Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Dinner

Veuve Clicquot winemaker Gaëlle Goossens hosts a private dinner at Brindille in celebration of International Women's Day.

By Elise Hofer Shaw

Photos by James Gustin for Fig Media

May 01, 2019 10:00 AM

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Veuve Clicquot winemaker Gaëlle Goossens hosted a private dinner at Brindille for a group of prominent Chicago women who embody the spirit of Madame Clicquot in terms of innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to responsible business practices. More than 30 audacious, Chicago-based women in business—some female business owners, others women who affect and drive business across many industries—were treated to a four-course dinner courtesy of Carrie Nahabedian, chef and co-owner of Brindille, that was paired with Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Later, guests enjoyed a tasting of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008 and Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2008.

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A copy of The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire by Tilar J. Mazzeo was gifted to each guest.
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Chef Carrie Nahabedian
Rachel Ternik, Char Whitaker, Nancy Timmers and Laura Schwartz
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Kristin Noelle Smith, Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Gaëlle Goossens and Renee Citera
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Meryl Muldoon (business development manager for Veuve Clicquot, Krug and Ruinart at Moët Hennessy USA) speaking to guests at Brindille