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Two Gentlemen of France, One Evening of French lifestyle

By Kathy Ward

Yes, it's winter in Seattle but picture April in Paris. Focus specifically on a charming chateau in the countryside, a home filled with friends, laughter, finely prepared foods and good wine.
Hold that warm thought and then join us in January as we recreate the simple but elegant homestyle cuisine of France. Two gentlemen intimately familiar with the lifestyle will play host. Enological Society charter member, Emile Ninaud, will be guest speak, acquainting us with some specially selected French wines. Paired with food courses by Bertrand de Boutray, the program promises to espouse his philosophy of Bien Vivre - The Good Life.
. . . Bertrand . . . is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef. Spending childhood summers in Normandy he believes influenced his love for the foods of rustic rural areas and the customary way it is prepared. "I learned that cooking comes from the heart," he says . . . As for his "good life" doctrine, Bertrand declares, "I live it every day by doing what I love - teaching the art of French cooking."
As the pièce de résistance, Bertrand will demonstrate how to make the quintessential flambé dish Crêpes Suzettes in a finale to the program . . .