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Saturday, June 11, 2011

SUD de FRANCE FESTIVAL takes over NEW YORK by Philip S. Kampe

The Sud de France FESTIVAL, a mecca for food, wine and all other products from the LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON region, takes over New York.

For 40 days, the SUD de FRANCE Festival offers an introduction ro the tastes and aromas of the region through various events and venues throughout the metro New York area.

Most of the events are FREE..

June 13th--SOMMELIER CONTEST--9AM TO 3PM--OPEN TO MEMBERS of the Trade and Guests
This is a contest to find which SOMMELIER knows the most about the LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLION region, through tests, blind tastings and food and wine pairings.
The FREE event takes place at new York's home of Sud de France:
La Maison de la Region Languedoc-Roussillion,10 East 53rd
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June 16th and 23rd--SUD de FRANCE WINE SEMINAR with a focus on the wines of GERARD BERTRAND--7-9pm--FREE and open to the public--10 East 53rd street
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June 20th--SUD de FRANCE DINNER at the James Beard Foundation-167 West 12th-7-10pm-
$170 through the James Beard Foundation- www.jamesbeard.org
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June 21st-COOKING CLASS at the FRENCH CULINARY INSTITUTE--462 Broadway-3;30-5:30pm
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June 21st-FETE de la MUSIQUE at the French Embassy--972 Fifth Avenue-5-7pm-FREE
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June 21st-FETE de la MUSIQUE at SUMMERSTAGE--Central Park--7-10pm-FREE
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June 22nd-FETE de la MUSIQUE at HIRO BALLROOM--371 West 16th--7pm
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June 25th--MoMA POPRALLY Featuring BLONDS--MoMA 11 West 53rd--7-10pm
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June 27th-SUD de FRANCE WINE TASTING PARTY--7-9pm-10 East 53rd-Enter to WIN a ticket on FACEBOOK
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June 30th-SUD de FRANCE SEMINAR-6:30-8:30PM--10 East 53rd--FREE
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June 30th--COOKING CLASS Featuring Wines from Languedoc-Roussillion and taught by MIKE COLAMECO--Tickets are $45 through Sud de France (10 East 53rd) 7pm-The event takes place at 69 Third Avenue at 58th
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The events look like New York is in store for three FULL weeks of the BEST of SUD de FRANCE...For complete information, Visit: www.festival-suddefrance.com/ny
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