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Macy’s Culinary Council Chefs Govind Armstrong And Andrea Robinson To Host “Perfect Pairing” Party


Customers get the chance to learn from the pros how to expertly pair wine and food!

WHO: Celebrity Chefs and Macy’s Culinary Council members Govind Armstrong and Andrea Robinson

WHAT: Join Govind Armstrong, Executive Chef and owner of 8 oz. Burger Bars in L.A. and Miami, and Andrea Robinson, one of only 16 women worldwide to hold the title of Master Sommelier, for an event that will change the way you dine and entertain.

Andrea will pour forth a lesson on wine and introduce her new stemware collection, “The One”™, while Govind does the cooking. Afterwards, they’ll share the basics of proper wine and food partners - as well as their tasty meal - with you! Andrea and Govind will be available to sign copies of their books after their presentations.

Govind Armstrong was already cooking in the kitchen at age 13. Twenty one years later, this talented celebrity chef has made a name for himself in the culinary world. He began cooking as a teenager and has trained under some of the country’s most renowned chefs, including Wolfgang Puck at Spago; Mark Peel and Nancy Silverton at Campanile; and Joachim Splichal at Patina and Pinot Hollywood.

Andrea Robinson is one of the country’s leading wine educators. She was the first woman ever chosen Best Sommelier in the United States by the Sommelier Society of America. With vast professional accomplishments, eight books, two television programs and an online video wine course to her credit, Andrea's down-to-earth and energetic approach to wine as well as wine and food pairings has helped demystify the subject for hundreds of thousands of consumers and beverage professionals across the globe.

WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2010
1:00 pm

WHERE: Macy’s Home Store at Aventura Mall
Culinary Kitchen, 2nd Floor
19535 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Fl 33180

RSVP: Customers wishing to reserve a seat for the event should call (305)682-3352. Reservations are recommended, but not required.

MORE: Macy’s Culinary Council (MCC) is made up of 15 world-renowned chefs which include Tyler Florence, Todd English, Wolfgang Puck, Govind Armstrong, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Gale Gand, Emeril Lagasse, Andrea Robinson, Tim Scott, Nancy Silverman, Takashi Yagihashi, Rick Bayless, Marcus Samuelsson and Ming Tsai. The group serves as the face of Macy's Culinary and Housewares divisions, making an impact on how customers are inspired to shop, cook and eat at home.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Media wishing to schedule interviews with the chefs or attend the event must RSVP in advance to Dori Robau at (305) 577-1973 or Dori.Robau@macys.com.

About Macy’s
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