A lot of times when “wine dinner” is mentioned there can be an bigger emphasis on the wine component, which leaves the dinner to just being average at best. This is not one of those dinners. Quince restaurant in Evanston (1625 Hinman Avenue) will hold a wine dinner featuring wines from the portfolio of Robert Houde. Houde, formerly head sommelier at Charlie Trotter’s, is a local importer and distributor of fine wines. On Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m., he and Executive Chef Andy Motto will lead a four course, seafood-centric meal (Tom Yum Gai; Black Cod; Monk Fish; Pear Dessert) paired with four wine selections. The seafood will be sourced from Seafood Merchants in Vernon Hills. The menu is outlined below.
The wine dinner is $80 per guest. Reservations may be made by calling Quince at 847-570-8400.
Wine Dinner Menu
Tom Yum Gai – Chicken, Lobster, Herbs, Spice
Pairing: Selbach Saar Riesling Spatlese 2011
Black Cod – Miso, Grape, Mushroom, Leek
Pairing: Bourillions-Dorleans Vouvray Sec “La Coulee d’Argent 2011
Monk Fish – Mediterranean Flavors, Lavender, Veal Reduction
Pairing: Saint Gayan Cotes du Rhone “Trecartes” 2011
Pear – Basil, Candied Lemon, Meringue
Pairing: Leitz Reisling “Dragonstone” 2012