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A Full-Bodied Festival of Wine & Appetizer Pairings
Lovers of fine wine and food are invited to the fourth annual Festivino. Sample the finest wines paired with small plates artfully prepared by no fewer than 10 Maître Cuisinier de France chefs at this year's Festivino. Plus, musician Jonathan Cain will be joining in the fun and performing live. It's an event that promises to satisfy on many levels.
Chef Steve Benjamin
Chef Jacques Chretien
Chef Olivier Desaintmartin
Born in Picardy, France ODSM came in the US in 1985 to open the famous “Le Bernardin” in NYC. He studied at the greatest Hotel and Restaurant of Paris in 1977. He worked with some of the greatest masters such as: Gaston Lenôtre, Michel Guerard (his mentor), Claude Vergé, Jacques Chibois and Gilbert Lecoze. He came to Philadelphia in 1989 to be the executive chef of the Cunard hotel Hotel Atop the Bellevue. He is teacher at the Philadelphia Restaurant School at Walnut Hill Collège. He also speaks, judge and travel with the school.
He became member of the Master Chefs of France in 2009. He became member of the French Culinary Academy in 2011. He was named one of the 40 best entrepreneurs under 40 by the business journal. He ran his own cooking school for 5 years. He appeared on Chef’s Kitchen TV show numerous times. He won the very popular Food network show: “Chopped” in 2011. He traveled as guest Chef twice on the world best Oceania Cruises.
Chef Olivier Dubreuil
Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet
Chef Jerome Ferrer
Chef Claude Le-Tohic
Chef Patrick Ponsaty
Chef Nico Romo
Chef David Werly
Cabernet, Daou Vineyards, Paso Robles, California 2013
Chardonnay, Daou Vineyards, Paso Robles, California 2014
Grey Goose VX, Vodka
Merlot, William Hill Estate, Central Coast, 2013
Pinot Noir, Landmark Vineyards, 'Overlook' Sonoma Valley, California 2013
Syrah, Jean-Luc Colombo 'Les Collines De Laure', Rhone, France 2014
Riesling, Eroica, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2013