Wine Pairing and Gourmet Cuisine Fundraiser Offers Professional Cooking Techniques, Tasting and Tools

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Sitram’s “Perfect Pairings” professional cooking and tasting adventure will feature cooking demonstrations and gourmet dishes prepared by lead-chefs from the International Culinary Center, wine pairings chosen by master sommelier Eric Entrikin, and the gift of a copper-bottomed frying pan from the 2014 Sitram cookware collection, to inspire participants to create their own culinary creations, valued at $100. Tickets for this one-night-only fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association are available at a discounted rate by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 by Oct. 6.

Anyone can learn techniques from professional chefs and enjoy a gourmet food and wine pairing for a good cause, Oct. 16 at the International Culinary Center in Campbell.

We want to inspire people who like to cook, and people who like to eat with this unforgettable adventure exploring the possibilities of food and wine pairings, new culinary techniques, equipment and secrets from professional chefs.

Sitram presents “Perfect Pairings,” an inspirational cooking, wine pairing and gourmet tasting adventure to benefit the American Diabetes Association, Thursday, Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the International Culinary Center (ICC) in Campbell. The evening will include demonstrations of classic French cooking and pastry-making techniques by an award-winning pastry chef, a rustic farm-to-table tasting featuring Monterey Bay Seafood, local wine pairings curated by master sommelier Eric Entrikin, and the gift of a gourmet frying pan from the 2014 Sitram cookware collection, valued at $100. Advance tickets for are available for $100 through Oct. 6, and for $120 from Oct. 7-14 at http://winepairingandgourmettasting.bpt.me or by calling the 24/7 event concierges at Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

“We want to inspire people who like to cook, and people who like to eat with this unforgettable adventure exploring the possibilities of food and wine pairings, new culinary techniques, equipment and secrets from professional chefs,” said Kim Batarse, Brand Manager of Sitram USA, who will be distributing a Sitram copper sandwich bottomed frying pan, valued at $100, as a gift to every participant at the event. “This precision tool is for creating culinary masterpieces, used by professional chefs around the world, and is the right tool to inspire anyone to embark on their own culinary adventure.”

Tastings will include Monterey Bay calamari with garlic, white wine and chives, traditional French ratatouille and crepes Suzette for dessert, prepared by a professional cooking instructor and an award-winning pastry chef from the ICC. Eric Entrikin, one of the 135 people in the United States who have earned the Master Sommelier title, will bepouring wine and discussing varietals from Savannah-Chanelle and other premiumvineyards. In 2008, Eric created the wine list for Alexander’s Steakhouse of Cupertino,and was awarded the Wine Spectator’s “Best Award of Excellence.”

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