability of champagne as a partner at the dinner table. Michael’s knowledge on the subject is unrivaled and for anyone interested in champagne this will be a very special tasting with lots of information, this is definitely a class and will be more formal than our other tastings. For any of you who have missed Bubblyotheque in the past a bit of information in his own words: “Champagne is wine. (Seems obvious. Or does it?) It is also special. And fun. (Just like you.) It is undeniable: champagne is perfect for important events and special moments – just hearing the POP and seeing the bubbles can lift your spirits in an instant. But, when we save it for special occasions, or just drink it for the bubbles without considering the wine they are animating, we miss a great opportunity. The best winemakers in Champagne will tell you “Wine first, Bubbles after.” While that’s a factual statement, it is also part of the philosophy that underlies a veritable Golden Age for the appellation. The region is full of a new generation of vignerons who are thoughtful, dedicated, and tirelessly finding the way forward in a time of climate change, evolving tastes, and demand for wines that clearly show their terroir or sense of place. Tonight, we want you to a) eat and drink well, b) have fun, and c) begin to think of how the wines of Champagne demonstrate an intriguing range of
style and complexity. Not only that, there are many that cost far less than mass-produced bottles on the shelves of the Piggly Wiggly and which are approximately a bazillion times more delicious. You just have to understand them as wines first, realize that big name is not (always) equal to best wine, and taste, taste, taste. Oh, and have knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides to show you the way. And that’s where the Bubblyotheque comes in.”
Michael’s wine choices are always amazing with the cheese and charcuterie we have prepared, and of course the wonderful bread baked by Bellegarde Bakery. This is not a night for Champange lovers to miss. $55
This will be at the Uptown Location:
5004 Prytania

Charcuterie #4: Blood, Bones & Fat {Uptown Location} / 7:00

A tradition in charcuterie production is to use 100% of the animal, nothing should go to waste. Sometimes people are needlessly timid about these types of foods cringing at the word blood, and fat is only just starting to shake it years of demonization. Many of the most nutritional and tasty bits are often simply thrown out. Charcutier Becky Mumaw will guide us through these much maligned but amazingly flavorful delicacies. Roasted marrow, whipped lardo, heart tartare and many more delicious things. We will have wine and cheese on offering and Bellegarde Bakery will be providing bread. $35
Uptown Location:
5004 Prytania

about our events

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CHEESE SCHOOL POLICIES

YOU MUST HAVE A PRE-PAID RESERVATION TO ATTEND CHEESE CLASS!!!
We cannot accommodate last minute additions and walk-ins as we plan seating and food and beverage amounts according to our reservation numbers.

Due to space limitations, we cannot accommodate parties larger than 6.

When purchasing tickets, please use the comments section to list friends with whom you would like to sit.

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for reservations to receive a refund. We will not issue refunds or credits for ticket purchases for NO SHOWS to the classes.