Oceanique Restaurant (505 Main Street, Evanston, Ill.; ) will celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau wines with a special Harvest Celebration dinner on Friday, November 22, 2013. The dinner will be hosted by Jean Jacques Fertal of Eagle Eye Imports with Chicago Gourmets. The five-course menu, with wine pairings is priced at $95 per person, including tax and gratuity. The evening begins with a Beaujolais Nouveau reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Oceanique has been acknowledged for its exceptional wine service, having earned the Wine Spectator "Best of" Award of Excellence as offering one of the top 750 wine lists in the world.
The release of Beaujolais Nouveau is an annual milestone for those wine lovers who look forward to their first taste of these young, fruity Beaujolais wines that are perfect accompaniments to the foods of autumn. "We like to have fun with the Beaujolais Nouveau wines each year," said Chef Mark Grosz. "Our Beaujolais Nouveau wine dinner is meant to be amusing and relaxed, reflecting the joyous character of these wines. It's always a hit with our guests and this year, we again expect a fun-loving crowd of food lovers."
The dinner begins with a Beaujolais Nouveau reception, followed by the five-course dinner. The first course features Chilled Lobster Consommé, paired with 2012 Antonin Rodet Macon Villages. The second course is Chicken Liver Mousse with Madiera Jelly and Pôilane, paired with 2012 Domaine des Préaux Saint-Amour. Indiana Quail with Apricot, Chanterelles and Belgian Endive comprises the third course, paired with 2012 Domaine de la Voie Romaine Morgon. Passion Fruit Sorbet serves as a refreshing Intermezzo and the dessert course features Local French Cheeses served with Fig Compote and Plum Mostarda and paired with 2011 Domaine Benoit Raclet Moulin a Vent.
For more information on Oceanique's Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Dinner, or to make reservations, please contact Oceanique at or visit the website at www.oceanique.com.