A wonderful gastronomic adventure

During my last cooking gig in Rochester, MN, I teamed up with wine expert and Skinner Inc Vice president Marie Keep to bring guests an unparalleled food-and wine adventure.

Talented professional photographer Joe Szurszewski took some great shots as well. Enjoy!


To start: Laurent Perrier Brut NV Champagne 


cantaloupe melon

lemon, prosciutto, scallion, feta cheese

Vincent Girardin, Macon Fuisse Les Vieilles Vignes 2010 


lacinato kale chips

cumin, black truffle oil

Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rose 2012



patatas bravas (sweet potato, red bliss)

rosemary, mustard seeds, smoked jalapeno aioli, greens

Herencia, Altes 2012



eggplant roulade  

housemade burrata, almond-basil pesto, ‘leopard’ tomatoes, arugula

Philippe Gimel, L’Argile St Jean du Barroux 2006 





grilled baby squash&ramps, wisconsin shiitake, roasted golden beets, chevre serum

William Fevre, Chablis 2010, Oliver Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles 2010  



pure chocolate mousse

70% valrhona, with butterscotch, toasted hazelnuts, fleur de sel

Noval, Tawny 10 year Port