Friday, May 11, 2012

Hall Wine Dinner at Francesca's Fortunato

May 17, 6:30 p.m. – Francesca’s Fortunato (40 Kansas Street, Frankfort, IL 60423, 815-464-1890)

Craig and Kathryn Hall unveiled a state-of-the-art winery in 2003 that is tucked high in the hills of Rutherford, CA. It is dedicated to making single vineyard and limited-production wines; merging history and innovation.  As winegrowers, the Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting-edge vineyard technology to yield the highest quality wines.

Come and enjoy the splendor of the Hall vineyards with this 4-course wine dinner exclusively at Francesca’s Fortunato.  $52 per person, tax and gratuity additional.  Reservations are required.

The evening begins with Seared Scallop, caramelized fennel and goat cheese puree, shaved fennel, shaved raw asparagus, ruby grapefruit. This is paired with Hall Sauvignon Blanc. Following this is Peppered Ahi Tuna, tomato compote and rosemary, paired with Hall “Darwin” Proprietary Red. The next course features Roasted Duck Breast, black pepper gnocchi, braised duck leg, forest mushrooms and ramps. The Hall Merlot wine pairs perfectly with this course. The dinner ends with Grilled Filet, fonduta potato, caramelized Brussels sprout, garlic & sage. Cabernet Sauvignon is paired with this course.
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