Ken Forrester Collaborates with Townsend Wentz For Townsend Wine Dinner

ken_forresterNot sure who Ken Forrester is? He’s a renowned South African winemaker, and he’s coming to Philly. And he’s bringing his wine with him.

By collaborating with Townsend Wentz at Townsend, the two will create an awesome pairing dinner, scheduled to take place on October 20th at 7 p.m.

For $75 a head, guests will enjoy five courses of chef Wentz’s much-praised French fare, complemented by rare and special wines from Forrester’s portfolio–and will have the opportunity to chat with the award-winning winemaker. So if that kind of thing gets you super-excited, now you know where to go.

Check out the five course tasting menu below, along with the wines that will be paired with each dish.

Ken Forrester & Townsend Wentz Collaboration Dinner
Townsend | October 20


A welcome pour of Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc, 2014

1st Course

Roasted Sea Scallop with Rouge Vif d’Etampes pumpkin, hazelnuts and saba

paired with Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013

2nd Course

Foie Gras Terrine with stone fruit compote and toasted brioche

paired with The FMC 2012

3rd Course

Spiced Squab Breast with nutmeg-olive oil pommes puree, gésier and thyme-black olive jus

paired with Ken Forrester Renegade Red 2010

4th Course

Duo of Beef, roasted and braised with chanterelles, celeriac and sauce bordelaise

paired with The Gypsy 2010


Jasper Hills Farm’s Bayley Hazen Blue, a whole raw-milk blue cheese, with grape mostarda and toasted walnuts

paired with Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest 2010

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