Our next event is our much anticipated, annual food and wine dinner conceived, designed and executed by chapter member, chef extraordinare Tony “Gloal Winechef” Lawrence, the owner of A CHEF FOR YOU, LLC, based in Philadelphia, Pa., a lifestyle wine and food public relations and consulting company. Tony also he works globally as a food and wine pairing specialist/event planner with major wineries, importers, distributors and fine wine shops. For over thirty years, he has been trained as a chef, sommelier, a certified wine judge, freelance writer, lecturer, and a food and wine educator.
Tony started to develop his skills at twelve years of age in the restaurants and the vineyards of Maryland. His formal culinary training began in vocational school, than summers in Germany, learning the foods and wines of Europe. He has a BS degree in Hotel, Restaurant Management from Widener University in Pennsylvania and is a Pro-chef CIA graduate from Greystone, in Napa, CA. Tony is a serious wine collector with a three thousand+ -bottle cellar, he is all about the wine as well as the food.
Our “thrown down” theme this year is global Riesling. While chef is still finalizing the wines, the menu appears below If anyone has any food allergies, please let me know in your response so that I may inform the chef. This is always one of our most popular events of the year. You are encouraged to make reservations at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
Morocco: Spicy Chicken Israeli Cous Cous
Malaysia: Coconut Curry Ginger Lobster Stir Fry Rice
Singapore: Chili Crab
Thailand: Mahi-Mahi Spinach Salad with Satay Lime Vin
China: Ton’s version of Peking Duck with Pancakes
Vietnam: Lemongrass Rice Noodles Roasted Pork Lettuce Wrap
Dessert: Fresh Mango, Coconut Layer Cake & Ice Cream
DATE: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Lawrence Residence
239 East High Street
Germantown, PA 19144 (For GPS, the city is Philadelphia)
COST: Couple members; single members; and one guest of a single member, $75.00 per person; non-members and additional guests of single or couple members, $85.00 per person.
RESERVATIONS: Via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTIONS: From Center City Philadelphia – Take Route 76 to Lincoln Drive North (only direction you can go for it starts there) Make a right at the first light which is Rittenhouse Street. Rittenhouse becomes a one way street at Wayne Ave. Make a left at Wayne Ave then a right at Harvey St. (the first light that you come to after turning onto Wayne). Harvey will take you all the way to Germantown Ave. (Germantown High School will be directly in front of you). Make a dog leg turn (short left then right) onto High Street (High Street runs between First United Methodist Church on the left and Germantown High on the right). The house is in the second block of High Street, on the left (across from the High Street Church of God). Tony’s address is 239 East High St (several houses down on the left).
If you get lost on the way, call 856-952-2144 for assistance, and be sure to leave a return number if you are forwarded to voicemail. I look forward to seeing you for a wonderful summer evening of creative food preparation and wine pairings.
All society members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication, and therefore, Society members and their guests are expected to drink in moderation at Society events. It is advisable to provide designated drivers or other modes of transit where available, or mostly to taste rather than consume alcohol when such drivers or alternative means of transportation are not available.