Hosted by Special Guest Laurent Drouhin
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Five Delicious Courses Paired with Five World Class Wines
Hors d’oeuvres Reception 6:30pm
$75 per guest
Shiraz on the Water is pleased to announce an exclusive event that welcomes both eager enophiles and wine novices. A five-course dinner will feature the esteemed wines of Maison Joseph Drouhin, paired with the culinary creations of Executive Chef Carol Buckantz (menu and pairings listed below). The event will be led by Laurent Drouhin, a member of one of the oldest and most prestigious winery families in Burgundy, France.
Born in Beaune, the center of France’s Burgundy region, Laurent is the great-grandson of Joseph Drouhin, founder of Maison Joseph Drouhin Winery in 1880. Laurent’s outgoing and charming personality will take center stage as wine dinner guests get the rare opportunity to learn about Joseph Drouhin wines from a family ambassador. To many, the wines of Burgundy are dauntingly complicated and complex, but to Laurent it is far simpler: “The more you know about wine, the closer you get to Burgundy, and the more you know about Burgundy, the closer you get to Maison Joseph Drouhin.” Within this one night engagement, Laurent feels he can convince the most nervous of neophytes that they “get” Burgundy.
A variety of wines by the bottle will be available for purchase and Laurent Drouhin is pleased to sign bottles for participating guests. Reservations may be made by calling Shiraz on the Water, 630.671.5013. The fee of $75 per guest is not inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Drouhin Wine Dinner Menu
Passed Hors d’oeuvres:
Proscuitto Wrapped Roasted Figs balsamic glaze
Seared Scallop cucumber spaghetti
Steamed Mussel creamy saffron-lemon broth
paired with 2008 Joseph Drouhin St. Veran Maconnais Intense fruity flowery nose, refreshing zesty flavor.
Roasted Oysters on the half shell with bacon, corn, leeks and cream
Crab Cakes roasted poblano sweet corn puree
paired with 2008 Joseph Drouhin Reserve Vaudon Chablis Floral and fragrant nose with hints of mint followed by characteristic flinty, gunpowder aftertaste. Aromas of orange and lemon predominate with hints of coriander.
Puligny Montrachet Tri-color roasted beet salad, chevre cheese, toasted hazelnuts, blood orange, basil vinaigrette
paired with 2008 Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet Powerful, structured wine medium to full bodied with aromas of apple, peach, hazelnut.
Chorey le Beaune Pistachio and mint-crusted rack of lamb, fig and black pepper demi with butternut squash hash
paired with 2008 Joseph Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin Flavors of cherry, blackberry, plum, spice, herbs, pepper, earth, leather and figs.
Pumpkin Crème Brulee
paired with 2007 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Intensely fruit forward. Aromas of sweet cherries and strawberries with spicy and floral characteristics.
Shiraz on the Water, located on the grounds of the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, offers contemporary American cuisine and an extensive 1,000 bottle wine program, set in a modern atmosphere with every seat boasting a scenic water view.
Shiraz on the Water
Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108