Cowboy Ciao Hosts Sommelier Showdown: Kasperski vs. Nyman

Heard of Corey Nyman? He's a restaurant consultant and fledgling winemaker who's worked for celebrated chefs in dining establishments such as Spago Beverly Hills, Valentino at The Venetian, and Mesa Grill at Caesar's Palace.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., this Sunday, August, 28, Nyman will be taking a break from his restaurant whirligigs to take on Cowboy Ciao owner Peter Kasperski in a friendly duel of the palate at Cowboy Ciao.

Five courses with two wine pairings for each will be served with guests deciding the winner. Goodies include braised pork cheeks, roasted wild boar shoulder, and a chocolate sandwich courtesy of pastry chef Country Velador.

It's restaurateur on restaurateur action! Get the full menu and the details after the jump.

The cost of the Sommelier Showdown event at Cowboy Ciao is $50 and seats are limited. For additional details or to purchase tickets call Cowboy Ciao at 480-946-311.

Sommelier Showdown Menu:

First Course: Lester's Favorite Movie fried green tomato (pickled & crispy), with mâche, grilled halloumi, toasted sunflower seeds, fino sherry/Maui onion vinaigrette wine a | wine b

Second Course: Charcuterie cherry/amaretto duck pate wine a | wine b

Third Course: Braised Pork Cheeks with corn cake and lime aïoli wine a | wine b

Fourth Course: Roasted Wild Boar Shoulder on yam fritter with mango coulis and tomato jam wine a | wine b

Fifth Course: Dessert for the Third Trimester chocolate sandwich on olive bread with pimento ice cream wine a | wine b

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Laura Hahnefeld
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