The Rockstar and the Stand-Up Sommelier: Paul Cullen & Laurie Forster
Apr 13, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Milton Theatre
This event is all ages
Milton Theater presents a Winederful evening with Paul Cullen, Rock Star Chef and Laurie Forster, The Standup Sommelier.
Paul will kick things off with a few cool versions of Bad Co songs played with nylon string guitar before he demos how to make a few of his famous culinary creations while you sip your favorite wine…consider it a cooking concert.
Paul will be joined onstage by TV personality, award-winning sommelier and comedian Laurie Forster who will share her edgy, off-beat hilarious comedy where wine meets punchline. Using her down to earth approach to “wine education,” Forster peels back the labels of a few of her favorite wines while she exposes some the deep secrets of the wine industry and why she thinks it’s so damn funny!
Food and Wine Pairings: 3 sips & 3 bites
All wine will be available to everyone at the bar.https://www.miltontheatre.com/event/1757976/
A limited number of guests will be able to purchase tickets to a pre-concert VIP Party that will include Antipasti (Italian word for Heavy Hors doeuvres) made by Chef Paul himself, expertly paired with small producer, family vineyards wines of Italy. Many sips with many bites to get you primed up for the show!
"It's all about Cool Music, Jazzy Wine and Divine Cuisine" says former Bad Company Bassist, Paul Cullen "It's a lifestyle we live everyday".
A professional musician for over 30 years, Paul has put down his bass to concentrate on his passion for nylon string guitar. Since 2006 he has released 5 solo CDs with the latin jazzy feel that pairs perfectly with any wine in your glass. Since his first release Dreamdance, Paul has played over 3,000 performances, which included wine events with such esteemed vineyards as Michael David Winery, BR Cohn and Italian Family Vineyards including Conti di San Bonifacio in Tuscany. And in 2012, Pauls wine was poured while opening up for Foreigner at a corporate event at the Orpheum Theater in St Louis. And recently he opened up for the Classic Rock Band Heart.
While he is honing his craft on guitar and his palate for wine, Paul has revived classic recipes from his Italian Grandma Tagliaferro and Mom Nancy along with his Italian Chef friends versions. His recent In-home dinner parties and cooking classes have become wildly popular, teaching about authentic Italian products, including amazing cheeses while pairing with wine, all while playing guitar.
Pauls current release Live in Tuscany is being received extremely well at his In-Home Dining Events and Live Concerts. Recorded at Conti di San Bonifacio Wine Resort with Italian Violinist Alessandro Golini, it features original compositions and a few covers.
Laurie regularly speaks across the country where she edutains a client list that includes MetLife, Discovery Channel, Microsoft, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, LG Electronics, National Association of Catering Executives, American Cancer Society and McCormick & Company to name a few. Laurie has performed her comedic wine tasting at locations nationwide including Carolines on Broadway, DC IMPROV, Caesars Atlantic City and recently as a headliner for the 2018 HBO Women in Comedy Festival.
Forster is also the host of The Sipping Point and her mobile application “The Wine Coach” was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast. A former software sales executive, Laurie’s wine career began in Manhattan where she studied with the American Sommelier Association to obtain her certificate in Viticulture and Vinification. Laurie has since earned an Advanced Certificate with Merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She has also trained with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.