Chez François presents a St. Valentine’s Wine Dinner

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Featuring a Collection of European Wines
We will feature seven wines from the Romantic Language countries of France, Italy, and Spain.

First Course

Scotch-Barreled Smoked Salmon Croque-Monsieur, Dill Cucumber Salad

Pullman bread filled with smoked salmon and Gruyère cheese, lightly egg-battered and sautéed, dill cucumber salad.

Cava Rosé “BIUTIFUL”, Cava DO, Spain, NV
A lively, sharply focused nose delivers fresh red berry, blood orange, floral qualities and a subtle mineral overtone. Juicy raspberry, cherry and candied rose flavors show a refreshingly bitter edge and deepen slowly on the back half. Finishes tangy and precise, with a repeating floral note lingering. 100% Garnacha. Méthode Champenoise. High-altitude vineyards ranging from forty to fifty years of age. Delicate fruit tones of wild strawberries and nectarine, coupled to lovely minerality, dried flowers and a hint of citrus zest.

Second Course

Shrimp Phyllo, Golden Delicious Apple & Golden Raisin Chutney

Sautéed cold water shrimp wrapped in angel hair phyllo served over seasonal golden delicious apple & golden raisin chutney.

Alsace Blanc “Complantation”, Domaine Marcel Deiss, Alsace, France, 2020
A gorgeously complex and mineral co-planted field blend from one of the masters of Alsace. The wine shows pure and fresh aromas/ flavors of Meyer lemon, seductive spices, nectarine, and fresh citrus fruits. It is refined and delicate, with a wonderful tension binding its core. A beautifully complete white wine.

Third Course

Grilled Ōra King Salmon Filet, Seasonal Wild Mushroom, Truffle Butter Sauce 

Char-grilled New Zealand King Salmon served over baby bok choy, seasonal wild mushrooms, finished with truffle butter sauce.

Etna Bianco “Cavanera”, Firriato, Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy 2020
The Etna Bianco “Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca” is a fresh and expressive wine characterized by amazing mineral aromas, vinified and aged in steel tanks. It has perfumes of wild yellow flowers, white fruits and citrus zests. On the palate it is smooth, round, fresh and dynamic, with a long savory persistence

Fourth Course 

Woodland Wild Mushroom & Duck Confit Risotto

Wild mushroom herb risotto flavored with fine herbs and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Topped with Beech, Hen of the Woods, French horn mushrooms, and Pekin duck confit.

Rioja Reserva “Vina Ardanza”, La Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain, 2015
A rich nose of raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, coconut, cedar, sweet spice. Medium-to full-bodied, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy, balanced, layered with vibrant, spicy character, long and polished. 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha.

Super- Tuscan “Valdisanti”, Tolaini, Tuscany, Italy, 2018
A vibrant, lively red, this boasts cherry, raspberry and floral aromas and flavors, accented by toasty oak. Deftly balanced and persistent, firming up nicely in the end, with terrific length and freshness. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. 

Fifth Course

Kobe Beef Short Rib, Jardinière

Braised short ribs served in its natural juices with cannellini beans

and a jardinière of root vegetables, topped with julienne vegetable frills.

Château Angélus “Tempo d’Angélus”, Castillon , Bordeaux, France, 2019
The 2019 Tempo d’Angélus is composed of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it skips out of the glass with exuberant scents of stewed red and black plums, kirsch and raspberry leaves, with suggestions of cracked black peppercorns, dusty soil and bouquet garni. The medium to full-bodied palate is soft and juicy fruited, featuring savory accents and bags of freshness, finishing with a peppery kick. 

Sixth Course

White Chocolate Mousse Torte, Huckleberry Coulis  

A white génoise cake filled with white chocolate mousse, topped with Chantilly cream icing and Huckleberry coulis.

Vi de Visciola “Cherry” Fortified Wine, Collefrisio, Marché, Italy, NV
Fresh wild cherry aromas and flavors, sweet but offers great acidity. Well-balanced with a great finish.

$165/Per Guest Tax & Gratuity not included.
All pricing reflects a cash payment. A 2.5% convenience fee is added for all credit card transactions.


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