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That Crazy French Woman and evangelist of natural wines, Isabelle Legeron, is crossing the Atlantic from her London base to promote the release of her book Natural Wine (Cico Books, July 2014) in the U.S.
On November 13, she will be in New York, first for a book signing at Chambers Street Wines, followed by Gossamer dinner at Contra restaurant.
Some details courtesy of Chambers Street Wines:
"We are delighted to welcome Isabelle on Thursday, November 13th, from 5:00 to 6:30pm for an in-store tasting and book signing of Natural Wine, which already graces our shelves. As always, these preliminary celebrations are open to all and free of charge. Thefestivities will continue at acclaimed downtown restaurant Contra, where a custom six-course tasting menu will be paired with some of the most influential producers of natural wines featured in Isabelle's book. We’ve had a couple of other dinners at Contra and they were a huge hit - expect delicious, satisfying food from Chefs Jeramiah Stone & Fabian Von Hauske and the warm, expert hospitality of Wine Director Jorge Riera.
Gossamer-winged dinner tickets are $180, which includes meal, wine, taxes, and gratuity. Dinner begins at 7:00pm. Contra is located at 138 Orchard Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets); New York, NY 10002. "
Call Chambers Street Wines at 212 227 1434 for Tickets...
(* Photo of Isabelle and the Georgia amphoras from That Crazy French Woman site)