Foxen Wine Dinner at D.O.C. Wine Bar

Santa Maria Varietals Paired with Four Courses

Thursday, March 24, 2011

$50 per person

D.O.C. Wine Bar’s west suburban location will hold a wine dinner featuring varietals from Foxen Winery on Thursday, March 24. Chef Matt Morrison has created a four course menu that pairs with the vineyard’s wines (outlined below). The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a welcome reception, followed by the dinner led by in-house wine director Tony Burger. The fee to attend is $50 per guest, tax and gratuity not included. Please call D.O.C. to reserve a seat at this event.

Foxen Wine Dinner Menu

Assorted Mini Bruschetta
Brie and Apple Flatbread with apricot, cherry and merlot jams
Wine: Ernesto Wickenden, Chenin Blanc 2009

First Course
Pear Carpaccio, fresh arugula, toasted pistachios and shaved Piave Vecchio
Wine: Chardonnay Block UU, Bien Nacido 2009

Second Course
Wild Mushroom Risotto, triple cream cheese, lardons, mixed herbs
Wine: Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley 2009

Third Course
Selection of Artisan Cheeses – Midnight Moon, Yarra Feta, Fromage D’Affonois
Wine: Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido 2008

Dessert Course
Flourless Chocolate Torte with bramble coulee
Wine: Range 30 West, Happy Canyon 2008

FOXEN WINERY: Bill Wathen and Dick Doré have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time, their dedication has remained the same—the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using a “minimalist” approach to winemaking. The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and Dick’s great-great grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800’s. In 1837, this Santa Barbara County pioneer purchased the Rancho Tinaquaic, a Mexican Land Grant that originally totaled nearly 9000 acres and comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive “anchor” as his ranch cattle brand, which has become a trademark of the winery. In 2009, Foxen installed a solar-powered winery and tasting room.

D.O.C. Wine Bar
The Shops on Butterfield
326 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148


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