“Dinner with Chefs” presents: Sommelier vs. Sommelier at PY Steakhouse (MENU)

Three courses to go with six glasses of wine.

28may6:30 pm9:30 pmDinner with ChefsSommelier vs. Sommelier6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AZ PY Steakhouse

PY Steakhouse, which is just inside Casino Del Sol, continues their annual “Dinner with Chefs” dinner series 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.Photo by

We’re well into the year now and the monthly event continues to evolve into a much bigger culinary experience with its vast group of collaborators. For example, this month’s dinner is sort of a competition between two sommeliers.

In one corner, you’ve got Will Olendorf with is choices of wine, and in the other corner is the challenger Jennifer Aspery. Although, both are working together to provide one of the best meals you’ve had in weeks — possibly months.

Seats range from $75 to $125 per person, and you can call (520) 324-9350 to make your reservations.

“Dinner with Chefs” April Menu

First Course
  • Summer Melon Gazpacho – with Dungeness crab, furikake, avocado, and sweet chili sorbet
  • Paired with:
    • 2017 Poggio Ai Ginepri, Vermentino/Sauvignon Blanc Blend
    • 2017 Cade Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley CA
Second Course
  • Grilled Rack of Lamb – lamb leg Wellington, roasted summer vegetables, and mustard-cherry jus
  • Paired with:
    • 2016 Viberti Barbera D’ Alba
    • 2014 Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
Third Course
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse – with passion fruit, toasted coconut, key lime, and Marcona almond
  • Paired with:
    • 2013 Gutierrez de la Vega “Recondita Armonia”, The Natural Wine Company
    • 2014 Girard Petite Sirah, Napa Valley

If you can’t make it out to this dinner, there are going to be several other opportunities. The menus, dates, and times will be posted at least a month in advance of the event.

Dinner with Chefs 2019 Lineup

  • June 2019 – Beverage Consultant, Ciaran Wiese
  • July 2019 – Hamilton Distillers National Director of Sales & Public Relations, Dale Riggins
  • August 2019 – Dragoon Brewing Company Founder, Tristan White
  • September 2019 – Master Sommelier at Court of Master Sommeliers Americas, Laura Williamson
  • October 2019 – Little Rituals Bar Director, Aaron Defeo
  • November 2019 – Lagunitas Brewing Company Market Manager, Shaun Nadeau
  • December 2019 – Speaking of Grains and Grapes Owner, Russ Kempton

PY Steakhouse is located at the Casino Del Sol Resort at 5655 W. Valencia Rd. To make a reservation, call (520) 324-9350. For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.