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Wednesday, July 25 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm$81 – $119
The Wine School’s signature event!
Imagine two of the city’s top wine professionals competing to create the perfect food & wine pairing…and all for you! We pit one of Philadelphia’s top sommeliers against one of our wine educators. Attendees sample each of food & wine pairings, then choose the winner.
Past participants have included the top sommeliers on the East Coast, 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.
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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