That same year, Pierre and Craig Claiborne made international headlines when Craig won a Public Television fundraiser sponsored by American Express garnering dinner for two with an unlimited budget at any restaurant in the world. Choosing a small, obscure restaurant in Paris called Chez Denis, Craig and Pierre ate and drank their way through thirty-one courses. Beginning with Iranian beluga caviar and Champagne, the meal included three soups, a parfait of sweet breads, tartelettes of quail mousse, a gratin of lobster and truffles, fillets of wild duck in red wine sauce, oysters in beurre blanc, foie gras in aspic, a chaud-froid of woodcock, fillets of beef and ortolans en brochette (small whole birds eaten in one bite). Wines served included a 1918 Chateau Latour, 1928 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1969 Montrachet Baron Thénard, 1917 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1961 Chateau Petrus and a 1929 Romanée Conti. Three desserts completed the meal, served with a 1928 Chateau dYquem followed by a 1835 Madeira. The check for the single, four-hour meal totaled over $4,000 including taxes and tip (the equivalent of over $16,000 today), garnering considerable coverage in the press.