Taste Of Knowledge Returns With Two Opportunities To Enjoy


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Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge. The fundraiser will be held Sunday, August 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock.

This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon In Provence” from 2 p.m. to 4 pm, and “An Evening in Paris” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.tok.givesmart.com.

For “An Afternoon in Provence,” be transported to the beautiful French countryside for an afternoon of delectable food and wine. Attendees can stroll between five stations, each featuring a French dish expertly paired with a French wine. The stations include:

  • First Station  – “Salade Nicoise”, butter lettuce, albacore tuna, olives, eggs, haricot vert, mustard vinaigrette with 2017 Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose
  • Second Station – “Ratatouille”, grilled farmer’s market vegetables, baguette slices, extra virgin olive oil with 2015 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge“Reserve la Demoiselle”
  • Third Station – Chicken breast braised in tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and olives with sauteed gnocchi with 2018 Domaine du Salvant Cheverny Blanc
  • Fourth Station – Triple creme brie, fresh figs and lavender honey with 2016 Chateau Haut Mayne Sauternes
  • FifthStation – Mignardises of citron tartlets, petite Rocher truffles and fruit gelees with Bottex Bugey-Cerdon “La Cueille” Sparkling Wine, NV

For “An Evening in Paris,” feel like you are dining in the most romantic city in the world
without having to show your passport. The seated five course wine dinner will feature:

Reception Wine
2017 Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose

  • First Plate
    Salad of lobster, asparagus, avocado + baby endive; honey-caviar vinaigrette with
    2018 Domaine du Salvant Cheverny Blanc
  • Second Plate
    Bisque of artichoke, golden potatoes and black truffles with 2017 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc
  • Third Plate
    Steak au poivre – peppercorn crusted filet, haricot vert, potatoes dauphinoise with
    2017 Charles Joguet Chinon “Cuvée Terroir”
  • Fourth Plate
    Delice de Bourgogne, red fruit compote, brioche toast with2017 Jean Foillard Beaujolais-Villages
  • Fifth Plate
    Assorted petit fours of strawberry, almond, chocolate, caramel, raspberry and
    mocha with 2016 Chateau Haut Mayne Sauternes

Taste of Knowledge is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Public Schools. Proceeds will
benefit teachers, staff, students and facilities. The events will include silent and live
auctions, with many exciting prizes generously donated by local businesses.

Last year’s event raised $42,000, which enabled the LAPS Foundation to support 18
Great Ideas grants, 18 professional development and book group grants, and 17 mini
grants. These grants spanned all schools in the district and impacted thousands of
students. Some of the grants included: a timer for Science Bowl, books for elementary
Reader’s Theater, a kit to build a blimp, continuation of a music sectionals program, and
virtual reality headsets and software for an innovative new way of learning.

The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that supports,
challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos Public School students.
Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has donated more than $1 million to
fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for district educators, defray operating expenses, and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments in the Los Alamos public schools. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit http://www.lapsfoundation.com or call 505.500.6501.