Embolden, influence, excite: International Women's Day at Le Cordon Bleu

Tonight, Paris's famed Le Cordon Bleu celebrated International Women's Day with Women in Gastronomy, a program filled with accounts of female pioneers and stories from modern culinary influencers. An educational and inspiring event, the evening was topped with excellent selections - and personal favorites - from each of the evening's guest chefs including a former LCB student, Julia Barzyk-Brommer, now winemaker from the Franche-Comté region who described her 2017 pinot noir, Par Amour (with love), as a tribute to her family. The winemaker further detailed that the grapes were harvested from three separate lots and cement-aged for a fruity, accessible and lively wine to be enjoyed "in happiness". Among the list of the night's other taste delights: beef kefta with pomegranate seeds (Chef Sibel Pinto, Turkey) , petite galette (Chef Mary O'Leary Barjou, Unitied States) and sweet and sour macarons (Chef Alexandra Didier from the Ukraine and Chef Soyoun Park from South Korea). Finally, Chef Adeline Grattard, from Netflix's Chef's Table: France, spoke about her journey and the unique culinary style of French and Chinese fusion featured in her Paris restaurant, yam'Tcha. It was truly an impressive event featuring an assembly of dynamic women with enough talent and tenacity to inspire us all.

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