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Bicycle Appétit

Stage Five, and almost one week in, the Tour de France has officially shifted into full gear. Just watching your favorite cyclist journey over the arduous Alps and through pastoral France is enough to pump up a derailing appetite. As the peloton pedals past Bordeaux and in to Paris’ Champs-Elysées, you can indulge your headset in a full sensory evening of locally-sourced haute cuisine.

La Mussette, named after the satchel of provisions cyclists pick up at points throughout the tour, will be held at Grochau Cellars in NW Portland on July 23-25. The evening features a prix fixe, six course meal of French fare inspired by regions along the Tour’s route, traditional French wine made from Willamette Valley grapes and, of course, a large screen of Le Tour 2010. Experience the last kilometers with unrivaled joie de vivre.

The meal will be prepared by one of our Urban Growth Bounty teachers, Laura Ohm of Grand Central Baking, and Robin Rosenberg. Laura has a Preserving the Harvest and a Pickles class coming up in the fall (find out more and/or register here). For details on the menu, reservations and rates, visit the always amusing Musette website.

Bike. Eat. Drink. It’s the French Portland way.