Sunday, my dear friend Heidi Weaver brought Uncorked to New York! Uncorked is a charitable wine dinner that was founded three years ago in Washington DC by wine enthusiasts Kris and Tracey Schroeder.
Brasserie Julien was an excellent partner in this effort. The upper east side restaurant was a lovely backdrop to a beautiful evening of delicious food, fine wine and great friends. Each course was excellent and the wines paired perfectly. Anu Karwa, the founder and CEO of Swirl Events was the knowledgeable master of ceremonies walking us through the wines from Austria, Italy, Argentina, California and France.
We enjoyed a Caramelized Pear Salad and Vache de Challais Feuilletage placed over baby arugula salad, candied nuts and balsamic reduction followed by Salmon Medallion With Seafood Crust Pan-seared medallion topped with baby shrimp, manila clams, sundry tomato crust served over warm haricot vert, leeks and citrus sauce. The sweet finale was Chocolate Marquise. The signature dessert, somewhere between a fudge and a mousse was served with vanilla bean sauce and sprinkled with crushed pistachio nuts.
Money raised will be donated to City Harvest, a local charity dedicated to feeding hungry New Yorkers.