You will be tasting the wines and foods from the ancient hillside towns of Provence France. From their bright and cheery rosés to the crisp clean whites from the Mediterranean and earth driven reds, you will see why their qualities are best expressed at the table. The class will include wines Bandol, Aix en Provence, Cassis, the Ventoux and small cliffside village vineyards. The clean fresh foods from the area will complement the wines on the table. There will be tapenade, baked halibut with oysters and watercress, braised duck and Provence cheeses. This class meets in the Culinary Arts Center in the Education Wing.
PROVENCE WINE & FOOD
with Joseph Cizynski
Monday, March 6
Born in New York, Joseph Cizynski almost immediately started gaining kitchen experience thanks to his mother and Aunt Dorothy who shared their passion and knowledge of food with him. Joseph attended Fairfield University where he played baseball and for two summers played in the Cape League, thus beginning his love for Cape Cod. Upon graduation from college, and a ball related injury, Joseph took to the Culinary Institute of America where at the age of 26, became Chef/Owner of Café du Bec Fin located in Old Greenwich, CT. Joseph immediately transformed it into a French Seafood restaurant and received three-3 Star reviews from the New York Times and was the first Connecticut restaurateur to receive the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years. Café du Bec Fin was the venue for numerous wine tasting dinners including the members of the Mondavi, Krug and Dujac families. Several years ago, Joseph, opened a boutique wine shop located in Westchester County and has shared his knowledge of wine and food pairings hosting numerous wine tastings, dinners and various other events. Joseph and his wife, Betsy, bought a home in Chatham ten years ago and are now making plans to live there year round. He looks forward to sharing his experiences, food and wines with you!
Our cooking classes are held in our commercial kitchen. You will be seated at a counter on countertop stools, so please wear comfortable clothing. Layers are best, the temperature fluctuates often.