St. Honoré Day at St. Honoré Boulangerie

sthonoreext2ST. HONORÉ BOULANGERIE CELEBRATES ST. HONORÉ DAY MAY 16TH & 17th

St. Honoré Boulangerie celebrates the patron Saint of baking, Saint Honoré, on May 16th at the NW Thurman St. location and on May 17th at the Lake Oswego location. The celebration includes tastings of a variety of their breads along with cheeses from different regions of France, each paired with French wines. Guests can also enjoy live music from French musician Eric John Kaiser. For more information, please visit http://sthonorebakery.com/sthonoreday.html.

WHERE
St. Honoré Boulangerie
2335 NW Thurman St.
Portland, OR

and

St. Honoré Boulangerie
315 1st St.
Lake Oswego, OR

WHEN
NW Thurman location: Wednesday, May 16th
5 – 8 p.m.
Lake Oswego location: Thursday, May 17th
5 – 8 p.m.

DETAILS
$9.95 includes samples of various St. Honoré breads, cheeses with condiments paired with French wines and a full glass of your favorite wine.

Bread tastings:
· St. Honoré’s signature bread, Miche Banal™

· Cranberry-Hazelnut Bread

· Traditional Baguette

Cheese tastings:
· Normandie Region: Camembert Le Pommier

· Loire Valley Region: Caprifeuille (a goat cheese)

· Auvergne Region: Fourme D’Ambert (a blue cheese)

· Bourgogne Region: Delice de Bourgogne (a triple cream cheese)

· Basque Region : Agour Brique (a sheep milk cheese)

Alsace Region: Munster Gerome AOC

WHY YOU SHOULD GO
The annual celebration honors Saint Honoré, the patron saint of bakers in France by bringing the community together for tastings of French delicacies and live music. Guests will be able to sample a selection of St. Honoré breads and five to six French cheeses with condiments. French wine expert Olivier Rochelois will be on hand to pour tastings of French wines and discuss how to pair wines with certain cheeses.

Saint Honoré – Patron Saint of Bakers:
As tradition goes, a young man named Honoré became the Bishop of Amiens in 554. During his service a number of miraculous events occurred, which spared farmers, millers, and bakers from natural disasters. Residents of France connected the miracles with Bishop Honoré and in 1204 a Parisian baker built a chapel to commemorate him. Today, the chapel is no longer standing, but the name, Saint Honoré, is etched in a gate leading to Faubourg and Rue Saint Honoré in the heart of Paris. A statue of Saint Honoré hangs over the clay brick bread oven in the boulangerie.

MUSIC
According to Eric John Kaiser’s website he is billed as “Portland’s French Troubadour,” and delivers a modern pop-rock sound fusing rock, hip-hop and reggae wrapped in sophisticated French lyrics.

About St. Honoré Boulangerie:
A neighborhood bakery and café with locations in Northwest Portland and Lake Oswego, St. Honoré features handcrafted French bread, pastries, and savories. The menu and décor reflect Dominique Geulin’s heritage growing up in his family’s boulangerie in Normandy. Committed to using locally produced ingredients and sustainable flour, Dominique regularly visits with farmers to make sure the fruits and grains are the highest quality available. St. Honoré is located at 2335 NW Thurman in Portland, and 315 First Street in Lake Oswego and open daily from 7 a.m. -8 p.m. For more information, please call 503-445-4342 (Portland); or 503-496-5596 (Lake Oswego). Visit our web site at www.sainthonorebakery.com. Follow us on Twitter @Saint_Honore and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SaintHonoreBakery.