By Jamie Drummond
Last night Canada’s three Master Sommeliers (Jennifer Heuther, Bruce Walner, and John Szabo) went head-to-head-to-head in the 2012 Master Sommelier Challenge presented by Lifford wines and the Visa Infinite Card Series at Toronto’s Aria restaurant.
Good Food Revolution were there to capture the blood, sweat, and tears of this extremely cutthroat competition.
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James Chatto introduces the three Master Sommeliers.
First up is the the man who goes by the name of John Szabo MS.
King Cole Duck Liver Mousse, Crispy King Cole Duck Skin, Orange Essence, Dehydrated Cherry, Herb Salad.
Next up the beautiful and immensely talented Jennifer Heuther MS.
King Cole Duck Consomme, King Cole Duck and Porcini Mushroom Tortellini, Truffle Oil, Chives.
And finally, the entertaining wine guru that is Bruce Walner MS.
Housemade Cavatelli and King Cole Duck Ragout, Mascarpone, Cinnamon, Shaved Chestnut.
Seared King Cole Duck Breast, Toasted Fennel and Liquorice, Crispy Polenta, Fennel Gratin, Apple and Celariac Puree, Cocoa Jus, Cocoa Nibs, and Pink Peppercorns.
Jennifer may have taken the prize... but everyone is a winner!
Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… and he thought that all three of them did a smashing job.