Uniquely Hollywood Wine Dinner w/ Chef Bob Blumer | Thursday, July 7th at 7pm
Thursday, July 7th at 7pm
A star-studded night of food, wine, sharing…and oversharing (in all the best senses of the word)
-Outside, under the Stars
-Top Wines Paired with Delicious Food
-Guests Bring “A” Special Bottle to Share
-TV Celebrity Chef
-Under the Hollywood Sign at Chef's Private Home
Limited to 10 guests.
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We are thrilled to announce a truly unique wine dinner in an utterly Hollywood setting. This intimate farmers market-to-table meal will be prepared and hosted by chef, cookbook author, and Food Network personality Bob Blumer (aka the Surreal Gourmet) under the stars at his home below the “D” of the iconic Hollywood sign.
LearnAboutWine's Sommelier Ian Blackburn has selected wine pairings that will "dazzle and delight" even the most discerning connoisseur. Ian and the team will provide extraordinaire service for this event.
To take this event up a notch, we are requiring each guest (or couple) to bring a special bottle "with a meaningful story to share with the table." An old champagne? A storied white? A ancient red? A rare dessert wine? Which will you bring, what will it reveal about you, and what conversations will it spark?! In return, Bob will gift each guest/couple with a copy of his award-winning cookbook Glutton for Pleasure.
Remember there are only 10 total guests, in a private home setting, with the intention of curating one of life's greatest experiences...
Bob's Menu with Ian Blackburn's Pairings
The Sprit of This Event
I understand that I will bring a special bottle to share with the table (we will send you an email asking you to take a photo of the bottle so that we can prepare for the wine). 1-bottle per person or per couple of significant quality (Best wine you ever had?) with a great story of why you selected that wine.
More About Each Wine Selected
Guest #1 is Bringing Château Palmer, Bordeaux, France, 2012 | Story “How High Can You Go!!!!”
Guest #2 is Bringing Vérité Tannat Le Coeur, Napa Valley, California, 2010 | Story “My Favorite Neighbor”
This is a small production and is not typically sold in California but only offered to wine club members.
Couple #3 is Bringing Weingut Wittmann Morstein, Riesling Grosses Gewachs, Rheinhessen, Germany | Story “Love Without Borders”
Guest #5 is Bringing Vérité Le Désir, Sonoma County, California, 2005 | Story “My “Aha!” Moment Regarding Aged Wine”
Guest #6 is Bringing Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, France, 2019 | Story "How I fell in love with Burgundy."
Couple #7 is Bringing Dominus Estate Christian Moueix, Napa Valley, California, 2009 | Story “My Cross Atlantic Bridge to France (French Wine)”
Valued at over $350 and scored with a nearly perfect 99 points from Robert Parker, this wine will be an amazing accent to our evening. At 13 years of age, this wine needs every bit of time it can be given.
About Bob Blumer
Gastronaut, author, and eight-time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer is best known as the creator and host of Food Network’s award-winning shows Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and World’s Weirdest Restaurants. He has also written seven cookbooks in which he transforms ordinary ingredients into wow-inspiring dishes through simple cooking methods and whimsical presentations that have become his culinary trademark. His multi-award-winning 7th book Flavorbomb: A Rogue Guide to Making Everything Taste Better is a collection of the tricks, tips, hacks and techniques he gleaned as he ate his way around the globe for the past 25 years. The Toronto Sun says “Blumer once again pushes boundaries, but in a way that encourages readers to let go their own culinary hesitations to create simple meals built on layers of flavor.”
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Bob is a long-term ambassador for Second Harvest, Toronto, a perishable food bank. He is also the ambassador for Love Food/Hate Waste, a national Canadian zero-waste initiative. When he is not traveling for work or pleasure, the transplanted Canadian cycles daily in the canyons near his home in the Hollywood Hills, doing his best to stay in shape for his next big adventure.
Address in Hollywood Hills will be revealed to ticket purchasers.