Saturday, February 6, 2010

History Chef Featured At Vino 100 Feb. 11

History, literature, food and vino all blend beautifully together for a special event at Vino 100 Wine Bar, 3355 Briarfield Blvd, Suite D, Maumee, (419) 866-8466, on Thursday, February 11, 6-10 PM, featuring renowned chef Andrew Caldwell. Known as the History Chef, Andrew will be signing his new book, "Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals". The book looks at the lives of the famous -- the mistakes they made (both funny and sad), and concludes each chapter with the recipe for their last meal. This book is shortly to be a TV series.

Vino 100 will offer a variety of ways to introduce recipes from the book. On the menu for the evening will be:
  • Oysters a la Russe (Captain John Smith of the Titanic) $3
  • Scillas (Julius Caesar) $4
  • Stone Crab w/ Maltaise Sauce (John F. Kennedy) $4
  • Tiger Nut Sweets (Cleopatra) $2
  • Spicy Hot Chocolate "Martini Style" (Montezuma) 5 oz. $5-10 oz. $9

Andrew will personally pair a wine with each exciting and unique dish. The tasting includes  3 ounce pours of four wines and a sample of each dish for only $25. If you don't want to do the tasting, you can enjoy one of the wines by the glass only. Each glass of wine for the pairing will be $7. This event allows you to be in control of how much you want to spend, but still be able to enjoy this renowned author's company and anecdotes.

The books retail for $19.95 each and Andrew will be more than happy to sign it for you. Andrew has prepared meals for both the Queen of England and Nelson Mandela. His British accent only makes his stories that much more intriguing and interesting. He is full of positive energy that will surely give a great boost to the start of the holiday weekend.

Andrew initially was trained as a classical chef in some of Bermuda's, finer resorts. From an early age he was recognized for his creative talent and has won gold medals for ice and butter sculpture.

Eventually developing his own hotel from scratch in New Mexico, he took a rundown adobe estate in Albuqueque and within two years 'Las Palomas' was rated in 'Americas Top 100 Little Inns'.

Always being a student of history, Andrew has walked Hadrians Wall, The Inca Road in Peru and visited Pyramid sites from Egypt to Mexico to satisfy his thirst for knowledge. The pirate haunts of the Caribbean and the lost cities of Central America have also been visited.

His writing comes from a desire to combine history and food in a package that people today with their active lifestyles can appreciate. "We can teach ourselves and our children so much by learning from the past, says Andrew. "This way we can do it with a great meal along the way."

This is truly going to be a memorable event. No reservations are needed.


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