Wine Tasting at Andrew Bae Gallery
300 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Asian Art
Theme: " East Meets West"
Wine paring with Korean Appetizers

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

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?

Andrew Bae Gallery
Contemporary Asian Art
This wine tasting is a charitable event to benefit Sejong Cultural Society, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. We thank you Andrew Bae Gallery
who provided the event location and pledged 10% of the sales proceed from the Gapchul Lee exhibition to be donated to the Sejong Cultural Society.

Sejong Cultural Society hosts annual Sejong Music Competition, annual Sejong Writing (Essay / Sijo) Competition, Sejong International Composition Competition and other events. Thank you for your support.

Photos from the Event (11/21/09) at Andrew Bae Gallery
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David Whitney & Marcel Flori

David Whitney & Marcel Flori

Marcel Flori

Andrew Bae

Andrew Bae

Andrew Bae