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Updated: Gold Medal Wine Tour Stops in a Two Chefs Too

Good news for fans of wine pairings: The Gold Medal Wine Tour, a for-charity, touring wine event taking place at classy restaurants across South Florida, is making a stop at Jan Jorgensen's latest joint Two Chefs Too on September 24 (this Wednesday). For $150 (payable directly to charitable organizations like End Childhood Hunger), diners will get a five-course meal concocted by Jorgensen to compliment the five wines selected by the organization. But just how are these wines selected? Well, the GMT claims that the wines are the best in America selected by judges that are "accomplished wine experts. Educators, wine writers, savvy buyers, and certified sommeliers." Interesting credentials. A complete list of the 2008 wines is not available on their website, but we've got a request in to them and will post the results as soon as they are available. In the mean time, take a look at the Two Chefs Too menu and wine list after the jump, plus a list of the three other South Florida restaurants the GMT will hit up.

1st course: Hand rolled potato gnocchis, Gorgonzola "cremificato," late summer peas with white truffle infusion paired with 2006 Rodney Strong "Charlotte's Home Estate" Sauvignon Blanc (Double Gold Medal)

2nd course: North Carolina "brook" trout poached in extra virgin olive oil, baked beans and lobster zabayon paired with 2005 Trunchard Chardonnay (Double Gold Medal)

3rd course: Gallantine of fowl, pine nutes, porcini "Garroixa Saint Gil d'Albio" goat cheese, gold beet hash au jus paired with 2006 Picket Fence Pinot Noir, Russian River (Double Gold Medal)

4th course: Lamb Loin, proscioutto wrapped in galette of yukon gold sauce "bordelaise" paired with 2005 Krupp Brothers Veraison Cab (Double Gold Medal)

Dessert course: Fallen out chocolate souffle, goat cheese ice cream and Champagne Anglaise paired with 2003 Fogarty Late Harvest Gewurtz (Gold Medal)

Bonus wine: 2006 Brochelle Syrah, Best in Show at the 2007 American Fine Wine Competition.

Additional dates:

Ortanique, 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Oct 15

Opus 5, 5050 Town Center, Boca Raton, Oct 22

Cafe Boulud, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, Oct 29

-John Linn

Update:

Just got the menus for the remaining three events, and they sound equally delish. Check it out:

Ortanique

October 15, 2008

Dinner will begin with a Sparkling wine reception with hand passed hors d’oeuvres, and a tasting of Zyr Vodka and Caviar.

SWEET CORN CHOWDER

in a Crispy Potato Cup

2005 Truchard Chardonnay (double gold medal)

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CHERRYWOOD BBQ SALMON

with Vanilla Scented Cous Cous and Sweet English Peas

2005 Russian Hill Pinot Noir, Tara Vineyard (gold)

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BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE CRUSTED PORK TENDERLOIN

with Chipotle Honey Glaze and Brussel Petals

2005 O'Brien Merlot "O" (gold)

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PLUM BRAISED SHORT RIBS

with Creamy Truffled Gouda Polenta

2005 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon (double gold)

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APRICOT & PEAR BREAD PUDDING

with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Merryvale Vineyards Antigua (100% Muscat de Frontignan) (Gold)

OPUS 5

October 22, 2008

The evening will begin with a sparkling wine reception and mini crab cake, asparagus remoulade; citrus cured gravlox potato fritter, crème fraiche; mushroom bruschetta, truffled marscapone

1st. course

Togarashi seared diver scallop, cucumber Valencia orange salad, yuzu ponsu

2006 Hall Sauvignon Blanc (Double Gold)

2nd course

Quail stuffed with roasted porcini mushrooms and duck sausage, butter nut squash puree and Anjou pear relish

2005 Dierberg Pinot Noir, Santa Maria (Gold medal)

3rd course

American Wagyu beef trio

Roasted loin, braised short rib, rillettes

2004 Saint Helena Road, Roy J Maier Cabernet Sauvignon (Gold medal)

2003 Arcadian, Hommage a Max Syrah (Double Gold medal)

4th course

Whole apple crisp, rum raison ice cream, cider caramel sauce

2006 Fogarty Late Harvest Gewurtz (Gold medal)

Patty Maier, proprietor of Saint Helena Road Winery, will be talking about her winery and her Gold-medal winner, Roy J Maier Cabernet Sauvignon.

Café Boulud

October 29

The evening will begin with a tasting of ZYR Vodka and Caviar followed by a Sparkling Wine reception and passed hors d’oeuvres.

1st Course

Jumbo Lump Crab

Pineapple gelee, heart of palm, crispy ginger

2005 Hartford Court Chardonnay

Four Hearts Vineyards, Russian River Valley (Gold medal)

2nd Course

Escargot – Sweet Garlic Tart

Chicory salad, parsley coulis

2005 Rodney Strong Reserve Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard Russian River Valley (Gold medal)

3rd Course

Fall Spiced Loch Duart Salmon

Baby beets, anise vinaigrette, parsnip puree

St Helena Road Winery

2004 Roy J Maier Cabernet Sauvignon (Gold Medal)

4th Course

Grilled Lamb Loin

Pommes Boulanger, Vichy Carrots

2005 Krupp Brothers Black Bart Syrah (Gold medal)

Honey Poached Black Mission Figs

Crème Fraiche Bavarois, Hazelnut Dacquoise, Ras el Hanout Sorbet

Bouchaine Bouche d’Or (Gold medal)


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