Paris

Last May Michele and I were invited to a dinner and auction for Cancer Care for Kids. There was a silent auction and I was the highest bidder on a case of Chateau Musar 1998a red Boudeaux style wine from Lebanon. After dinner there was the regular auction and the items were very interesting. I bid on but lost on a weeks stay in an apartment in Rome. The next item was a weeks stay in an apartment in Paris,three nights in a Chateau with dinner and a car rental for those three days. As the bidding went up I looked at Michele to see if I should keep on bidding.However I did this without lowering my numbered paddle and the next thing I heard was the auctioneer saying my number and a thank you very much. On Feburary 4 we will be leaving for Paris.I will give a full report when I come back on the restaurants, winebars, food shops and markets We are saving the three nights in the Chateau for the summer.On March 5th, April 23 and June18 I will be teaching Italian wine classes at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe. www.wiccny.org 914-771-5900Take a look at my all Italian web-site on Food and Wine presented in connection with the John D. Calannda Italian -American Institute and the University of Rome. www.i-italy.org/blog/wine-and-food This spring we are doing a tour to Sicily with Tour de Forks. Michele does the food and culture and I do the wine and the history. The dates are from May 4th to May 14th. www.tourdeforks.com

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