Journey through France’s Burgundy Region
“It should be a great night of food and wine,” says Chef Dick Barrows (right) of his upcoming visit to The Settlers Inn for our “Burgundy Region” wine dinner on Friday, September 19. Gathering time is 7 PM; dinner begins at 7:30.
Foodies and wine enthusiasts will enjoy Barrow’s expertise as he collaborates with Settlers Executive Chef Grant Genzlinger, Chef de Cuisine Ben Sutter and Sommelier Claude Briere to guide guests through a sensory experience of the cuisine and viticulture of France’s Burgundy Region.
“I look forward to cooking with Ben and Grant and hope to wow The Inn’s guests,” adds Barrows. “Many of my friends and family are coming up for the occasion.”
Barrows owns and operates Starfish Brasserie in Bethlehem, PA, with his wife Sue. The couple met while working at Frog in Philadelphia, one of the first establishments in the city’s restaurant renaissance. They soon bought The Forager House in New Hope, operating it for 16 years to fine reviews in national press such as The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer.
Seeking a quieter life for their daughter Leslie, Barrows moved his family to Easton, PA, and has established Starfish Brasserie as one of the finest and most popular spots in the Lehigh Valley. Starfish has won a Best of the Valley award from Lehigh Valley Magazine in each year of its existence.
“Starfish is not a run-of-the-mill place,” says Barrows, who has been selected for the honor of cooking at the James Beard House in New York on three occasions. The Starfish bar exudes an industrial feel, with its stained concrete floor, copper countertop and overhead lighting. In the dining room, a French bistro theme prevails with paper covers over the tablecloths emphasizing the informal nature of the restaurant.
Barrows strives to keep his wine list on a par with the food and décor. In 2005 Wine Spectator magazine recognized Starfish with an Award of Excellence, making it a perfect partner for The Settlers Inn, which for the seventh consecutive year has received a Wine Spectator magazine Award of Excellence.
The September 19 “Burgundy Region” dinner is part of The Settlers Inn 2008 Wine and Food Pairing Series. Cost for the event is $100 plus tax and gratuities.
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