One Final Duel at Dream Dance Steak's Sommelier Showdown Dinner

MILWAUKEE – Certified sommelier and past Dream Dance Steak Sommelier Showdown champion Jessica Bell and Brendan Moore will return to Dream Dance Steak to compete in the 2012 Sommelier Showdown Dinner finale March 20. Bell, founder and CEO of My Wine School; and Moore, founder of Rootstock Wine Company, were winners in previous Showdown Dinners held last year.


Bell holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a Viticulture and Vinification Certificate from the American Sommelier Association. She is an accredited Spanish Wine Educator and French Wine Educator and co-host on the Emmy-nominated television program Wisconsin Foodie.

Moore is a second-level sommelier accredited by the Court of Master Sommeliers and a certified sommelier from the Society of Wine Educators. He is pursuing his certified wine educator certification, an honor that less than 300 American and International professionals have received.

As part of the competition, each sommelier will pair a specially selected wine with four of the five courses prepared by Dream Dance Steak Chef Matt Baier. The menu will feature dishes made with fresh ricotta cheese and pancetta, prepared in-house. Guests of the Sommelier Showdown will participate in a blind tasting and vote to determine the best wine pairings. Sommeliers will explain their wine selections after the meal.

Seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person, gratuity not included. For more information about Dream Dance Steak events, or to make reservations, call (414) 847-7883 or visit www.paysbig.com/dining/dreamdance. 

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