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19 glasses and counting...

Posted by Corinne Cline | Mar 7, 2013 6:42:09 PM

 I have consumed 19 glasses of champagne today. I think I might even submit a proposal to the Guinness Book of World Records. I mean we are in champagne country, but even this is a little excessive. My liver is going to need a vacation from this vacation. Yikes.

We started our booze cruise at Mumm Champagne this morning in Reims where we toured their caves and finished with a sampling of three champagnes. We then promptly went to lunch where we consumed two more glasses. We returned to the hotel briefly before walking to a pastry demonstration in town where, you guessed it, more champagne. Three glasses to be exact. Have you lost count yet?

Dinner was at Chez Max, owned by Delphin's brother-in-law, where we were served five courses, all with champagne pairings. We had a lovely meal and it was so nice to be able to meet members of Delphin's family. We had ten glasses of champagne with dinner and finished with a chocolate bonbon filled with liquor. I'm counting that too. Thank goodness we didn't have to walk back to the hotel. I am shockingly sober considering the abuse my liver has suffered today. It's just insane.

Tomorrow we leave Epernay for Versailles and Paris. We tour the Palace of Versailles, have lunch in town, check into our hotel in Paris and take a boat tour along the Seine. We will be on our own tomorrow evening for some much needed free time and rest. Be sure to check in tomorrow!

À bientot!

Corinne

Written by Corinne Cline

In 2013, Pastry Chef and Owner, Corinne Cline graduated from the Professional Pastry Program at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, she received the St. Michel Award for overall excellence in the pastry arts. She is a 2012 graduate of Hiram College and 2008 graduate of Proctor Academy. It was during her Proctor study abroad program in France that Corinne first gained an appreciation for European pastry. She has since returned to France several times and has studied at L'Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon. In 2016, Corinne was named Chef of the Year by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association.