Celebrity Wine Dinner Winner

05 Mar

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On February 18th and 19th Potomac Point Winery hosted a Chef vs. Chef Celebrity Wine Dinner!  It was a fun and memorable experience, unlike any wine dinner we’ve done before.  Our very own Le Grand Cru Head Chef, Dean Hill, took on Celebrity Chef, Elise Wims “Diva Chef”, from Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen, Bravo’s Apres Ski, and NBV’s Food Fighters.

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Each Chef developed a three-course small plates menu consisting of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.  Catch was, both chef’s had to create each course to pair perfectly with specific wines chosen by our head wine-maker, David Pagan Castaño.  David chose Chardonnay Reserve 2015 for the first course, Vino Caminio NV for the second course, and our new Reserve Port NV for the third course.

The best part was- our guests decided the winner!  Diners filled out a secret voting ballet after each course to determine the champion of the evening.

Only the attendees knew the outcome, until now…

Saturday Evening’s Results:

First Course Winner… Dean Hill

Second Course Winner… Elise Wims

Third Course Winner… Elise Wims

Overall Winner… Elise Wims!

Sunday Evening’s Results:

First Course Winner… Dean Hill

Second Course Winner… Elise Wims

Third Course Winner…Elise Wims

Overall Winner… Dean Hill

Since the steaks were so high and each chef had taken home their trophy, we counted votes from both evening to determine the overall winner of the chef vs. chef wine dinner challenge…drum roll please… The overall winner from both nights was Le Grand Cru Chef Dean Hill!   Both chef’s did an amazing job and our guests had a blast.  Keep an eye out for more fun events from Potomac Point Winery.

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Photography by Kimberly Lyddane