Friday, January 20, 2012

Fleming's Hosts Qupe Winery Dinner January 28 in Lincolnshire

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, IL; 847-793-0333) is hosting a Qupe Winery Wine Dinner 6:30 p.m., Saturday, January 28. Qupe winemaker Bob Lindquist, one of the most respected producers on California's Central Coast and one the 50 most influential winemakers, as ranked by Food & Wine magazine, will be present to speak about the wines.
Fleming's Lincolnshire chef partner Roger Abuan and Lindquist have worked together
Qupe wine
to showcase the best of food and wine for the dinner. The evening starts with a passed appetizer reception featuring Sweet Chile Shrimp on Lotus Root and Endive Leaf Stuffed with Crab Salad paired with Bien Nacido Cuvée, Santa Maria Valley, 2010. This is followed by the first course, Roasted Beet Salad with goat cheese and baby greens paired with Chardonnay Bien Nacido Y Block, Santa Maria Valley, 2010. The second course is Sesame-Crusted Salmon over braised swiss chard with Grenache Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley, 2009. The third course features a delicious Filet Mignon with celery root purée and Syrah reduction. It is the perfect pair for Los Olivos Cuvée, Santa Ynez Valley, 2007. Dessert is Chocolate Raspberry Mousse with Chantilly cream elegantly paired with Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, 2008.

The dinner is $89 per person, excluding tax and gratuity and includes five wine pairings with four delicious courses and dessert. Reservations for the Qupe Winery Wine Dinner at Fleming's are required and may be made by calling (847) 793-0333.

Qupe vineyard

Qupe Winery
Bob Lindquist founded Qupe Winery in 1982 in southern California. From the beginning, he decided the winery would focus on making Syrah and varietals of Rhone wine, as well as Chardonnay. In 1989, Qupe partnered with Au Bon Climat Winery for space at the Bien Nacido Vineyard, where their grapes are still grown today. Qupe Winery has been honored with many awards, including being named one of Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Wineries in America eight of the last nine years.

About Bob Lindquist
A Midwest native, Bob Lindquist has been working with southern California wines since the 1970s, and founded Qupe Winery in 1982. He is also a partner in Verdad Winery, a winery dedicated to Spanish varietals and run by his wife Louisa. They recently planted forty acres called the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, where they are starting the next chapter of their life. Lindquist has three grown children who work in the wine industry and lives in San Louis Obispo, California, with Louisa and their son Theo.

About Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Nationally acclaimed Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers the best in steakhouse dining --  Prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders -- with a unique wine list known as the "Fleming's 100TM" that features 100 wines served by the glass. Fleming's was launched in Newport Beach, Calif. in 1998 by successful restaurant industry veterans Paul Fleming and Bill Allen. Today there are 64 restaurants nationwide. Fleming's is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Wine Spectator's annual Awards of Excellence, and Wine Enthusiast's annual Awards of Distinction.

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