ABC Wine Dinner

To wine lovers everywhere,

mk is thrilled to have our good friend Jim Clendenon in town for a very special dinner. Jim will be here to share his story and wines along with our cuisine on May 6th.

His journey and passion for great wine along with his enthusiasm for his craft can only be felt in person. Once you have a chance to meet him and listen to the story of his wines, you’ll experience every fine bottle of wine a little differently.

I have been privileged to share wine with him many times, and it’s always memorable. We are thrilled to have him here and it is always a pleasure for me to cook dishes to pair with his wines.

Jim has been the proprietor and wine maker at Au Bon Climat in Santa Ynez since 1982. The winery has been recognized by Robert Parker’s short list of the best wineries in the world in 1989 and 1990. Oz Clarke selected ABC as one of the fifty world wide creators of Modern Classic Wines He has been recognized twice as winemaker of the year, by the LA Times in 1992 and Food and Wine Magazine in 2001. Jim was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America” in 2007.

We have limited seating available for this special event and hope you’ll join us. To reserve your space please email Paul. The five course menu and hors d’oeuvres is $125 dollars per person plus tax and gratuity.

 

mk welcomes Jim Clendenon

 
6 may 2014

gougeres, anchovy & parsely toast, fiddlehead ferns

Clendenon Family, Aligote 2012
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fluke & sockeye crudo
gently scented over hardwood charcoal ash, charcoal oil, yogurt english peas and white asparagus

Hildegard, Santa Barbara 2010
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rabbit & foie gras
salad of lambs lettuce, pinot-pickled shallot
crushed fava beans & morel mushrooms
potato and morel mushroom puree

Knox Alexander & Isabelle Morgan Pinot Noirs, Sta. Barbara 2010
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squab
roast pigeon, caramelized onion pot au feu, spring leeks
ramps & garlic scapes, peppercorn & thyme

La Bauge Au-Dessus, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria 2009
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old chatham sheepherding co. nancy’s camembert
fennel and apricot salad, warm baguette
Nuits Blanche au Bouge Chardonnay 2011
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cherries
it was damn cold this winter, chocolate fondue
Emeril’s Roots, Aleatico 1995

Peay Wine Dinner

Peay Winery

Join us April 10 as we host our first wine dinner of the Spring season! We will be featuring special guest and wine maker Andy Peay of Peay Vineyards. Enjoy a five course meal prepared by Chef Michael Kornick paired with six wines, including library releases, from Peay Vineyards. Reception begins at 6:30 with dinner to follow at 7:15p. For additional information about the wine dinner and Peay Vineyards and to make reservations please – email Sommelier Paul Finkelmeyer.

english peas
minted english pea soup, salad of pea tendrils
peas, saffron poached fennel, corsican feta
2012 Peay Vineyards, Estate Viognier

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surf & turf
poached veal sweetbreads in brown butter,
maine lobster, snap peas a fava beans, crispy potato,
cumin scented lobster sauce
2009 Peay Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay

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short rib

american farmhouse cows milk cheese from hither
and yon, wildflower honey, caramelized fennel and apricot
2006 Peay Vineyards, ‘Les Titans’ Estate Syrah

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cheese
american farmhouse cows milk cheese from hither
and yon, wildflower honey, caramelized fennel and apricot
2006 Peay Vineyards, ‘Les Titans’ Estate Syrah

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sorbet
fresh fruit sorbet, butter cookies, mignardise

$144/person

Wine & Cheese Tonight!

Come on in for Wine & Cheese on Wednesday tonight! $25/person, in the bar and lounge.
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rulo de cabra
goat’s milk, bloomy rind, creamy and tangy

2010 Oro de Castillo, Verdejo, Rueda

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idiazabal DOP by artzai gazta
raw sheep’s milk, semi-firm, nutty, and slightly buttery

2011 El Castro de Valtuille, Mencia Joven, Bierzo

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valdeon
cow and goat’s milk, firm blue, salty and a bit spicy

2011 Tineta, Ribera del Duero

Wine & Cheese On Wednesday Tonight

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Welcome to this week’s Wine & Cheese Wednesday!

Join us in the bar and lounge every Wednesday for a selection of cheeses selected by Jean Banchet Award nominated Pastry Chef Lisa Bonjour along with paired wines from our cellar. Every Wednesday from 5:30pm.

$25/person

cabra blanca, avalanche cheese company, co
pasteurized goat’s milk, semi-soft, sharp and salty with notes of grass
butter and sweet cream
 
2012 Groth, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

camembert, chantal plasse, france
cow’s milk, bloomy rind, creamy and earthy with mushroom notes
 
2011 Domaine Les Fines Graves, Beaujolais

ubriaco raboso, treviso, italy
cow’s milk, semi-hard, washed in red wine
hints of pepper, blackberries and sour cherries
 
2009 Monte Del Fra, Valpolicella Classico Superiore

Coravin with Paul

Coravin: a new way to serve rare & exceptional wines. Watch Paul get hi-tech.

Family Meal at mk

We were excited to have folks from Crain’s Chicago Business come by and film Chef Williams and crew preparing family meal for the staff. Take a look at the video below!

Wine & Cheese on Wednesday, Week Four

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Welcome to our fourth week of Wine & Cheese Wednesday!

Join us in the bar and lounge every Wednesday for a selection of cheeses selected by Jean Banchet Award nominated Pastry Chef Lisa Bonjour along with paired wines from our cellar. Every Wednesday from 5:30pm.

$25/person

couloummiers, ile de france, france
cow’s milk, bloomy rind, creamy, with hints of mushroom and hay

2011 Domaine Chevillon, Bourgogne Blanc

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idiazabal DOP by artzai gazta
raw sheep’s milk, semi-firm, nutty, and slightly buttery

2011 El Castro de Valtuille, Mencia Joven, Bierzo

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billy blue, carr valley cheese co, wi
goat’s milk, firm, fresh, tangy and assertive

2010 Quivira, Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Spanish Wine & Cheese on Wednesday

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Welcome to our third week of Wine & Cheese Wednesday!

menu for 29 january 2014

rulo de cabra
goat’s milk, bloomy rind, creamy and tangy

2011 Raventos i Blanc, ‘de Nit’ Brut Rosé, Penedès

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idiazabal DOP by artzai gazta
raw sheep’s milk, semi-firm, nutty, and slightly buttery

2011 Avanthia, Godello, Valdeorras

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valdeon
cow and goat’s milk, firm blue, salty and a bit spicy

2009 Peique, ‘Ramon Valle’ Mencia, Bierzo

Join us in the bar and lounge every Wednesday for a selection of cheeses selected by Jean Banchet Award nominated Pastry Chef Lisa Bonjour along with paired wines from our cellar. Every Wednesday from 5:30pm.

$25/person.

Sunday Suppers, Starting January 26

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A reason to actually look forward to Sunday nights: hearty family style dinners in the bar & lounge.

Starting this Sunday, 1/26 | $30/person

warm house made foccacia, shaved prosciutto
buffalo mozzarella

naturally raised and roasted rosemary scented whole chicken
creamed celery root, french green beans

lisa b’s pound cake, maple bourbon glaze

Reservations mjeyifo@mkchicago.com | 312.482.9179
Or just walk in! See you Sunday.

Wine & Cheese on Wednesday, Week 2

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Welcome to our second week of Wine & Cheese Wednesday!

Join us in the bar and lounge every Wednesday for a selection of cheeses selected by Jean Banchet Award nominated Pastry Chef Lisa Bonjour along with paired wines from our cellar. Every Wednesday from 5:30pm.

$25/person.

menu for 22 january 2014

caprifeulle st. maure
bloomy rind, smooth, fresh, and a bit tart

2012 Hippolyte Reverdy, Sancerre

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coloummiers
bloomy rind, creamy, with hints of mushroom and hay

2010 Robert Chevillon, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain

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dirt lover
bloomy rind with vegetable ash, buttery and earthy, with a citrus tang

2010 Beckmen Vineyards, ‘Cuvée Le Bec’ Blend, Santa Ynez Valley