Thursday, September 17, 2009

Restaurant Michael Wine Pairing Dinner and New Cafe Favorites Menu

Restaurant Michael (64 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, Ill. 847-441-3100) announces first wine maker event and new cafe favorites menu for Sept. 15-29.

Wine Maker Dinner Event
Special guest, Hugh Davies of Schramsberg Vineyards, will be at Restaurant Michael for the first wine maker dinner of the season at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, which will feature a six-course meal with seven wine pairings for $85 per person.
Menu highlights include Chilled Terrine of King Crab, Lobster and Shrimp "Homardine" with rouille crouton; Roasted Quail in Truffle Scented Game Jus with veal and truffle qunelles; Marguez Sausage wrapped Loin of Lamb with braised lamb and potato ravioli; and Caramel Peach Souffle with praline cream, just to name a few.
Reservations for this event are being taken by Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe, and can be reached at (847)498-9300. Please call early, as there is a limited number of seats available for this event.

New Three-Course Cafe Favorites Menu

It's time for a new "Cafe Favorites" menu, which is a three-course cafe bistro style menu -changing every other Tuesday- offering patrons a choice from three appetizer selections, three entree selections and two dessert selections, in addition to the restaurant's regular menu for $34 per person. For an additional $14, guests can add wine pairings with the appetizer and entree courses.

Start off with a choice of Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed with white wine, garlic and Pernod; Warm Duck and Pistachio Pate en Croute with Perigor sauce; or Exotic Mushroom Tart over Roquefort dressed greens.
Entree options include Breast of Guinea Hen stuffed with apricot and goat cheese bread pudding; Roast Filet of Wild Alaskan Salmon "Nantua" with classic crayfish sauce and poached prawn; or Classic Fillet of Beef "au Poivre" with a creamy mashed potato gratin.
Finish off the dinner with Peach Filled Crepes with cinnamon whipped cream and toasted pecans, or if you have a chocolate craving go for the BIG Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie with ice cold house made chocolate milk.

The "Cafe Favorites" concept launched Tuesday, Aug. 17 and is available every evening except Saturdays.

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