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Thursday, July 2 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm$83 – $119
The Wine School’s signature event! In this food and wine pairing event, we pit one of the city’s top wine professionals against the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia…and all for you! The Chef-Emcee of the evening is Keith Wallace, who crafts a menu that will test the sommelier’s mettle to the fullest.
Best of all, you are the judge. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then vote on the skills of the sommelier’s skill. Contestants are not just local somms. Past participants have included some of the sommeliers in America, plus winemakers, celebrities, and authors. You never know who may show up at the Smackdown, but you can bank on an exceptional food and wine experience. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact us before purchasing tickets.
Want more information about the Smackdown? Check out the Sommelier Smackdown page:
Sommelier Smackdown Example Menu #1
1. 33 Export
2. Commanderie de la Bargemone RosÉ
Cherrywood-Smoked Farro with Landjäger & Artichoke
1. Old Speckled Hen
2. Henry Fessy Beaujolais
Pulled Chicken BBQ Slider
1. Ichetegem’s Grand Cru
2. Schild Estate Grenache-Syrah-Mouvedre Blend
Dry Rubbed Brisket with Green Peppercorn Sauce
1. Stone Delicious IPA
2. Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel
Sommelier Smackdown Example Menu #2
Haricots Vert with Shallot Vinaigrette
Fresh Cavatelli with Pork Ragu
Cave-aged cheeses with a barrel-aged Rum & Pear compote
Salted Chocolate Torte
Sommelier Smackdown Example Menu #3
Antipasto Chopped Salad
Buffalo Style Beef Brisket with Blue Cheese Cream
Triple Creme Cheese with Honey
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