Once again we have teamed up with Pig + Fig Café to present our signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge. It 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 2:00 to 4:00pm, and “An Evening in Paris” from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit 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
2017 Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose

Second Station
“Ratatouille”
grilled farmer’s market vegetables, baguette slices, extra virgin olive oil
2015 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge
“Reserve la Demoiselle”

Third Station
Chicken breast braised in tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and olives with sauteed gnocchi
2018 Domaine du Salvant Cheverny Blanc

Fourth Station
Triple creme brie, fresh figs and lavender honey
2016 Chateau Haut Mayne Sauternes

Fifth Station
Mignardises of citron tartlets, petite Rocher truffles and fruit gelees
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
2018 Domaine du Salvant Cheverny Blanc

Second Plate
Bisque of artichoke, golden potatoes and black truffles
2017 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc

Third Plate
Steak au poivre – peppercorn crusted filet, haricot vert, potatoes dauphinoise
2017 Charles Joguet Chinon “Cuvée Terroir”

Fourth Plate
Delice de Bourgogne, red fruit compote, brioche toast
2017 Jean Foillard Beaujolais-Villages

Fifth Plate
Assorted petit fours of strawberry, almond, chocolate, caramel, raspberry and mocha
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 Taste of Knowledge raised $42,000, which enabled us 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.

Get your tickets today!