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2013 AIWF Wine and Food Menu Pairing Contest Names Truluck’s the Winner

While everyone was off enjoying this year’s Restaurant Week presented by Central Market, the American Institute of Wine and Food (DFW chapter) was busy holding its own little contest. Six to eight culinary professionals were tasked with the job of finding one restaurant that exemplified the best wine and menu pairing. This year, Truluck’s takes home the top honors. Chef Brian Wubbena and wine professional Dave Mattern created a menu that both described the dishes most effectively and had excellent wine pairings to go with the food.

“First place winners each receive a $2,000 scholarship from the AIWF D/FW Chapter for expenses and tuition to attend a class of their choice at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, including lodging facilitated by Glazer’s. This is the fourteenth year for the contest,” explains the press release.

Second place was awarded to The Grape’s chef Danyele McPherson and wine professional Courtney Luscher.

Congratulations to all these talented people.