october 30: PST + ridge vineyards dinner
As temperatures begin to decrease in Chicago, we’re turning our sights toward some of Northern California’s most renowned wines. Join us Tuesday, October 30 at 6 pm for a special dinner paired with rare selections from Ridge Vineyards. Set in our intimate private dining room, this five-course meal will highlight Ridge’s practice of “hands-off” winemaking, complete with their signature Zinfandels, full-bodied red blends and a Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay.
While Ridge Vineyards has a reputation that precedes them, here’s a bit more of their story:
The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco’s Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is now home to Ridge’s production facility. At 2600 feet, it is surrounded by the “upper vineyard,” now referred to as the Perrone Ranch. Though born in the early sixties to the post-Prohibition world of modern California winemaking, Ridge relies on nature and tradition rather than technology. Our pre-industrial approach is straightforward: find intense, flavorful grapes; intrude upon the process only when necessary; draw the fruit’s distinctive character and richness into the wine.
Five courses from Chef Erling Wu-Bower and Pastry Chef Natalie Saben | Wine pairings from Wine Director Zach Jones
Ham, pear, spoon mustard, pâte à choux
Oven-roasted mushrooms, robiolina cheese, 1979 bread, watercress
2016 Ridge Estate Chardonnay "Monte Bello Vineyard," Santa Cruz Mountains
Passmore ranch sturgeon, pastrami spice, red lentils
2016 Ridge "East Bench" Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Pinn Oak leg of lamb, Shepherd’s Hope, Peter's figs, coraline endive
2016 Ridge "Geyserville" Zinfandel / Carignane / Petite Sirah / Alicante Bouchet, Alexander Valley
Dessert & Final Sipper
Candied quince, cinnamon semifreddo, licorice
2015 Ridge "Pagani Ranch" Zinfandel / Alicante Bouchet / Petite Sirah, Sonoma Valley
2006 Ridge "Monte Bello," Santa Cruz Mountains
- $250 (inclusive of dinner, wine, tax and gratuity) -
Note: to make a reservation for this dinner, click the button above and select the "6 pm - wine dinner" time slot. If you have any questions, please reach out to Private Events Manager Jessica Syburg - firstname.lastname@example.org.