Jon McDaniel, Wolfgang Puck pair for masterclass

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(Chicago’s top sommelier joins Wolfgang Puck for Thanksgiving special)

This is tasty. On November 19, 2020, Provence Rosé Group (PRG) will present “A Perfect Pairing,” a special virtual Thanksgiving and rosé wine event featuring Food & Wine Magazine’s 2018 Sommelier of the Year and Chicago’s Jon McDaniel and renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. The announcement was made today by PRG CEO Bob Gaudreau.

Live from the kitchen of WP Test Kitchen at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, Chef Puck will demonstrate his favorite traditional Thanksgiving recipes with Jon McDaniel offering up the top rosé pairings by Château de Berne, a top winery located in the South of France.

Chef Puck will be preparing an elaborate menu that includes Roasted Turkey with Sage Butter Gravy, Cranberries, Chestnuts & Cabbage, Bread Pudding Stuffing with Sausage, Honey Roasted Carrots, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Apple  & Pecan Pie and Crème Brûlée. Some of the recipes will even incorporate the rosé wines, such as the stuffing, honey roasted carrots and crème brûlée. Chef Puck would also be able to provide some of the recipes as well for online.

The Thanksgiving-themed event will air virtually on Thursday, November 19, 2020 online on various channels including Château de Berne’s official Website and Facebook page, Jon McDaniel’s Facebook page, and others. Watch below:



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Jon McDaniel is the founder and CEO of Second City Soil, a Chicago-based wine consultancy with the mission of growing Chicago’s wine culture through winery and restaurant marketing and educational partnerships.

He is recognized as one of the top wine professionals in the U.S., having worked in every facet of the business – from creating high-profile wine programs at several internationally acclaimed restaurants, to developing revenue-generating brand growth for numerous wineries around the world.

Jon McDaniel

Through Second City Soil, he also works with multiple wineries, international organizations and global wine festivals as an ambassador on marketing, education and sales development.

In 2015, he was knighted into the Order of Snodar in Valpolicella, Italy and knighted into the Ordine dei Cavalieri del Tartufo e dei Vini d’Alba in 2019.


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He is also an Adjunct Professor of hospitality management at Roosevelt University in Chicago, a Hospitality Fellowship Chair at The University of Texas at Austin and the owner and winemaker of Amos Cellars, a critically acclaimed Sonoma County wine brand.

The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts. The famed chef has built a brand that encompasses three companies: Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.

“We are honored to be working with the world’s most celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck, and rising sommelier star Jon McDaniel, to present ‘A Perfect Pairing,’” comments Gaudreau. “We feel it truly is a perfect pairing on all levels, Chef Puck and Jon with excellence in food and wine.”

“A Perfect Pairing,” will premiere virtually at 6:30 PM CST on online platforms, including Château de Berne‘s website and Facebook, and others.

SOURCE: Provence Rosé Group

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