Goûters du cœur @ Cafè de la Paix

I tweeted about going there, and Ines de la Fressange, arguably the most elegant woman in town (her Style Guide is a bible for most Parisian girls and beyond) and the ambassador for this charitable event, retweeted me. For the 4th consecutive year, the Café de la Paix shines more than ever the Parisian Place de l'Opera by continuing to actively support the association Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque with the "goûters du cœur" (snack of the heart).Every afternoon for two weeks from Tuesday 2 to Friday, December 12, 2014, from 16:00 to 18:00, the mythical restaurant of the Hotel InterContinental Paris Le Grand will offer a special taste (mulled wine or hot chocolate, gingerbread and cakes) at a price of 5 euros to eat in or take away and which all proceeds will be donated to give a child in need a new heart.

The mulled wine I tasted the other day was so delicious that I couldn't help but asking for its recipe, that I'm sharing with you today!


Christmas mulled wine from Alsace

Ingredients for 12 people:

  • 1.5 liters of red wine (Bordeaux, Burgundy or Pinot Noir)
  • 250 g brown sugar
  • 1 untreated lemon zest
  • 1 untreated orange zest
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 pinch of grated nutmeg

Mix all ingredients and bring to a boil, very gently. Simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot in glasses by filtering with a colander. Place a slice of orange in each glass.

With love and warm wine,