Award-winning winemakers from across the country are collaborating with Wine Guy Dan Davis and Chef Tory McPhail in a series kicking off January 30, 2013
(New Orleans; January 11, 2013) - In celebration of receiving the Grand Award, the highest award from Wine Spectator magazine, Commander's Palace is launching a new wine dinner series to celebrate the accolade held by only 75 restaurants in the entire world. The series will begin on Wednesday, January 30, at 6:30p.m., during which Emmy Award-winning sports commentator Jim Nantz who will be in New Orleans to call the Super Bowl, and wine industry entrepreneur Peter Deutsch will host a dinner paired with their Sonoma-based wine brand, The Calling. The Calling's four wines, which come from some of the most prestigious vineyards in Sonoma, include two Russian River Valley Chardonnays and two Alexander Valley reds. The wines will be paired with a six-course feast prepared by Executive Chef Tory McPhail.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with some of the best winemakers in the world for this series, starting with The Calling," says "Wine Guy" Dan Davis. "At Commander's Palace, we take pride in offering guests access to a wine and dining experience that they cannot find elsewhere."
Commander's Palace has long been praised for their dedicated service, unwavering passion and high quality wine program. The Calling Wine Dinner is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and will be held in the Garden Room at Commander's Palace. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Commander's Palace Event Coordinator Morgan Trulen at (504) 899-8221. Upcoming dinners will include February 20, 2013, with Inglenook; in May with Staglin Family Vineyard, and in August with Raj Parr, exact dates to be determined.
About The Calling
The Calling is a serendipitous partnership between legendary sports commentator, Jim Nantz, and wine industry veteran, Peter Deutsch. Exploring the elegance and complexity of Sonoma terroir, The Calling features a Chardonnay from the famed Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley, a Chardonnay from the prized Jewell Vineyard on the Dutton Ranch, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rio Lago Vineyard in Alexander Valley, and the celebrated Alexander Valley "Our Tribute" wine, a rich blend of the classic Bordeaux varietals. Inspired by their mentor fathers and guided by common values, Jim and Peter found a new calling in life, a partnership to craft exceptional wines.
About the Wine Spectator
The Grand Award is held by only 75 restaurants in the entire world. The most discerning of publications - Wine Spectator - confers the Grand Award to the world's premier wine programs, most boasting a list of more than 1,500 wines, significant depth of vintages, and a comprehensive breadth of rare selections in the greatest wine regions. Commander's Palace's cellar has over 2,400 selections reflecting a vast assortment of mature wines from every serious wine making region in the world.
About Commander's Palace
Located in the heart of the Garden District, Commander's Palace is open for dinner daily, lunch Monday through Friday, as well as for their world-famous jazz brunches on Saturday and Sunday. Complimentary valet parking is available. Reservations can be made by calling (504) 899-8221 For more information on the restaurant, as well as special dinner and wine events please visit www.commanderspalace.com, and you can find the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CommandersPalace, or follow it on Twitter @Commanders_NOLA.