I don't normally plug events here at 1WineDude.com, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give some press to this shin-dig, because I am totally into what both this restaurant and this winemaker are doing.
NOTE: The following is a Philly-area event (much apologies to my Left Coast and International readers!).
Teikoku is serving up some of the most killer Asian fusion food in the greater Philadelphia area. And Penns Wood Winery is making some of the most daring wines in all of the East Coast (hello? Sauvignon Blanc, anyone?) - and they now own the old Smithbridge wine property (a stone's throw from Chaddsford), which is capable of producing some of the best grapes in the area.
If you're in the area and can make it, I highly suggest checking it out.
Penn’s Woods Winery dinner
with Chef Takao Iinuma, Winemaker Mr. Gino Razzi
and wine educator John McNulty...
Tuesday June 3, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Fresh, delicate, mélange of sushi
Pairings: Wakatake Daiginjo Onikoroshi sake and Yamada Pecorino 2006
Alaskan wild king salmon and live scallop in onion soy dressing with a micro herb salad
Pairings: Penn’s Woods Sauvignon Blanc 2006 and Proprietors Reserve White 2006
Pairings: Penn’s Woods Ameritage Reserve 2005 and Penn’s Woods Merlot Reserve 2005
Poached daikon cup filled with uni (sea urchin), wild mushrooms and baby spinach, in a sauce americaine
Pairings: Penn’s Woods Chardonnay 2007 and Penn’s Woods White Cabernet 2006
Seared Foie gras over French black truffle white asparagus served with shallot demi glace and lotus chips
Pairing: Penn’s Woods White Merlot 2006
Tahitian vanilla bean gelato
Pairing:: Aged (50 year old) balsamic vinegar from
$95 per person (Does not include tax and gratuity)
Executive Chef Takao Iinuma - Takao is one of the world’s great Japanese chefs. An accomplished student at
Winemaker Gino Razzi- The Abruzzi-born Razzi, a well-known wine importer and a maker of highly rated wines in
5492 West Chester Pike