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Savor at Best Sommelier in America

April 17, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented By: American Sommelier
Artists: Elaine Kwon, Piano
Experts: Andrew Bell


The sixth Best Sommelier in America competition was held on April 16th and 17th at New York City�s Jumeirah Essex House. The event attracted the nation�s leaders in the hospitality and beverage industries to compete and judge, and a group of spectators with a demonstrated interest in wine. The competition is a series of exams designed to test service & blind tasting skills, food & wine pairing acumen, and advanced theoretical knowledge of wine. The two-day event culminated in the Awards Gala on Sunday, April 17th, with the results of the competition announced and the inaugural Art of Service Award presented to Chef Eric Ripert and Maguy LeCoze of Le Bernardin. The Best Sommelier in America Award was given to Alexander LaPratt of Bistro Moderne, NYC. A one-of-a-kind dining experience of five great dishes was presented, each produced by a different New York City chef, artfully paired with five exceptional wines. Sponsoring chefs & restaurants include:
Christophe Bellanca, Aureole
Efraim Naon, Barbounia
Eric Korsh, The Waverly Inn
Marc Forgione, Restaurant Marc Forgione
Nathan Eckhaus, South Gate


April 17, 2012
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


American Sommelier


Jumeirah Essex House, NYC
160 Central Park South
New York, NY United States
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