Quince restaurant (Evanston, 1625 Hinman Avenue) will host a Chateau La Nerthe wine dinner on Thursday, November 14. Executive Chef Andy Motto has created a five course menu that pairs with wine from one of the Rhone Valley’s oldest estates. Chateau La Nerthe was born in the 12th century, when vines were first planted in the stone-strewn soil of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (“Pope’s new castle”), the place pontiffs chose for their summer residence when the papel court relocated to Avignon. The 225 acres of Chateau La Nerthe’s vineyards are located in a single block around the chateau and have been certified organic since 1998.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Local wine retailer, Vinic Wine Company (Evanston), will lead the dinner and discuss the history of the winery. The fee to attend is $160 per guest, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Please call Vinic Wine Company at 847-733-7000 for reservations.
Quince’s Chateau La Nerthe Wine Dinner Menu
Sturgeon – Brussel sprout, smoke, roe, meyer lemon
Paired with 2010 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Rabbit – wild mushroom, mustard, sage, rosemary
Paired with 2011 Domainede la Renjarde Cotes-du-Rhone Villages
Lamb – olives, fennel, roasted peppers
Paired with 2009 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Venison – juniper, cassis, rutabaga, parsnip
Paired with 2009 Chateau La Nerthe “Cuvee des Cadettes” Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Chocolate – coffee, fig, fall spices
Paired with 1995 Chateau La Nerthe “Fine de Chateau La Nerthe'”Eau-de-Vie, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Via Edible Ink/Quince