Veuve Clicquot’s Cherry Blossom Champagne Tasting at Table DC

TGIF! If you follow me on instagram, you know I was updating live during the Veuve Clicquot‘s champagne tasting event this past Tuesday to kick off Cherry Blossoms festivities. You may think that was a little rude during dinner, but in fact, the folks there encouraged it and even said that it would be bad form not to connect socially. Hey, no complaints here. Who am I to insult the lovely hosts. =D

But first, let me just say that I am not a drinker by any means, not even socially. What can I say–I don’t need a drink to loosen up when I’m naturally high on life. =P In fact, alcohol has the opposite effect on me. I have what is known as the Asian glow, but I like to refer to it as the Asian inferno when it comes to me. My face gets so red, my heart beats so fast, I get so sleepy and I have no rhythm when it comes to dancing after a drink. Did I mention that the first two times I drank, I got major hives? No lie. Thankfully that only happened twice.

Believe me when I say there were many times I have tried to get into drinking, but failed. For our honeymoon, hubs and I had a bottle of wine lasting the whole week and I don’t even think we finished it nor did we even open the champagne that was provided in our cabin during our cruise. Maybe if it was a Veuve Clicquot champagne, I might have. =D

Anyways, needless to say when I was invited to this event, I was a little nervous. I already got buzzed after the first glass during cocktail hour and there were still four more champagne tastings to go through after that–oh boy. But I’m happy to say that I was able to go through the tasting just fine and even found a favorite amongst them like the Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec. The demi sec had a nice sweet taste and went down pretty smoothly–I’m a fan. Also, who doesn’t like anything with rosé in the name–we had the pleasure of tasting the Veuve Clicquot Rosé, Veuve Clicquot Rosé 2004 and the Le Grande Dame Rosé 2004.

We were also treated to a lovely menu tasting at Table DC, which I have never been but came at the perfect time. I am actually flying out to FL after work today to help my cousin with some food photography for her Green Mint restaurant, so decided to lug my huge camera down to DC to practice for the night. Being a foodie as well as a photographer, it seems almost natural to combine the two and add it to my many lists of interests.

As for the menu at Table DC, I had the poached Amish farm egg for first course, a lovely plate of colorful beets for second which I initially thought was the root bowl (oops), branzino en papillote for my fourth and finally the cheesecake mousseline for dessert. I was so stuffed and everything was absolutely delish. Also, I have never been real fan of beets, but now that they are growing on me. I may try to incorporate them more into my diet.

Anyways, without further, here were a few shots below that I grabbed from the night.

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I had an amazing night as well as met some new bloggers–hello! Thank you ever so much for the teams at Veuve Clicquot and Table DC for hosting us for the evening and putting together such a beautiful spread. Stylings were provided by Caitlin at Style Within Reach and Julie from JulipMade who both did a fabulous job with the help of Holly Chapple Flowers for the gorgeous florals and centerpieces and Laura Hopper at LHCalligraphy for the beautiful calligraphy on the menus, signs and place cards.

Hope you enjoyed this and thanks for reading!

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