Chef Chris Cosentino creates a “burn” themed menu based on the lyrics of a Ben Harper song.

Chef Chris Cosentino creates a “burn” themed menu based on the lyrics of a Ben Harper song.

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[MUSIC] Today we're here to truly show how music and wine and food can work harmoniously together. I based an entire meal around, The lyrics to one Ben Harper song. Serenaded by a chorus. The opening lyrics for that song goes something like I've been serenaded by a chorus of a thousand burning cigarettes. And that really kind of set the mood for me with this menu. There's something to be said for the flavor of burn or grill or char. So what I've done is I've taken an entire menu and tied those all together with a bird aspect in each one. So we're doing the fire roasted chestnut risotto with black truffles. So, we've basically burned these, not burned but really hard roasted them over [UNKNOWN] charcoal which is a Japanese charcoal. It gets really hot nad imparts a very unique flavor. But he loved black truffles. That moment, he says he'll never forget that first moment he had black truffles. But as we're going through these courses, the wine is being incorporated through each one. Well first of all, black truffle is one of Ben's favorites. So it's really nice to incorporate some of his favorites into the menu. And this we're pairing with our 2005 Magnificat. It's a blend of all five bordeaux isles, so it's got a cassis, plum, there are earthy notes, get a little bit of tobacco in there, and I think that that interplay of the fruit and the earthy and the tobacco are gonna pair so beautifully with the chestnut and the truffle so I think it'll be echoing and compliment each other. I think it will be a beautiful pairing Food and wine are integral. It's ying and yang. They're there to blend together in harmony, just like music. It's the harmony. [MUSIC]
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