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Sensual Food and Wine Pairing

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North

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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this wine class:

Wine is our most sensual beverage, with colors sparkling like precious jewels, textures compared to silk and satin and flavors ranging from juicy peach to the finest dry-aged meat. Pairing wine with food can bring enjoyment to new heights, but which food? 

Understanding how to unite the two can be a challenge, but we're going to take all the guesswork out of the process during this special demonstration class. Join Advanced Sommelier Mary Ross to mix-and-match five wines with five food courses, to test the "rules" of wine and food and craft your own sensational wine and food experience! 

Tonight's Menu: 
  • Baked Brie en Croute; 
  • Roasted Beet and Butternut Squash Salad with Almonds and Arugula; 
  • Steamed Mussels, Spicy Italian Sausage, Herbs and Tomatoes; 
  • Sautéed Beef Tenderloin, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Red Wine Reduction and Truffled Potato Puree; 
  • Apple Fritters. 
Wines Enjoyed During Class Include: 
  • Domaine Manciat-Poncet, Burgundy, France; 
  • Schloss Gobelsburg, Riesling, Kamptal, Austria; 
  • Valle dell'Acate, Nero d'Avola, Sicily, Italy; 
  • Anne Pichon, Syrah Grenache "Sauvage" Ventoux, France; 
  • Saracco, Moscato d'Asti, Piedmont, Italy. 
Students will enjoy generous tastings of each wine and food item being served. You must be 21 or over to attend.
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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

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The Chopping Block at the Mart

Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...

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