That sounds rather like Harry Potter’s younger days when he “slept in the closet under the stairs.” But last night’s Chef’s Table dinner in the “Pantry” was anything but Harry’s closet; it was a lovely dinner served at the Chef’s demo kitchen in Cook’s Pantry in Rochester where talented team of Jon Dykeman and Holly Mangelsen, owners of Tesora Restaurant in Siren WI and Cook’s Pantry of Rochester served a four course dinner paired with wines from Tessa’s Office: Wine Boutique, Spirits and Beer served by Sommelier Barbara Claire Pitcher, President of Pairing to Perfection and manager of Tessa’s Office. Our nine guests were wonderful, fun and brought great questions to the sweeping marble demo counter/dinner table.
1st Course ~ Truffle-scented Ahi Tuna Tartar paired with Pehu Simonet
3rd Course ~ choice of Miso-Ginger glazed Rotisserie Duckling with Wasabi potato mash or Honey-kissed Tenderloin with Cippolini potato mash and demi-glaze both paired with Cambiata Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
4th Course ~ Caramelized white chocolate Fondue with fresh Strawberries paired with Chateau Menota Graves Superieures
Hopefully there will be more fun Chef’s Dinners to share here soon. In the meantime, if you are looking for the new “must have” for your kitchen, go to Chef’s Pantry to checkout their stock of Sous Vide cookers. AMAZING! If you’d like help pairing wine for your next dinner, drop by Tessa’s Office:Wine Boutique, Spirits & Beer. Next week Tessa’s Office will reopen in it’s expanded, bright space with a 20-bottle Cuvee for our featured wines! Give yourself a treat; become a regular in both local, independently owned businesses.