Ugo's Kitchen and Bar, located in Logan Square, will host an inaugural wine dinner on Thursday, September 29 featuring California's Ventana Vineyard. Representative Paul Underwood from Custom House Wine Merchants will lead the tasting event, starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m.
Chef/proprietor Stephen Hasson's five course menu features grilled baby octopus, radicchio salad, tagliatelle with clams, braised short ribs and chocolate mousse. The complete menu is outlined below. Tickets are $85 per person; to purchase tickets, visit ugoschicago.com.
Ventana Wine Dinner
Caramelized onion, bacon, gorgonzola flatbread
De Bortoli "DB" Sparkling Brut
Grilled baby octopus, caponata, chili
2013 Ventana Sauvignon Blanc
Radicchio, walnuts, apples, ricotta salata
2013 Ventana Chardonnay
Tagliatelle, clams, pomodoro, chili, parmesan
2012 Ventana Pinot Noir
Braised short ribs, parsnip pave, veal demi glace
2014 Ventana Rubystone Blend
Chocolate Mousse, hazelnuts, brandied cherries
Delaforce Fine Tawny Porto