Chaney Casimir and Nanette Hunter were elated to receive the news that Rodeodrivelifestyles was one of the few invited to dine at a private gathering hosted by none-other than Chef Dominique Crenn, to watch the current episode of Food Network's Iron Chef America. Dominique Crenn has a fabulous spot in
San Francisco, South of Market (SOMA) called Luce Wine Restaurant. Newly awarded a Michelin Star, Luce Wine Restaurant is located in The InterContinental San Francisco and is truly a beautiful venue.
As everyone watched the latest episode of Food Network's Iron Chef America*, all dined on poached salmon, lamb chops, pork sliders, anti-pasta, tomato bisque, corn chowder, and an assortment of artisan cheeses, paired with a fabulous selection of white wines of Frescobaldi, particularly those from Castello di Pomino, the Pomino Bianco 2009, made from Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, and Pomino Benefizio, sourced from a single 9-hectare Chardonnay vineyard at 700 metres’ elevation.
John Wight, Wine Director and Beverage Manager can assist you with any queries as to what wine goes with what dish.
This evening's battle featured Iron Chef Michael Symon Vs. Dominique Crenn.
Chef Dominique Crenn was raised in Versailles, France. Chef Crenn's been stirring it up in the kitchen since she was a child, following her mother around in the kitchen, taking copious notes and learning first hand how to prepare what can only be called "heaven on a plate".
Who won the battle of the Iron Chefs? Why, Iron Chef Crenn!
The next time that I'm home in San Francisco, I know where I'll be dining.
Won't you join me?
About the Show*
Based upon the Japanese cult sensation, Iron Chef America carries on the legend of Kitchen Stadium and the famed "secret ingredient." Each week, world-class chefs battle the legendary Iron Chefs of America: Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora, Jose Garces and Michael Symon. Alton Brown serves as Commentator and Mark Dacascos is Chairman. The show airs on the Food Network, Sundays 9pm/8c
Luce Wine Restaurant - 888 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 415.616.6566
(Restaurant photo is the sole property of Luce Wine Restaurant)
Chaney Casimir - Freelance writer/photographer