Saturday, January 4, 2014

Evanston's Oceanique Restaurant Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Sustainable Seafood Wine Dinner In association with Shedd Aquarium's Right Bite Program

ET right bite foodOceanique Restaurant, 505 Main Street, Evanston, Illinois (847-864-3435), will host a special 25th anniversary wine dinner on January 16 at 6:30 p.m. in association with the Shedd Aquarium's "Right Bite Sustainable Seafood" program.
The dinner will feature a six course menu starting with Tarte Flambé, followed by Japanese Breakfast - Lightly Smoked Organic Arctic Char paired with 2011 Dourthe "La Grande Cuvee" Sauvignon Blanc - Bordeaux, France; Roasted Main Pemaquid Oysters with spinach, Pernod and et Beaujolais-02 Parmesan paired with 2007 Brooks Winery Riesling - Willamette Valley, Oregon; Mutsu Apple Sorbet, Wild Florida Cobia with turnip, and Chanterelles in a Port-Pinot Noir sauce paired with 2011 Domaine Benoit Raclet - Moulin-Á-Vent - Beaujolais, France; and Warm Raspberry-Blackberry Tarte with Canela ice cream paired with 2009 Chateau les Rouques - Loupiac - Bordeaux, France. 

The price is $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Visit for additional information.

About Shedd's Right Bite Program

et Right BiteEating fish is good for you. Eating the right fish is good for our planet. That's why Shedd is committed to promoting sustainable seafood.

What exactly does "sustainable" mean? It means choosing fish species that are bountiful. Your seafood choices can have a big impact on the health of our waters worldwide, and we're here to help you help our planet. Read on to discover why there's a commotion in the ocean, what Shedd is doing about it, and what you can do, too. 

Understanding sustainable seafood can be confusing, especially when you need to know how or where the fish was caught. Shedd wants to make your life easier, so we created the Right Bite wallet card - your quick reference guide to environmentally friendly seafood. Simply download a Right Bite wallet card, keep the card in your wallet, on your fridge, or in your purse, and use it when choosing seafood.

The Right Bite wallet card is color-coded for easy reference. The "Best Choices" list is green. These fisheries are in great shape; the populations are healthy, the catch methods are environmentally friendly, or the farms are well-managed. The yellow fish fall into our "Good Alternatives" list. These seafood choices are doing fairly well, although there are still a few concerns with the fishery. The red "Avoid" list consists of seafood choices that absolutely need a break. These fish are either overfished or are fished in a way that causes a bunch of other critters to be caught, too.

About Oceanique 

Oceanique, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014 (February 5, 2014), is one of the Chicago area's finest and most acclaimed restaurants, serving contemporary French-American cuisine in a beautiful, new dining room. The restaurant is owned by Chef Mark Grosz and his wife, Renée André. The Pastry Chef is Abel Garcia and the Wine Director is Philippe André. The bar area has been expanded and features a new small plates menu to accompany the fine selection of wines, craft beers and artisan cocktails. Guests are encouraged to enjoy a casual meal in the bar area or enjoy the full à la carte and dégustation menus in the dining room. The bar even includes a communal table to encourage single dining or groups. 

Oceanique serves dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday and from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sundays. Valet parking is available and all major cards are accepted. A private room is available for group events. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Oceanique at 847-864-3435 or visit the website at

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Right Bite Sustainable Seafood
25th Anniversary Dinner

Tarte Flambé

Japanese BreakfastLightly Smoked Organic Arctic Char
2011 Dourthe "La Grande Cuvée" Sauvignon Blanc - Bordeaux, France

Roasted Maine Pemaquid Oysters Spinach        Pernod      Parmesan
2007 Brooks Winery Riesling - Willamette Valley, Oregon

Mutsu Apple Sorbet

Wild Florida CobiaTurnip     Chanterelles   Port-Pinot Noir Sauce
2011 Domaine Benoit Raclet - Moulin-Á-Vent - Beaujolais, France

Warm Raspberry-Blackberry Tarte Canela Ice Cream
2009 Château les Rouques - Loupiac - Bordeaux, France

 $85 per person
(excluding tax & gratuity)

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