Robert Houde Wine Dinner at Quince

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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

Course One:

Tom Yum Gai – Chicken, Lobster, Herbs, Spice

Pairing: Selbach Saar Riesling Spatlese 2011

Second Course:

Black Cod – Miso, Grape, Mushroom, Leek

Pairing: Bourillions-Dorleans Vouvray Sec “La Coulee d’Argent 2011

Third Course:

Monk Fish – Mediterranean Flavors, Lavender, Veal Reduction

Pairing: Saint Gayan Cotes du Rhone “Trecartes” 2011

Fourth Course:

Pear – Basil, Candied Lemon, Meringue

Pairing: Leitz Reisling “Dragonstone” 2012

Via: Quince