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MARCHESA
535 N. WELLS STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60654
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Cost: $150.00

ALYCIA MONDAVI x CHEF MARKUS FORD

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WINE DINNER AT MARCHESA

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Wednesday 29 June 2022


Meet California wine scion Alycia Mondavi and

enjoy delectable dinner from Chef Markus Ford!

Three Dinner Seatings!


AMUSE BOUCHE

Peruvian Potato with Crème Fraîche and Caviar

Schramsberg Vineyards, Brut Blanc de Blancs, North Coast


SECOND COURSE

Frutta di Mare Bisque, Armagnac

or

White & Green Asparagus Panna Cotta, Seasonal Greens, Floral Crostini


Aloft Chenin Blanc

‘Bright acidity, creamy finish with bold aromatics of kafir, lime, Meyer lemon curd, 

orange blossom and jasmine.’


INTERMEZZO

Cantaloupe Sorbet, Splash of Sparkling Wine


THIRD COURSE

Grass-Fed Fillet of Beef, Red Wine Demi-Glace, Celery Root Potato Purée, Vegetable Bouquet

or

Fish du Jour ‘En Papillote,’ Spring Vegetables, New Potatoes, Saffron Tomato Court Bouillon

or

Duck Confit Ravioli, Braised Rapini, Sautéed Apples, Sage Beurre Noisette

or

Roasted Vegetable Tian, Truffled Risotto, Ramps


Charles Krug Chardonnay

Complex bouquet with lemon blossom, baked pear, white floral and toasted marshmallow…

long citrus finish with an elegant balance.’

or

Charles Krug Generations Bordeaux Blend

‘Aromas of berries and pomegranate dominate with notes of tobacco, bay leaf and dark chocolate…

full-bodied with a firm…texture; it entices with flavors of mixed berries, vanilla, and toasty oak.’


FOURTH COURSE

Chef Markus’ Decadent Summer Dessert Selection


2017 Aloft Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense combination of blackberry and red raspberry…hint of lavender. Full-bodied with…freshly black tea and semi-dark chocolate. Bigger tannins, but extremely round and well-integrated.’


$150.00

Per Person Plus 11.75% Sales Tax & 20% Gratuity

Call 312.527.9535 for Reservations.



MEET ALYCIA MONDAVI



Born into the heart of both Napa Valley and California’s premier wine family, it is no exaggeration to say Alycia Mondavi and her three sisters were part of the wine industry from birth. Their family has owned and operated C. Mondavi and Family since 1943.

Just like her father and her sisters, Alycia received her first paycheck at a young age, working odd jobs at the winery, from the laboratory to the hospitality center. In 2005 she launched the Mondavi Sisters’ Collection, which now includes Aloft and Dark Matter wines.

In 2012, she joined her sister Riana as a fourth-generation family member working for C. Mondavi & Family managing the family’s high-end brand Aloft, a Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon made by Napa Wine guru Thomas Rivers Brown. In addition to her full-time job, she focuses on the joint-venture, Dark Matter Wines. With the help and brainstorming of her sisters, Mondavi oversees the marketing and customer relations for Dark Matter Wines for both the Zinfandel and the Limitless Cabernet Sauvignon.


In addition, Alycia manages the daily operations for Mondavi Sisters’ Collection as CEO and Co-Proprietress with her three sisters – Angelina, Riana, and Giovanna. She also continues to work closely with her family as a Brand Ambassador for C. Mondavi & Family to share the stories of the brands and her family’s legacy, one of the most storied in California wine history.


Although quite devoted to the Mondavi Sisters’ Collection, Alycia spends much of her free time helping with charities throughout the US. In 2018, she and her three sisters had the honor of chairing Auction Napa Valley as the youngest chairs, and successfully raised $13.6 million for their community.


MEET CHEF MARKUS FORD


Chef Markus Ford is known for his over-the-top dining experiences. Whether it be a new release for Dom Perignon, a private dinner for two with a staff of 45, a European holiday extravaganza or being the signature Chef of Burning Man, Chef Markus has done it all.


Markus studied at Le Cordon Bleu, where he began to first turn his love of fine food into an art form as a professional chef. In the past years, Chef Markus has traveled to over 20 countries and 40 landmark cities. Chef Markus believes in opulence and all his events reflect his refined personal style. This mantra allows him to transcend culinary boundaries and exceeds his client’s expectations. Chef Markus has worked for local and foreign business people, political figures, celebrities and royalty.

From TV appearances to private jets whisking him off to elite remote areas, Chef Markus keeps himself busy. His food has been tasted by Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre. He has cooked alongside such greats as Cat Cora & Chris Consentino. Chef Markus has shared the spotlight with cooking greats such as Todd English and Duff Goldman. His is looking forward to creating a culinary experience at Chicago’s Marchesa.


MARCHESA – 

RIVER NORTH’S HOUSE OF FINE FOOD, WINE & FUN


Marchesa is a chic, yet approachable, River North eatery serving delicious modern continental cuisine in an art-filled space inspired by Venice’s Guggenheim Museum. Knowing Chicagoans visit for charcuterie, escargots, caviar, steak frites, duck a l’orange, lamb chops and more with a full service bar and extensive wine and Champagne cellar. Open five nights a week for dinner – Tuesday through Saturday at 5:00 p.m. featuring a daily ‘Bubbles & Bites’ happy hour. Warm and polished service. Private events in luxe Parisian salon with charming treetop view of Wells Street. Jewel box Champagne Cave open Thursday through Saturday at 5:00 p.m. with DJ and dancing. 

Visit their website (www.marchesachicago.com)

or take a virtual tour at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ZPtLZsVvUmK

and follow the restaurant on Facebook or Instagram @Marchesa312.










 

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