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Loire Valley Wines at Two Chefs Restaurant

Lobster mushrooms
Lobster mushrooms
Photo by Lee Klein

Last Thursday afternoon, Two Chefs Restaurant hosted a wine tasting of Sauvignon Blancs from the Loire Valley in France. Loire Valley Wines are produced over a wide swath of the country, and so of course as one travels from east (Touraine) to west (Sancerre, Pouily-Fumé) the characteristics change dramatically. We especially liked a brashly fruity 2007 Domaine de Reuilly ($21.99); 2006 Domaine Philippe Gilbert from Menetou-Salon ($32.99); 2007 Domaine de la Perriére from Sancerre ($24.99); and 2005 Château de Tracy Pouilly-Fumé ($29.99). All are available locally.

Two Chefs' chef/owner Jan Jorgensen and team produced amazingly delectable fare to pair with the wines. We all enjoyed our giant diver scallop from Cape Cod atop a round of livery chicken galantine, and savored gorgonzola soufflé atop toasted pumpernickel crouton. The showstopper, though, was a simple combo of lobster mushrooms with cornmeal gnocchi (plus a little truffle oil and parmigiano cheese). It reminded us why Two Chefs has been so popular for so long.

Soufflé surrounded by wine.
Soufflé surrounded by wine.
Photo by Lee Klein

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