Thursday, July 25, 5:00 – 8:30 pm
For the last eight years, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall has hosted an evening of food and music celebrating Barre’s Quebecois heritage. For the past four years, the celebration has taken the form of a Soirée Sucrée, the perfect combination of sweet eats and sweet sounds.
But wait there’s more! This year by popular demand we are adding savory to the sweet with our first tourtière contest. Every French Canadian family has its own secret recipe. Can you enter if you don’t come from a family with its own recipe? Sure. There are many not-so-secret recipes online. Just search “tourtière”, and you will be overwhelmed with mouth watering possibilities.
The evening is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price.
At 5:00 pm, before the doors open to the public, contestants who fancy the quality of their French Canadian tourtière or their French desserts will have their entries judged by a panel of exacting judges.
Here’s how to enter the competition:
On July 26, bring your dessert with completed form to:
—Delicate Decadence (15 Cottage Street, Barre) by 4:30 pm, or
—the Old Labor Hall no later than 5:00 pm.
Don’t be late. No late entrants will be allowed to enter the competition.
At 5:30 pm, after the judging, the doors will open to the public. As with any good division of labor, the bakers have baked, the chefs have cooked. Now it’s time to make it all worth their while.
We get to savor the contest entries and also the delicious desserts provided by the talented chefs of Delicate Decadence, while we are royally entertained with a feast for the eyes and ears.
From 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Michèle Choinière will perform the songs of her Quebecois heritage.
Born into a musical Franco-American family in northern Vermont, Michele began performing traditional Franco-American music at an early age with her late father Fabio, an accomplished harmonica player. In 1995, she began writing and composing her own songs.
Among other accolades, Michele received the Governor’s Heritage award in 2007, and has appeared in concert at national folk festivals from Montana to Maine, and Michigan to Massachusetts. She has worked/performed with Le Vent du Nord, David Amram, and members of La Bottine Souriante, among others. Michele’s performances blend traditional Franco-American and Quebec folk songs, original compositions, jazz standards, and an occasional French classic.
Tickets for Soirée Sucrée 2019 – attendance limited to 100.
- Adults – $15 at the door, $12 in advance. Advance tickets may be in person at Delicate Decadence (15 Cottage Street, Barre)
- Children under 12 – $6
For more information, contact us:
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