Gibsons Oak Brook Wine Dinner Series

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Oak Brook announces the first event in their 2011 Sommelier Dinner Series with a Cambria Estate Winery Wine Dinner featuring Marketing Director Emily Oakes and courses prepared by Executive Chef Brian Key on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 PM. 

For more than 20 years, Cambria Estate Winery has produced estate grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from their benchland vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA of Santa Barbara County. 

The five-course event begins with passed appetizers like Spicy Beef Tartar and Citrus-Cured Salmon paired with Cambria’s 2008 Viognier.  Four courses will follow, including Seared Scallop paired with “Katherine’s” Vineyard Chardonnay 2008; Duck Two Ways paired with “Julia’s” Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008; and Gibsons Prime Angus Strip Loin paired with Bench Break Pinot Noir 2006 among others.  The decadent meal will finish with Coconut Panna Cotta paired with Late Harvest Viognier 2009.  Complete menu and wine pairings are below.

WHEN:      Wednesday, March 23
                        6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner

COST: $95 per person, all-inclusive

RESERVE: Reservations required, space is limited. Call 630-954-0000.

WHERE:  Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – OAK BROOK
                        2105 Spring Rd
                        Oak Brook, IL  60523
                        630.954.0000

SOMMELIER SERIES 
CAMBRIA ESTATE WINERY WINE DINNER MENU
PASSED APPETIZERS
Spicy Beef Tartar, Avocado, Crispy Wonton
Citrus Cured Salmon, Toasted Brioche, Meyer Lemon, Crème Fraiche, Citrus Tobiko
Viognier 2008

ENTRÉE
Seared Scallop
Cara Cara Orange, Jicama, Vanilla, EVOO
“Katherine’s” Vineyard Chardonnay 2008

Duck Two Ways
Seared Duck Breast, Celery Root Puree, Duck Confit Ravioli, Dried Cherry Jus
“Julia’s” Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Gibsons Prime Angus Strip Loin
Truffle Gnocchi, Creamed Leeks, Pinot Reduction
Bench Break Pinot Noir 2006

DESSERT
Coconut Panna Cotta
Roasted pineapple, coconut butter cookie, macadamia crumble, passion fruit paint
Late Harvest Viognier 2009

About Cambria Estate Winery
Proprietor Barbara Banke acquired a large portion of the original Tepusquet Vineyard (planted between 1970 and 1971) in 1986 to serve as the site for Cambria winery.  Over the last two decades the vineyard has been expanded, replanted and updated with new clones and rootstocks to take advantage of the unique climatic and geological conditions of the Santa Maria Bench.

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