Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bistro One West to Host First Monthly Wine Dinner Feb. 24

Featuring Winegrower Eric Poolen
from DeLoach Vineyards

Recently opened Bistro One West (1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles, Ill.), a contemporary fresh American restaurant, hosts its first monthly wine dinner 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. This month’s dinner features winegrower Eric Poolen of DeLoach Vineyards. The cost is $75 per person (including tax and gratuity).

The dinner starts with a mouth-watering appetizer—West Coast Mussels with chorizo, shallots and a smoked paprika butter sauce, paired with DeLoach 2007 O.F.S. Chardonnay; followed by an entrĂ©e—Roasted Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast with duck sausage filled mushroom and zinfandel reductions, paired with DeLoach 2008 Russian River Zinfandel; and finished with a delicious Sweet Potato Crepe filled with Bufala Ricotta and orange fig sauce, paired with Raymond 2006 Eloquence Late Harvest Chardonnay. To RSVP, call Bistro One West at (630) 444-0600.

About DeLoach Vineyards
DeLoach Vineyards focuses on small-lot winemaking, located in sunny Santa Rosa, Calif., paying special attention to its Russian River Valley, O.F.S. and Vineyard Designate wines. DeLoach is passionate about Pinot Noir—demanding a delicate, labor-intensive process. Each wine is given diligence to produce original, terroir-driven Pinot Noir.

Cecil DeLoach, a fireman from San Francisco, planted the first grape in 1973. Purchased by the Boisset family from Burgundy, France, in 2003, the vision of eco-friendly farming practices were brought to DeLoach Vineyards, showing dedication to the environment and quality of the wine.

Eric Pooler, DeLoach Vineyards winegrower, is a Northern California native with a foundation in agriculture that was set at a young age by his father.

Pooler graduated from Chico State with a degree in agricultural business and a minor in plant science. At DeLoach Vineyards, his experience and commitment to eco-friendly farming practices show in the high-quality wines.

About Bistro One West
Bistro One West is a contemporary fresh American Restaurant located at 1 W. Illinois St. in St. Charles, Ill. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The dining room bar is open from 11 a.m. to close. The restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, contact Bistro One West at (630) 444-0600 or visit Follow Bistro One West on Twitter at @Bistro1West, and “Like” them on Facebook at

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