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Sat, Sep 28


Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

Best of Bordeaux

Bring a 1st or 2nd growth Bordeaux wine as part of your admission to this fabulous event. The chef will pair the foods with the wines we tell him will be poured. - - Limited to 14 people!!

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Best of Bordeaux
Best of Bordeaux

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2019, 6:00 PM

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, 330 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603, USA


About the event

There will be three courses and the chef will design a special menu according to the season and the availability of locally sourced produce. The wines will be fantastic and the food tailored to them.

Each member attendee will bring a bottle to share of 1st or 2nd Bordeaux. You must let us know which wine you are bringing -- it will be published for all to see on the Upcoming attendees page of this website.

Restaurant phone number 919.829.3663

Here's a bit about the chef:


Executive Chef/Partner Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

Raised in Liberty, North Carolina.

Graduated from Southeast Guilford High School in 1982.

Graduate of The Culinary Institute of America - Magna Cum Laude, 1990

1989-1995 Received Career Training under Executive Chef Jean Marie Lacroix at the Four Seasons Hotel, Five Star Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1995-Present Executive Chef and Partner. Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chefs Advisory Board Member

N. C. Sweet Potato Commission, N. C. Pork Council, Chaine des Rotisseurs

Since opening in 1997, Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern has earned the following awards:

AAA Four Diamond Award since 2004 DiRONA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Award since 2005 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1999


Married to Suzanne Margaret Schurr. Two daughters Hannah Elizabeth and Rachel Margaret.


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