On April 27, 2014, Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago is pleased to present a decadent four-course dinner paired with the California wines of MacPhail Winery. Vineyard owner James MacPhail will be on hand to discuss all of the evening’s wines. This exclusive dinner will take place in the Rowe Room of Shaw’s Chicago with check-in and a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the first course of food served at 6:15 p.m. The price for the evening is $90 per person (excluding tax and any gratuities applied). Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Shaw’s Crab House.
The menu for the evening includes:
Oysters on the Half Shell – Watermelon Granité
Rosé of the Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA 2013
Crab Salad – Vine-Ripened Tomato, Arugula, & Pistou Sauce
Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, CA 2012
Rye-Crusted Halibut – Pickled Beets & Roasted Fennel Purée
Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA 2011
Peppercorn-Crusted Filet – Roasted Potato, Shallots, & Fresh Herb Salad
Frattey Sham Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA 2009
Dark Chocolate & Cherry Soufflé Cake – Caramel Buttercream
Ferrington Vineyard Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA 2009
About MacPhail Winery
James MacPhail, producer of small-batch Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rose from the Sonoma Coast, Russian River, and Anderson Valley, has developed his own customized winery in Healdsburg, California. It was completed in time to receive the 2008 harvest – MacPhail Family Wines’ sixth vintage. “This little winery allows me to fine tune my winemaking, crafting small lots with traditional techniques, minimal intervention, and hands-on attention,” says James. “My use permit is for only 5,000 cases, so production will remain small in scale and personal in style.”
The 4,400 square foot structure, bathed in natural light, houses 10 small (6-ton) French oak and stainless steel fermentors. In the barrel room, 270 oak barrels from 14 French coopers stack to the ceiling. James installed corridors of river rock between the barrel rows – “a nod to Burgundy.” Outside the winery is a unique constructed wetland that reclaims all of the winery wastewater. For more information, please visit www.macphailwines.com.
Shaw’s Crab House, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, features a 1940s-style take on the seafood dining experience, with retro leather banquettes, polished wood floors and Art Deco touches. The Oyster Bar provides a more casual setting for diners and serves up live music five nights a week at the Chicago location and Friday and Saturday nights at the Schaumburg location. Shaw’s-The King of Crab!