Wine Tasting at Andrew Bae Gallery
(Sejong Cultural Society Charitable event)
Theme: " East Meets West"
Wine paring with Korean Appetizers

November 21, 2009 (Saturday) 6 pm - 9 pm

Wine Tasting Fee - $30 per person (pay online)
(All proceeds go to Sejong Cultural Society)

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Sejong Cultural Society Charitable Wine Tasting Event

wine tasting

P lease join us for a wine tasting and art exhibit to benefit the Sejong Cultural Society.

Marcel Flori, former maitre d' for Le Titi de Paris and noted wine expert, currently teaching classes in several locations in the Chicago area, will be our guide to a better understanding of matching wine with food. For this occasion, he has selected four wines to pair with popular Korean appetizers as well as Kalbi.

Bring your friends and enjoy an evening with good friendship, wine, food, and amazing photography of the renowned Korean artist, GapChul Lee. Andrew Bae, owner of the gallery, will be in attendance to answer any questions about the artist and his work.


Mr. Marcel FloriMr. Marcel Flori, our guide for the wine tasting....

Marcel began his adult life as an engineer, then in 1981 things changed and he began working as a Maitre D´Hotel at Dame Tartine in Paris, France. He immigrated to the United States and landed in Chicago where he became Captain of the Waiters at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in 1984. Marcel moved to the Park Hyatt Hotel and became their Sommelier in 1988. Chicago could not keep Marcel around though and he moved to Houston, Texas in early 1989 to work at the Four Seasons Hotel Restaurant and Confederate House. Marcel moved back to Chicago at the end of December 1989 to Le Titi de Paris where he settled in for 14 years as their Maitre D´Sommelier until he retired in 2003.

Personal Awards and Recognitions:

  • 3rd Best Sommelier of America – 1986
  • Best Sommelier of the Midwest – 1986
  • Master Knight in the order of the Knights of the Vine
  • Knight in the Association International des Maître Conseils en Gastronomie Francaise



"East Meets West"  Wine Paring with Korean Appetizers
by Mr. Marcel Flori

Kimbap (김밥)

Wine Selected:
2008 Meinklang Sparkling Pinot Noir, Austria

What have we got between Prosecco and Cava on the one hand, and Champagne District on the other?  How about this Austrian Sparkler?

Saeng Sun Jun (생선전)

Wine Selected:
2008 Plantagenet Omrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Australia

So you know Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is a good buy; how about something with more style, more complexity, and more body from Western Australia?

Vegetable Wrap  (야채 말이)

Wine Selected:
2008 Benaza Godello, Monterrei, Spain

New York Times likes the weight and complexity of this Spanish White.

Kalbi  (갈비)

Wine Selected:
2007 Odfjell Armador, Carmenere, Mauie Valley, Chile

You’ve heard that Chile is the new “it” place, especially for reds.  Have you had a Carmenere yet?

Location - Andrew Bae Gallery

Amdrew Bae Gallery
              Andrew Bae Gallery
     300 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL

We thank you Andrew Bae Gallery
who is providing the event location and
pledged 10% of the sales proceed from the Gapchul Lee exhibition
to be donated to the Sejong Cultural Society.


Gapchul Lee Exhibition Announcement

photography, gelatin-silver print
16.5 x 11 IN. ed 25, 1994

This November, Andrew Bae Gallery is proud to present the photographs of Gapchul Lee.

Born in South Korea in 1959, Mr. Lee makes black and white photographs that record the mysterious communion between man and nature that has defined Korean culture for centuries.

In recent decades, South Korea has focused on technological and economic development.

Mr. Lee has chosen to leave the big cities and return to the silence of the mountains, in search of those people who hold fast to what Ralph Waldo Emerson called "an original relation to the universe."

The artist's raw, spontaneous images are suffused with the untamed power and wild beauty of nature.

His human subjects reveal a wisdom gained from years of direct engagement with such forces.

These images surpass national and cultural barriers to offer us a glimpse at something deeper.

Gapchul Lee has exhibited in Europe and Asia. This is his first solo exhibition in the United States.

Andrew Bae

The exhibition Conflict and Reaction is organized with the cooperation of
Korean Consulate General in Chicago and Sejong Cultural Society.

Gapchul Lee Exhibition
Gapchul Lee Exhibition

Download this announcement for print (high resolution PDF file)




Direction and Parking

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Parking Lot

Street Parking is available on streets at the gallery.
Gallery is located at NW corner of W Superior St and N Franklin St.
Street Parking - Fee $2.00 per hour at street parking Pay Box.
(enforced until 9 pm, credit card payment accepted at Pay Box).

Nearby public parking lot - $10 for the wine tasting event.
See the map above.(The dots represent car entrances.)



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