Monday
Apr072014

Learn How to Taste Wine with Me! 

 

I will be leading a 90 minute instructional seminar on how to taste wine like a professional sommelier. Learn how to describe and discuss the attributes of sight, smell and taste and how to put all the elements togther when pairing wines with food or selecting wines with confidence. We will be using the deductive tasting format to identify the grape, country, origin and vintage of six styles of wine. I'll teach you how to analyze a wine's legs, body, nose, and other markers to understand how to get the most out of your wine tasting experience. The class is designed for both the novice and advanced enthusiast. 

Space is limited to 50 participants so sign up and spend your Saturday afternoon learning about wine with me! 

Saturday, April 26th ~ 2 pm - 3:30 pm 

$85 per person 

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Monday
Feb172014

Women of Food & Wine Dinner at The Boarding House 


In light of the recent appointment of Tanya Baker as the new Executive Chef, rounding out the all-women, culinary and beverage team at The Boarding House, Proprietress and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will celebrate the Women of Food and Wine with a special dinner on Wednesday, February 26.

The evening will begin with a reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., followed by a four-course dinner hosted in The Boarding House’s Cellar.  The meal will showcase beautiful dishes curated by Baker and decadent desserts by Pastry Chef Julia Fitting. Additionally, Singh has invited fellow female sommeliers Rachel Driver Speckan (City Winery), Rachael Lowe (Brindille) and Erin Drain (Cream Wine Company), Shebnem Ince (Perman Wine Selections) to join in on selecting the courses’ wine pairings, highlighting bottles produced exclusively by women winemakers.

RECEPTION

Carrot Soup Shooter, Candied Ginger, Pea Foam

Foie Gras Mousse, Brioche, Smoked Sea Salt, Cherry Gastrique

FIRST COURSE

Hamachi Crudo, Hearts of Palm, Chili Oil, Feuille de Brik

SECOND COURSE

Caramelized Onion and Ricotta Ravioli, Duck Confit, Cherries

THIRD COURSE

Scallop and Braised Beef Cheeks, Celery Root Puree, Brussels Leaves, Beet Chips

CHEESE COURSE

Savory Manchego Cheesecake, House-Made Membrillo

DESSERT

Chocolate Custard Tart, Chocolate Sable Crust, Pomegranate Seeds

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Thursday
Oct172013

Halloween Party at The Boarding House 

 

On Saturday, November 2, Chicago’s favorite wine-driven destination, The Boarding House, hosts an All Hallow’s Eve affair to help benefit Imerman Angels, whose mission is to provide personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. From 8:00 pm to 12 am, guests are invited to enjoy signature spooky Tito's Vodka, Olmeca Tequila and Jameson cocktails and bewitching wines and beer, on the haunted first floor and subterranean cellar of 720 N. Wells. The evening’s festivities will also include complimentary appetizers, decked-out décor and a costume contest judged by Imerman Angels very own founder, Jonny Imerman.

Tickets to the event are $85 per person and available through Ticketleap 

Thursday
Aug292013

Cruise & Cocktail Night! 

 

I'm taking a Silversea cruise to Italy and Spain next year and I would love some company! 

Join me and Frosch for a Cruise & Cocktail Night to learn more details. 

September 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm at The Boarding House

We will be highlighting the details of cruising the Mediterranean aboard the Silversea Silver Spirit, with exclusive on board events and shore excursions hosted by yours truly. Join us to learn more about this exclusive travel event!

Cruise Details

May 12, 2014 Civitavecchio (Rome), Italy

May 13, 2014 Portofino, Italy

May 14, 2014 Livorno (Florence), Italy

May 15, 2014 Livorno (Florence), Italy

May 16, 2014 Alghero, Sardinia

May 17, 2014 Porto Mahon, Spain

May 18, 2014 Ibiza, Spain

May 19, 2014 Barcelona, Spain

For more information and to RSVP, contact  Judith Wolf 847-572-0242 or email judith.wolf@frosch.com

Space is limited, please RSVP by September 5th.

Thursday
Aug292013

Grape Harvest Soiree 

 

 

As wineries around the world are under way with the annual grape harvest, The Boarding House welcomes you to celebrate with a tasting of their past vintages. Sip your way through ten wines from Italy, Spain, United States, South America, France and more paired with a selection of passed appetizers and pizza. I'll be offering a brief lecture on what signals a good vintage and how to select the perfect wines for the upcoming entertaining season.

Thursday September 26th ~ 6:30-8:00 pm

$45 per person

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