Wente Winemaker Dinner – Weds, Nov. 4th: 6pm

Schaefer’s proudly announces a Wente Family Estates Winemaker Dinner with special guest Eric Wente. Chef Michael and Wente Vineyards have prepared a fabulous pre-dinner tasting and 7 course menu paired with Winery-Exclusive, Single Vineyard & Nth Degree wines by Wente Vineyards.

Where: Restaurant Michael, 64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

When: Wednesday, November 4th – 6PM

Cost: $150/person (tax & gratuity included) 

Call Restaurant Michael for reservations: 847-441-3100

Space is limited!!!


Here is the incredible menu and wine pairing for the evening:

Pre-Dinner Tasting

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Wente Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc

Wente Single Vineyard “Riva Ranch” Chardonnay

Murrieta’s Well “the Whip” White Blend

Murrieta’s Well “the Spur” Red Blend

Wente Vineyards Small Lot GSM


Appetizer Course

Alsatian Grilled Foie Gras Tart Aigre Douce

Eric’s Small Lot Chardonnay 2014, Livermore Valley, CA


Seafood Course

Citrus Dusted Filet of French Turbot, Sweet Curry Cream Glacage, Sautéed Red Vein Sorrel, Citron Chip

Wente Vineyards Nth Degree Chardonnay 2013, Livermore Valley, California


Game Course

Duo of French Rouen Duck and Jambonette of Guinea Fowl with Foie Gras Sauce

Wente Single Vineyard “Riva Ranch” Pinot Noir 2012, Arroyo Seco-Monterey, CA



Passion Fruit & Ginger Sorbet with sweet Pickled Carrots and Lemongrass Infused Vodka



Medallion of Veal Strip Loin over Cabernet Sauvignon Glazed Sweetbreads with Morel Sauce

and Venison Tenderloin with Huckleberry Grand Venure, Chestnut Puree & Sweet Potato Dauphine  

Wente Vineyards Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Livermore Valley, CA



Opera Macchiato, Cinnamon Sabayon

Murrieta’s Well Port 2013, Livermore Valley, CA



As a special treat, Eric has generously donated a three-liter bottle of Wente’s Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 that will be autographed and given away this evening to one lucky individual!

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