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Event Tue Aug 12 2008

Dinner, Wine and a Movie

It seems Hollywood took the cue from Sideways that wine lovers like movies. So hoping to follow on that film's coattails is Bottle Shock, about the 1976 upset win by Napa Valley wines over French wines in a blind taste test.

Sam's Wine & Spirits sees a good opportunity for cross-promotion when they see it. They've teamed up with Muvico to offer a special dinner and movie event on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Movico theaters in Rosemont. For $90 (plus tax and tip), you get complimentary valet parking, a four-course dinner at Muvico's Bogarts Bar & Grill with apropos French and California wine pairings by Sam's, a ticket for the movie and popcorn and a beverage to enjoy in the theater during the private screening. Dinner starts at 7pm, movie starts whenever it's over.

Reservations are required, no later than Thursday, Aug. 14; call Nikki Augsburger at 847-447-1037 to make yours.

The evening's menu is listed after the jump. You can read our own Steve at the Movies' review of Bottle Shock here.

First Course:
Homemade Basil crepes filled with a scallop fricassee and served with a sweet garlic beurre blanc
(Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc, Viongnier)

Mixed greens, cured olives, tomatoes, onions, and a shallot and fresh oregano vinaigrette served with a fresh baked feta turnover
(Kunde, Sauvignon Blanc)

Main Course:
Cabernet braised beef ribs with parmesan polenta, grilled artichoke hearts and a cabernet sauce
(Chateau Montelena, Cabernet)

Homemade flourless chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce
(Chandon Blanc de Noir, Carneros)

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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