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Battle of the Sommeliers June 20, 2020

Chef Justus Moll will partner with Chef Maudie Schmitt of Cafe Rue Orleans to create a five-course meal. Erin Vonfeldt (reigning champ!) and Will Ross choose wine pairings for each course, and guests will vote on the best pairings. 


  • Amuse Bouche:
    Cafe Rue boudin with Creole mustard crème fraîche and lemon
  • Appetizer:
    Crisp pork belly over jambalaya with a spicy pepper jelly topped with crispy julienned root vegetables
  • First Entrée:
    Cajun blackened halibut over a bed of tasso grits topped with a crawfish étouffée and chive
  • Intermezzo:
    Strawberry and rhubarb, mint and lime sorbet
  • Second entrée:
    Slow roasted prime tri-tip served over Creole succotash with tomato, sweet corn and okra, grilled baby bok choy, Petite Sirah and port wine demi-glace with fried, pickled okra
  • Dessert:
    White chocolate bread pudding topped with chicory French vanilla ice cream, toasted candied almonds, white chocolate ganache with fresh berries
***COVID-19 update: Mount Sequoyah still plans to host this event at our facility, but we have made some modifications to help keep our guests and staff safe. We will be moving the location of the event to the Dining Hall and limiting the guest list to 40 people to make sure that we can keep all guests spread out. Servers and staff will be wearing masks throughout the evening, and we ask that guests wear masks to their tables.