Good Harbor Winery Dinner at Benjamin

Reception and Six-Course Dinner Features Michigan Wines

Monday, December 5
6 p.m. cocktail reception
7 p.m. seated dinner

$90 per person; $175 per couple
all inclusive

On Monday, December 5, Benjamin restaurant will host their first wine dinner with Michigan’s Good Harbor Winery. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and a “Cherry Harvest Spritzer” custom cocktail (Good Harbor Sleeping Bare Blanc de Blanc, Good Harbor Cherry Wine, Old New Orleans Cajun-spiced rum and Benjamin’s house-made, Fall simple syrup). At 7 p.m., Taylor Simpson of Good Harbor Winery will lead guests through the six-course, seated dinner with pairings.

The cost to attend the wine dinner is $90 per person (or $175 per couple). Tax and tip is included. Reservations may be made by calling Benjamin at (847) 748.8737 or online at

Good Harbor Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery founded in 1980 for the purpose of producing high quality table wines. Located on the hills that rise above Good Harbor Bay on the Leelanau Peninsula, Good Harbor Vineyards takes advantage of the moderating effect of Lake Michigan to grow a variety of wine grapes, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Seyval, Vignoles, Marechal Foch, Leon Millot and Pinot Noir.

Good Harbor Wine Dinner Menu

First Course
Roasted Pumpkin Salad / frisee / blood orange / pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette
Sleeping Bare Blanc de Blanc, 100-percent Chardonnay

Second Course
Pistachio Pesto Gnocchi Gratin / black truffle
Pinot Grigio (2010) 

Third Course
Sweet Smoked Oysters / rosemary caviar / smoked paprika / lime granita
Trillium, 50-percent Riesling, 25-percent Vignoles, 25-percent Seyval Blanc

Fourth Course
Roasted Michigan Walleye 
/ celery root & parsnip risotto / apple gremolata
Fishtown White, 70-percent Chardonnay, 15-percent Vignoles, 15-percent Seyval Blanc

Fifth Course
Venison Pot Pie / seasonal vegetables / herbs / puff pastry
Harbor Red, 40-percent Pinot Noir, 30-percent Marechal Foch, 25-percent Chambourcin, 5-percent Dechaunac

Sixth Course
Brioche French Toast / michigan cherry wine gastrique / vanilla / foie gras
Cherry Wine, blend of Montmorency and Balaton Cherries

Benjamin Restaurant
1849 Second Street
Highland Park, IL 60035


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