Provides insider’s Guide to Food & Wine Online

Brainchild of Chicago restaurateur Tom Powers, is a cutting edge website that offers unparalleled, bi-monthly food and wine education direct from the best winemakers, chefs, and sommeliers as well as deep discounts on food and wine via an HD web-only show.  There are currently13 episodes on the site shot in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Chicago featuring Frank Ostini of The Hitching Post, Rhone specialist Bob Lindquist and Donnie Madia and Paul Kahan of Publican and Blackbird among others.  Gastrommy will shoot in the San Francisco Bay area in January, New York in March and New Orleans in May with celebrated guest including Rajat Parr of the Michael Mina group and author of Secrets of the Sommeliers, Sergio Esposito, CEO Italian Wine Merchants, and Mindy Segal, Chef/Owner Hot Chocolate.

After 20 years in restaurants such as KDK group (Marche, Red Light, Gioco and Opera), his own Harvest on Huron, and The Italian Wine Merchants, Tommy was approached by Dan Halfman to create an original Web-only show that will provide the public with insiders’ perspectives on the food and wine industry.  Says Powers “The episode segments available on demonstrate a unique opportunity for the enthusiast and professional to really get to know our celebrity guests.  In the Au Bon Climat Episode Segment # 4, Winemaker and Owner Jim Clendenen describes his Hildegard wine.  This segment beautifully demonstrates the inside information available to our audience.  We are able to show the winemaker explaining why he makes a very unique wine.” memberships are $75 per year.  Gastrotommy insiders – who consist of foodies, wine aficionados, restaurant lovers and more – will receive: 

  • HD movie-quality video production
  • Unparalleled, bi-monthly food and wine education direct from winemakers, chefs, and sommeliers around the world.
  • Discounts at featured wineries and restaurants
  • Access to selections of rare, hard-to-find wines
  • Recipe and food-and-wine-pairing downloads featured in the shows

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About Gastrotommy

Gastrotommy, is a wide screen, high definition bi-monthly show that will feature a celebrity guest providing insider details on cutting-edge culinary topics and will provide the audience with innovative food and beverage pairings.  Historically, the restaurant and wine industries have been covered by outsiders and critics so Gastrotommy is the first of its kind.  Host Tom Powers will introduce the audience to the chefs, winemakers and sommeliers that are shaping today’s world of gastronomy.  Episodes will feature locations such as Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Chicago, San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, New York, New Orleans. Celebrated guests in the future will include Rajat Parr of the Michael Mina group and author of Secrets of the Sommeliers, Sergio Esposito CEO Italian Wine Merchants and Mindy Segal Chef/Owner Hot Chocolate.


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