Waterleaf restaurant, located at 425 Fawell Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (telephone: 630-942-6881), overlooking the scenic lake on the campus of College of DuPage, will host a special 4-course wine dinner with wine pairings on Thursday, February 6, featuring the wines of the Alexander Valley Vineyards in northern Sonoma County. The price of the dinner is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Alexander Valley Vineyards has earned numerous awards, with recognition given to many of their varietals, including their Cyrus, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandels, Chardonnay, Estate Syrah, Estate Pinot Noir, Estate Cabernet Franc and Rosé of Sangiovese.
Waterleaf’s special wine dinner begins with a Champagne reception and Amuse Bouche at 6:30 p.m., followed by a special four-course menu, prepared by Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian, at 7 p.m. The first course features Seared Foie Gras with Kumquat Compote, Toasted Brioche, paired with 2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Gewurztraminer. The second course presents Duck Consommé, Baby Leeks, Carrot, Duck, paired with 2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 4. For the third course, guests will enjoy Osso Bucco, Mirepoix of Vegetables, Persillade and Veal Reduction, accompanied by 2011 Alexander Valley vineyards Redemption Zinfandel and 2009 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus Cabernet. The fourth course is a dessert finale featuring Trifle, Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Cream and Pear Jam.
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