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 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 theme this year is Finger Lakes Riesling, represented by the iconic Hermann J. Wiemer estate comprised of 80 acres on the western slopes of Lake Seneca. In July, 2017, the owners purchased Standing Stone Vineyards, on the eastern shore of Lake Seneca. The result is a great synergy that reflects the best of Lake Seneca.While chef is still tweaking the final menu, his ideas thus far as well as his selected wine pairings appear 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.
Tony’s Summer Dual Pairings Finger Lakes Wine Dinner
HJW Rose Brut Pinot Noir Methode Champenoise 2014
Standing Stone Saperavi Dry Rose Direct Press 2018
Fresh Burrata on a bed of Wilted Spinach & Gazpacho dressing topped with pink sea salt
HJW Gruner Veltliner 2017
HJW Field Blend White (Gruner Veltliner, Riesling Chardonnay) 2018
Mexican Seafood Ceviche topped with marinated Artichoke White Peach Salsa on a fresh Lime sea salt corn chip
HJW dry Gewurztraminer 2017
Standing Stone Select Reserve Gewurztraminer 2017
Thai Green Papaya Salad
HJW Riesling Reserve 3 Sites Select 2016
HJW Riesling Single Vineyard Old Block 2017
Braised Moroccan Boneless Beef Short Rib with dried apricot tapenade
Jasmine Rice Vegetable Medley, lemongrass curry ginger sauce
HJW Noble Select Riesling Magdalena Vineyard 2015
Standing Stone Ice Riesling 2017
Dessert Tasting Plate: Cambozola, Key Lime Parfait, Candied Peach, Pate topped with lemon cured goat cheese
DATE: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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, $85.00 per person; non-members and additional guests of single or couple members, $95.00 per person.
RESERVATIONS: Via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call and leave a message at 856-228-7330 by Friday, August 16th. 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 – 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.