Monday, December 5
6 p.m. cocktail reception
7 p.m. seated dinner
$90 per person; $175 per couple
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 www.BenjaminRestaurant.com.
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
Roasted Pumpkin Salad / frisee / blood orange / pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette
Sleeping Bare Blanc de Blanc, 100-percent Chardonnay
Pistachio Pesto Gnocchi Gratin / black truffle
Pinot Grigio (2010)
Sweet Smoked Oysters / rosemary caviar / smoked paprika / lime granita
Trillium, 50-percent Riesling, 25-percent Vignoles, 25-percent Seyval Blanc
Roasted Michigan Walleye / celery root & parsnip risotto / apple gremolata
Fishtown White, 70-percent Chardonnay, 15-percent Vignoles, 15-percent Seyval Blanc
Venison Pot Pie / seasonal vegetables / herbs / puff pastry
Harbor Red, 40-percent Pinot Noir, 30-percent Marechal Foch, 25-percent Chambourcin, 5-percent Dechaunac
Brioche French Toast / michigan cherry wine gastrique / vanilla / foie gras
Cherry Wine, blend of Montmorency and Balaton Cherries
1849 Second Street
Highland Park, IL 60035