It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of La PanotiQ, the family owned bakery and café. Whether we’re in desperate need of a cappuccino or a delightful pastry to cheer us up, La PanotiQ (along with Mademoiselle Colette and Voyager du Temps) is one of our go-to coffee pit stops in Silicon Valley. The local mini chain has seven locations sprinkled throughout the Bay Area that serve French pastries, breakfast and lunch.

 

La PanotiQ's Bakery and Café in Mountain View, California
La PanotiQ’s Bakery and Café in Mountain View, California

 

La PanotiQ is quickly becoming our favorite neighbor because of its popular third Thursday wine tastings which are free to attend. The events combine tasty French treats with sips of wine.

 

During its Free Wine Tasting Events, La PanotiQ May Pour Wines From Fortnight, Portlandia, La Petite Perrière and Other Wineries
During its Free Wine Tasting Events, La PanotiQ May Pour Wines From Fortnight, Portlandia, La Petite Perrière and Other Wineries

 

La PanotiQ’s next free food and wine pairing will be held this Thursday, October 19th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. You can sign up for this Thursday’s free event at the Mountain View location here. (The first 50 people who RSVP to La PanotiQ’s event will be entered into a raffle to win $20 gift cards to the café. More details can be found on the sign up page for the event.)

 

Pas de Deux - A Perfect Duet of Chocolate and Red Wine at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California
Pas de Deux – A Perfect Duet of Chocolate and Red Wine at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California

 

The wine tastings at La PanotiQ’s Mountain View location are a perfect opportunity to taste test gourmet French bites and to sip wine from American and French wineries.

 

Pretty Petit Fours Served at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California During its Free Wine Tasting Events on the Third Thursday of Every Month
Pretty Petit Fours Served at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California During its Free Wine Tasting Events on the Third Thursday of Every Month

 

When we attended the event we had an opportunity to try La PanotiQ’s deliciously creamy risotto made with white wine, Emmental cheese and button mushrooms.

 

Creamy Risotto at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California
Creamy Risotto at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California

 

There was also a wonderful assortment of stunningly pretty bite sized treats to munch on.

 

Thursday Treats - La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California Offers Free Food and Wine Pairings on the Third Thursday of Every Month
Thursday Treats – La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California Offers Free Food and Wine Pairings on the Third Thursday of Every Month

 

Along with wines from Napa Valley’s Fortnight winery and a French sauvignon blanc called La Petite Perrière, there was also a bouncy rosé from Oregon’s Portlandia that we got to sip.

 

Frenchie Food in America - Chocolate Bites at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California
Frenchie Food in America – Chocolate Bites at La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California

 

We finished our free tour off with some decadent chocolate bonbons La PanotiQ whipped up. If you can’t make this week’s event, La PanotiQ Mountain View should have another event in November. (If we did our third Thursday math right, that would make it Thursday, November 16th.) If you’ve had a rough week, we suggest you save the date for a free staycation to France this Thursday.

 

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La PanotiQ in Mountain View, California

 

La PanotiQ
331 Castro Street #100
Mountain View, California 94041
*There are a total of seven La PanotiQ locations in the Bay Area.
Hours: Free Wine Tasting Event Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00pm to 9:00pm Regular Business Hours – Sunday Through Thursday 8:00am to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00am to 11:00pm
Phone: (650) 691-9486
Email: info@lapanotiq.com
Pricing (All in USD): Admission for the Wine Tasting Event is Free if You Register Before the Event, Sandwiches $10.00 t0 $11.50, Salads $9.00 to $15.00, Brunch Items $5.00 to $9.00, Desserts and Pastries $1.00 to $5.50, Whole Cakes From Around $35.00 *Prices and selection may vary.