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

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

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.

in a Crispy Potato Cup
2005 Truchard Chardonnay (double gold medal)
with Vanilla Scented Cous Cous and Sweet English Peas
2005 Russian Hill Pinot Noir, Tara Vineyard (gold)
with Chipotle Honey Glaze and Brussel Petals
2005 O'Brien Merlot "O" (gold)
with Creamy Truffled Gouda Polenta
2005 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon (double gold)
with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
Merryvale Vineyards Antigua (100% Muscat de Frontignan) (Gold)

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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