Marie-Louise Friedland, beverage director for Agricole Hospitality’s EaDo concepts, will head to the Heights to share some wine knowledge—and plenty of delicious wines.
The evening will begin with a wine reception with cheese and small bites, followed by a tasting with Marie-Louise. A three-course meal will follow, paired with the wines featured in the tasting.
30 seats available
$95 per person, plus gratuity
To reserve your spot, email email@example.com.
About Marie-Louise Friedland
Texas native Marie-Louise Friedland was born into a restaurant family. Her mother’s family owned and operated Chez Ardid, a fine-dining French Restaurant, in San Antonio, and she was put to work as soon as she was old enough. She detoured from the business long enough to earn a degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, but the passion for the pace of floor service never left her.
She earned her Introductory and Certified Sommelier pins through the Court of Master Sommeliers while working at Uchi in Austin. She moved to San Francisco in 2013 to work at Three Michelin-starred Quince—and to be closer to the wine country. After a year, Marie-Louise accepted a position as assistant general manager and sommelier at State Bird Provisions before she was promoted to assistant general manager and wine director of State Bird Provisions, as well as its sister restaurant The Progress and private dining space The Workshop.
There, Marie-Louise emerged with a distinct voice in the wine community. Her passion for wine service was recognized: she received the Eater Young Gun 2016 award, World of Fine Wine Three Star rating for State Bird Provision’s list and Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wine List Award for The Progress two years running.
After three years in California, she and her husband Mark returned to their home state of Texas. Marie-Louise joined Agricole Hospitality in 2018 as beverage director of their three East Downtown concepts. When she isn’t at work, she is diligently collecting blues records, reading a book in the sun or drinking Chenin Blanc in bed.