Novo, located in downtown Oak Park's historic Hemingway District, will host a wine dinner featuring varietals from Italy and Germany. On Thursday, March 16, executive chef Corey Laub and sommelier Neb Mrvaljevic will present five courses (beet and sunchoke gratin; foie gras mousse; poached cod; pork schnitzel; apple and pistachio strudel) paired with nine wines from both countries. The complete menu is detailed below.
The fee to participate is $75. For wine dinner reservations, please call Novo at708-628-3454.
Italy Meets Germany Wine Dinner Menu
Course One Beet and Sunchoke Gratin with carrot, potato, horseradish creme fraiche and radish salad paired with Schmitt’s Kinder Silvaner, Randersacker and Strasserhof Kerner, Alto Adige, Italy
Course Two Foie Gras Mousse with whole wheat cracker and cherry mostarda paired with Schloss Lieser Riesling, Feinherb and Elena Walch, Gewurztraminer, Italy
Course Three Poached Cod with warm barley salad, candied lemon, pickled red onion and olive oil paired with Schnaitmann Trollinger and Abbazia di Novacella, Schiava, Italy
Course Four Pork Schnitzel with knockwurst, rye spaetzle, red cabbage kraut and roasted pork jus paired with Schnaitmann Lemberger and Elena Walch Lagrein, Alto Adige, Italy
Course Five Apple and Pistachio Strudel with whipped Limburger cheese and riesling syrup paired with Monchhof Erdener Pralat, Riesling, Auslese
734 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301