If you like wine with your filet mignon, the menu at NYY Steak at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek could be a new venue to treat your taste buds.
Wine expert Virginia Philip, the 11th woman in the world to become a master sommelier, has been named the official wine consultant for the hotel's steakhouse.
Philip will be officially presented as the restaurant's wine consultant during a special Laurent-Perrier Champagne dinner to be held Friday, August 22, at 7 p.m., which is open to the public.
The four-course dinner will include complimentary champagne selections alongside a menu of caviar deviled eggs; bluefin tuna with roasted seaweed; an heirloom tomato salad infused with meyer lemon and watermelon; filet mignon and butter poached lobster tail; and a chocolate truffle torte with strawberry coulis. All selections will be paired with Laurent-Perrier Champagne. After dinner, guests are invited to attend a special live performance by burlesque dancers in the Legends Lounge.
Since taking the position with NYY Steak, Philip has added more than 100 new labels to the award-winning restaurant's offerings, and has plans to enhance the restaurant's list during her time with the establishment. In addition, Philip will be securing high profile vintners to host two major events over the next year at NYY Steak.
Philip's career includes a list of recognition spanning more than a decade. In 2002, Philip became the 11th woman in the world to earn the accreditation of Master Sommelier, the highest certification of international proficiency. Today, there are only 26 women out of 206 professionals worldwide who hold this accreditation.
In addition to her work with NYY Steak, Philip is the master sommelier for The Breakers Palm Beach, and owns the Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy located in downtown West Palm Beach.
Sarah Halstead, the southeast regional manager of Laurent-Perrier, will co-host the event. Space is limited, and tickets can be purchased at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com. The event is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Guests may upgrade to Alaskan King Crab entrée for an additional $20 per person; or twin South African Lobster Tails for an additional $40 per person.
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