Come one, come all to the Commander's Palace "Don't Stand So Close to Me" cocktail party this Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. You don't even have to leave your living room. Join in for a guided wine-and-cheese tasting, run by James Beard Award-nominated wine extraordinaire Dan Davis. Together, everyone can discuss the intricacies of proper wine-and-cheese pairings.
This week's theme is France, so dress how you please. Wear a beret if you like. During the party, Dan will talk you through sampling three fantastic French wines, paired with various cheeses, such as a nice red wine with brie or a white with Cantal.
So, how does this all work? Each ticket is worth a tasting for two, but if you prefer, you can get cheese for four. You must order by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 13, to participate in your very own cocktail-from-home.
Delivery will only be available to residences in Orleans Parish. No-contact deliveries will occur Wednesday morning, but there must be an adult present to accept the delivery. You will receive a call Tuesday with all the details.
Everyone will get together on Zoom on Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy the wine and cheese together. Commander's Wine Extraordinaire Dan Davis will guide the tasting.
Commander's cares about your safety and your health, so don't worry: Everything that is delivered to your home will be touch-free. Wine and cheese preparers have protective equipment on at all times.
Disclaimer: They will be opening all three bottles of wine, but that doesn't mean that you have to. And if you do, you don't have to drink them all.
As for the price: It is $99 plus tax, Eventbrite fees, and a $5 delivery fee. Again, this includes three bottles of wine, two 8-ounce portions of artisanal cheese, and tons of crackers. To increase cheese service to four, add an extra $30.