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The Sparkling Hour

| July 20, 2015 | Parties

Music and food marry for an unforgettable dinner with the CSO and Krug Champagne.

Krug, the world’s first luxury Champagne house, hosted an epicurean journey of the senses with a feast of music, cuisine and wines. “Music has always accompanied Champagne through the ages,” said Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Mead Composer-in- Residence Mason Bates. “What composer wouldn’t salivate at the chance to set three superb Krug bottles to music?”

Guests—including designer Azeeza Khan, restaurateur Nick Kokonas and Joffrey Ballet principal Temur Suluashvili—gathered in the Belt Room of Soho House Chicago. Inside, partygoers sipped Krug Grande Cuvée and noshed on passed canapes of New York strip steak tartare and goat liver mousse from Girl & the Goat’s Stephanie Izard. At dinner, Izard shared the inspiration behind her menu and presented a tasting of pan-roasted halibut and lamb ribs that paired harmoniously with the 1998 vintage. During the meal, the symphony’s string quartet serenaded guests.

The highlight of the evening was the dessert. Almond panna cotta, miniature chocolate ganache cakes, poached rhubarb pavlova and assorted cheeses (our favorite—the Winnimere) were prepared by Soho House chef Jesse Katzman with a final toast of Krug Rosé—a sweet end to a delicious evening. -Photos by John Thompson


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