Chateau La Nerthe Wine Dinner at Quince

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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

Course One:

Sturgeon – Brussel sprout, smoke, roe, meyer lemon

Paired with 2010 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Course Two:

Rabbit – wild mushroom, mustard, sage, rosemary

Paired with 2011 Domainede la Renjarde Cotes-du-Rhone Villages

Course Three:

Lamb – olives, fennel, roasted peppers

Paired with 2009 Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Course Four:

Venison – juniper, cassis, rutabaga, parsnip

Paired with 2009 Chateau La Nerthe “Cuvee des Cadettes” Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Course Five:

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

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