Our next event is our much anticipated, annual food and wine dinner conceived, designed and executed by chapter member, chef extraordinare Tony “Global 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 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, then 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 Old World Germany Wine Regions vs New World Pennsylvania Germanic wines. We will be enjoying a wine pairing dinner featuring 5 regional styles/varietals of German wines paired with 5 Germanic varietals from Ferro Vineyards & Winery of Susquehanna Valley, PA. The menu will showcase these ten wines, two at a time, with a five course menu to include appetizers, salad and soup combo, seafood course, entree course and dessert tying the two “Worlds” together. While chef is still finalizing the menu, 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.
DATE: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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, or call and leave a message at 856-228-7330 by Friday, August 3rd. You may pay by check payable to the German Wine Society or in cash at the door, but you MUST reserve in advance – no walk-ins. You may check for space availability at any time, but we cannot guarantee space will be available after the cutoff date. Please let me know of any food allergies or intolerance’s when you place your reservation, so that I may share them with chef, who will accommodate you.
DIRECTIONS: From Center City Philadelphia – While you would normally take Route 76 to Lincoln Drive North, Lincoln Drive will be closed for an extended period of time for construction. Take either Midvale or Ridge Ave. as an alternate to get to Germantown Ave., and turn right onto High Street. Once on 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). We strongly advise using GPS.
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.