A Veuve-Infused Evening

by Melissa Berkelhammer Photographed by Bernedette Knight, Eloise Jacobs, Madeline Bennett, Hayley Rynehart
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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The rain on Thursday night did not deter the social set from making the usual party rounds.  One of the most coveted invitations of that evening was an intimate gathering at the penthouse apartment of Pamela Johananoff and Matthew Adell to celebrate the launch of the new Rizzoli tome, The Seasons of Veuve Clicquot: A Social Cookbook for All Celebrations.  Host and President of Veuve Clicquot USA Vanessa Kay welcomed guests like Helen Lee Shifter, Alexandra Lebenthal and Gillian Miniter to toast author and Veuve Clicquot global communications director Stephane Gerschel whilst enjoying flutes of Veuve bubbly, seasonal bites, and an acoustic performance.

With a forward by Sir Elton John and David Furnish, the book chronicles the brand’s most legendary international events and literally provides you with a different way to incorporate Veuve into both your food and drink 365 days of the year.  AVENUEinsider was lucky enough to try some of these dishes, which (both at the party and in the book) are divided into Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  Our favorites?  The summer; a napoleon of house smoked salmon, salmon roe, mascarpone, baby arugula, and sundried tomato pate, and last but not least the winter; a silky smooth black truffle champagne risotto, perfect for these increasingly chilly winter nights – avec une tasse de veuve, bien sur!

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