Somms Uncorked, a ‘Wine Dinner’ held at Jaleo Crystal City featuring dishes of Chef Jose Andres, each one paired with two wines from Andy Myers (Master Sommelier and Wine Director of Think Food Group) and Eric Segelbaum (Advanced Sommelier and Wine Director for Starr Restaurant Group)

Chef Aaron Helfand, Eric Segelbaum, MS Andy Myers, GM Farhat
First course: marinated baby artichokes, meyer lemon aioli, caper salt, artichoke chips
First Wine Battle: Bodegas Tradicion, ‘Cuvee Jose’, Palomino fino, Jerez, Spain V.S. 1994 D’Oliveira verdelho, Madeira, Portugal (Winner)
Second Course: Smoked broccoli, cauliflower, jamon iberico de bellota, preserved lemon, caramelized hazelnut, romesco
Second Wine Battle: 2010 Quinta dde Muradella, ‘Alanda Blanco’, Dona Blanca/Treixadura/Verdello, Monterrei, Spain (Winner) V.S. 2015 Jean Foillard Morgon, ‘Corcelette’, Gamay, Beaujolais, France
Third Course: Seared Scallops, sunchoke puree, pimenton, cava cream sauce
Third Wine Battle: 2011 A Coroa, ‘200 Cestos’, Godello, Valdeorras, Spain V.S. 2014 DeLille Cellars, Chaleur Estate Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Columbia Valley, Washington (Winner)
Fourth Course: Seared cuck breast, clementine, cana de cabra, rosemary sauce
Fourth Wine Battle: 2014 Commando G, ‘La Bruja de Rozas’, Garnacha, Sierra de Gredos, Spain V.S. NV Lanson, ‘White Label’, Sec, Champagne, France (Winner)
Fifth Course: Grilled meyer lemon pound cake, macerated fruit, lavender ice cream
Fifth Wine Battle: 2015 Jorge Ordonez & Co. ‘Victoria’, Moscatel Dulce, Malaga, Spain V.S. 1987 Bodegas Toro Albala, ‘Don PX’ Gran Reserva, Pedro Ximenez, Montilla-Morilles, Spain
Somms Uncorked, Washington DC.

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