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!

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To start: Laurent Perrier Brut NV Champagne 

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cantaloupe melon

lemon, prosciutto, scallion, feta cheese

Vincent Girardin, Macon Fuisse Les Vieilles Vignes 2010 

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lacinato kale chips

cumin, black truffle oil

Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rose 2012

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patatas bravas (sweet potato, red bliss)

rosemary, mustard seeds, smoked jalapeno aioli, greens

Herencia, Altes 2012

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eggplant roulade  

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

Philippe Gimel, L’Argile St Jean du Barroux 2006 

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halibut

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

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

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pure chocolate mousse

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

Noval, Tawny 10 year Port

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