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We all know how to drink wine and slurp oysters, but did you know that there’s a bit of an art to it all? Naturally the French have honed the finer points of matching vin with huîtres, and you can learn all about it at The Perfect Pairing — an intimate wine tasting class on the patio at Rochambeau on Saturday, August 13th. Head to the lively bistro at the Hynes Convention Center on Boylston Street from 12:00 to 1:00pm for a four-course crash course with Rochambeau’s sommelier, which will feature some très chic still and sparkling wines with bites like chilled oyster with Persian cucumber salad, mint, za’atar and Greek yogurt; and baked oyster with garlicky spinach, bread crumbs and lemon. Check out the full menu below. Tickets are $75 (available here) and include all your wine and food. For Qs call the restaurant at 617.247.0400 and bookmark their Happenings page for upcoming events.

The Perfect Pairing Menu
First Course
Four raw oysters served with lemon and Champagne mignonette; two sourced from Massachusetts, one from Cape Cod Bay, one from outside the bay, one from Maine, one from the east coast of Canada.
Champagne, Pol Roger, Epernay FR NV

Second Course
Chilled oyster with Persian cucumber salad, mint, za’atar, Greek yogurt
Schoenheitz Riesling, Alsace FR 2019

Third Course
Baked oyster with garlicky spinach, bread crumbs, lemon
L’Enclos Chablis, Burgundy FR 2019

Fourth Course
Tomato braised oyster with parmesan polenta, fennel and caper
Domaine Les Capreoles, Cossinelle Rose, Gamay, Burgundy FR 2020

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