Annual French Wine Dinner at Volo Restaurant Wine Bar - Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Come celebrate with us at our Annual French Wine Dinner as we raise a glass to the start of our 15th year!
Find out why Volo is among the Top 10 Most Notable Wine Lists (Open Table) and Best Wine Bars In Chicago (Thrillist): Join us Thursday, March 21st, 2019 in what has become a highly anticipated annual event, when we will be pouring stellar boutique wines from Chateau Maris with a sublime six-course menu created by Chef/Partner Stephen Dunne. The event will take place in Volo's cozy urban/chic dining room and bar located in charming Roscoe Village.
Located in the village of La Liviniere, the first Cru Classe of the Minervois, Chateau Maris built the world’s first organic hemp-straw winery. The building captures and sequesters carbon dioxide in the air, resulting in a carbon negative facility. In addition to becoming a certified B-Corp, Chateau Maris has long embraced the practices of biodynamic farming, receiving Demeter, Eco Cert, and Biodyvin certifications throughout the years.
Come meet Jacques Herviou and experience the Chateau Maris wines paired expertly with 6 courses of French cuisine from Volo Chef/Partner Chef Stephen Dunne for an incredible evening of food, wine, and history.
Volo is proud to be an official event for Third Coast Soif, supporting natural wines and the people who thirst for them. https://www.thirdcoastsoif.com/
Arrive early and enjoy an aperitif with Wine Director & Managing Partner Jon Young and Jacques Herviou from Chateau Maris for what is sure to be an event full of exciting wines, great food, and good cheer! Please note: The dining room will open at 5pm with our full beverage menu available a la carte.
Guest Arrival 6:45pm, Seating 7:00pm, Dinner Served 7:15
Roasted Garlic & Mussel Bisque
Wine Pairing: Chateau Maris 2017 Rosé
Boudin Blanc; wild mushrooms, bacon vinegar
Wine Pairing: Chateau Maris 2016 Minervois Blanc
Sweetbreads; white bean & escarole stew
Wine Pairing: Chateau Maris 2014 “Brama”
Feuilles De Brick; duck confit pastry, duck demi glacé
Wine Pairing: Chateau Maris 2016 Minervois Rouge
Pork Belly; braised pork belly, caramelized fennel, green peppercorn jus
Wine Pairing: Chateau Maris 2017 Le Carignan de Maris
Papillon Roquefort, Petit Agour
Wine Pairing: Chateau Maris 2016 Biodynamic Granache-Syrah "Natural Selection”
$74.00/guest includes tax (gratuity night of)
Advance online ticket purchase is recommended. All size parties welcome. Besides just having a love for great food & wine, this is an ideal event to share with friends, celebrate a special occasion, surprise your favorite Francophile, treat an important client or reward staff! Thank you.
About Volo Chef/Partner Stephen Dunne: Before arriving in Chicago, Stephen worked in celebrated restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, & San Francisco in addition to training at the 3-Star Michelin Restaurant Lucas Carton in Paris. Once in Chicago, he took over Chef de Cuisine positions at Spago Chicago, and then the recently opened MK. Stephen and Volo Managing Partner Jon Young joined forces in 2005 to open Volo in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. Once again, this year’s menu will reflect Stephen's love and passion for French food & wine.
Chateau Maris Links:
Top 10 Restaurants Most Notable Wine Lists - Open Table / Chicago
The Best Wine Bars In Chicago - Thrillist
"#1 Hidden City Patio" - Chicago Magazine
Chicago's Best: Alfresco - Chicago's Best CLTV
"City's Best Date Spot" (Voted Top 4) - AOL Cityguide
"Best Wine List" & "Best Wine Bar" - Best of Citysearch