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New Canaan Inn Hosts Food And Wine Tour de France

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Nes and  Joseph  Jaffre,  owners  of  Roger  Sherman  Inn,  are hosting a four-part wine and culinary series, the Inn’s own RS Tour de  France that spans the summer months.

From June 3 to Sept. 23, the tour will transport  guests  to  different  regions  of France,  world  famous  for  food  and wine.  The  entire  series  will  take  place on the  inn’s porch  and  each event  will  uniquely  reflect  the  celebrated region  in  its  food,  wine  and  ambiance.

Jeff  Barbour,  owner  of  The  New  Canaan  Wine  Merchants,  is  selecting  the wines  for  each  event  while  serving  as  a  wine  resource  at  the  events  for those  interested  in  learning  more  about  the  characteristics  of  the  different regions’  wine.

The  tour  begins  with  a  paired  salute  to  the  wines  from  the  Rhone  Valley and  French  Moroccan  cuisine,  creating  a  wonderful  combination  of  French  and French-influenced  tastes.  Moroccan  entertainment  will  enliven  the  evening  with belly  dancers  and  hookahs.

On July 1, the tour will focus on Provence,  a  culinary  and  wine  destination  that will  deliver  a  family-­styled,  farm  table  feast,  accented  with  rose  and  red wines.    The third  installment  in  the  series, set for Aug. 26,  travels to  the historical  home  of  kings  and  queens,  the  fertile  Loire  Valley,  known  for  its innovative  cuisine  and  white  wine.    The series  concludes on Sept. 23  with  the hybrid  Alsace,  where  Germanic  and  French  flavors  rendezvous  to  create distinctive  food,  wine  and  beer  selections.

“With  our  fabulous  porch  and  the  summer  season  upon  us,  we  wanted  to celebrate  the  fantastic  food  and  wine  that  the  many  regions  of  France  offer with  four  unique  events  throughout  the  summer  months,” Nes Jaffre said.  “Since I’m  of  Egyptian   descent,  we  thought  a  little  Moroccan  fun  would  be  a great way  to  launch  our  RS  Tour  de  France.    And,  who  needs  to  travel  this summer, when  all  you  need  to  do  is  join  our  tour. We hope  many  will  sign up for the whole  series and enjoy  a  fantastic  experience.”

The RS Tour de France will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays. The event is $70 per person or $200 for all four events. For more information, call the Inn at (203) 966-4541.

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