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.

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