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How to Pair Food and Wine: Fall Menu

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 other wine pairing class:

Enjoying wine with food is one of our favorite pastimes, but understanding how to unite the two can be a challenge. We're going to take all the guesswork out of the process during this special demonstration class, so you can wow your guests at your next fall fête. Join us as we test the "rules" of wine and food, and come up with rules of your own in this mix-and-match tasting of 5 wines with tastings of 5 food items. 

Sommelier Mary Ross will discuss ten easy guidelines guaranteed to get the most enjoyment from your wine and food pairings, practice wine words and answer questions including "will any wine complement spicy food?" and "what does red wine with meat really mean?" This is a fun and delicious seminar for all lovers of good wine and food!

Tastings include:

Welcome wine: Vignerons de Buxy, Bourgogne Chardonnay
  • Vinicola de Sarral, "Libertat" Cava Brut with Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Tart
  • Babich, Sauvignon Blanc with Kale and Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts;
  • Bodegas Pinuaga, Rose of Tempranillo with Moroccan-Spiced Meatballs
  • Iconic Wines, "Sidekick" Cabernet Sauvignon with Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Dried Fruit-Red Wine Reduction
  • Albino Rocca, Moscato d'Asti DOCG with Apple Fritters. 

Wines are subject to change depending on availability.
Students will enjoy generous tastings of each wine and food item being served. 

You must be 21 or over to attend. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in.
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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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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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