Pairing wedding cake and Champagne is not an easy task. That’s why the folks at 20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar are hosting Champagne Wishes & Wedding Cake Dreams from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the restaurant in the Quarry, 255 E. Basse Road.
The event is also a fundraiser for HeartGift, a nonprofit that helps children with heart defects, so it’s open to all, whether wedding bells are in your future or you just have a sweet tooth.
Marisa and Troy Fulmer, proprietors of 20Nine, have gathered a roster of creative confectioners to offer tempting tastes of wedding cake paired with French champagnes and California sparking wines.
Wedding cake creators Elizabeth Chambers, Bird Bakery; Kathy Young, Cakes By Kathy Young; Kate Frost-Feild, Kate’s Frosting; Susie Martinez, Creations Cakes and Cynthia Gallagher of Cakes & More are sharing their ingredients with Troy Fulmer, who will pair wines and Champagnes with each of the five wedding cakes based on their confectionery content.
“Committed to wine education and appreciation, we continually pair Chef Scott Boone’s savory selections with wines from more than 60 wines by the glass and over 300 wines by the bottle,” said Troy Fulmer. “So we felt that we could pay homage to some of the great decorative cake makers in our community while pairing select sparkling wines and champagnes that complement their tasty offerings.”
Chef Boone of 20Nine will tempt the tastes of the gathered guests with selections from his new fall menu that will be introduced that evening. “It’s a nice combination of savory and sweet that gives a full interpretation of the meal, whether it is the bride-to-be and her friends gathering for dinner, a rehearsal dinner party or the wedding reception,” said Marisa Fulmer.
Cost to attend Champagne Wishes & Wedding Cake Dreams is $40 a person. The event is limited to 100 guests. For information and reservations call 20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar at (210) 798-9463 or go to www.20ninewine.com.
HeartGift San Antonio brings children from around the world to Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital for free surgery to correct life-threatening heart defects. “They come to us for help because their home countries lack adequate health care,” said Cathy Siegal, director of advancement. “They leave us with repaired hearts – and a new sense of hope for the future.”