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Feast of Colmar with Yotam Ottolenghi at The Cloisters

Gabriel Kreuther, Michelin-starred chef and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York City
Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Philippe Blanck, winegrower, Domaine Paul Blanck, Alsace

In medieval France, the Alsatian town of Colmar—now considered the capital of Alsatian wine—had a flourishing Jewish community that played a leading role in the region’s wine business. This group was decimated by the Black Plague, but a cache of valuable decorative objects from that time discovered hidden in the wall of a confectioner’s shop has shed light on the opulent culture of Colmar’s Jews. Celebrated chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi explores the deep Jewish roots of Colmar through the region’s wine and cuisine in a magical evening of conversation, food, and wine.

Feast of Colmar with Yotam Ottolenghi at The Cloisters

Gabriel Kreuther, Michelin-starred chef and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York City
Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Philippe Blanck, winegrower, Domaine Paul Blanck, Alsace

In medieval France, the Alsatian town of Colmar—now considered the capital of Alsatian wine—had a flourishing Jewish community that played a leading role in the region’s wine business. This group was decimated by the Black Plague, but a cache of valuable decorative objects from that time discovered hidden in the wall of a confectioner’s shop has shed light on the opulent culture of Colmar’s Jews. Celebrated chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi explores the deep Jewish roots of Colmar through the region’s wine and cuisine in a magical evening of conversation, food, and wine.

Feast of Colmar with Yotam Ottolenghi at The Cloisters

Gabriel Kreuther, Michelin-starred chef and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York City
Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
Philippe Blanck, winegrower, Domaine Paul Blanck, Alsace

In medieval France, the Alsatian town of Colmar—now considered the capital of Alsatian wine—had a flourishing Jewish community that played a leading role in the region’s wine business. This group was decimated by the Black Plague, but a cache of valuable decorative objects from that time discovered hidden in the wall of a confectioner’s shop has shed light on the opulent culture of Colmar’s Jews. Celebrated chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi explores the deep Jewish roots of Colmar through the region’s wine and cuisine in a magical evening of conversation, food, and wine.

Exhibition Tour, ‘The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy’ at The Met Cloisters

A cache of jeweled rings, brooches, and coins—the precious possessions of a Jewish family of medieval Alsace—was hidden in the 14th century in the wall of a house in Colmar, France. Discovered in 1863 and on view in this exhibition at The Met Cloisters, the Colmar Treasure revives the memory of a once-thriving Jewish community that was scapegoated and put to death when the Plague struck the region with devastating ferocity in 1348–49.

Note: Space is limited; first come, first served.