A sublime scouting trip to Champagne to prepare for 2017 Soirée. With Lionel and Dominique Michelin, I visited the big names in Champagne as well as some of the boutique houses. We had a mind bending tasting at the incomparable Selosse, where everything is art even down to the mold on the cellar walls. The expansive chalk cellars are deeply impressive and stretch for miles underground, some still engraved with graffiti from the soldiers and resistance who took shelter here during the World Wars. I cannot wait to return here with guests in May and share the discoveries.