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Waterleaf Restaurant Hosts Rhône Valley Wine Dinner Nov. 14

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Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will host a Rhône Valley wine dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 14, which will feature select wines from France's distinguished Rhône Valley.

Following a 6:30 p.m. champagne reception, guests will enjoy an artfully prepared Waterleaf four-course prix fixe dinner at 7 p.m. paired with premier selections from the southern region of France's Rhône Valley.

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Menu items and wine pairings include: Prelude -- Pan Seared Maine Scallop, Morel Mushrooms and Asparagus Puree (2011 Grand Bois Cotes du Rhone Blanc Viognier); Appetizer -- Roasted Monk Fish Tail, Parsley Coulis, Garlic Galette, Parsley Salad, Garlic Chips (2010 St. Joseph Blanc Celeste Chave Selection, Roussanne old vines organic); Entrée -- Braised Veal Loin Forestiere, Yellow Creamed Corn, Glazed Vegetables, Musroom Ragoût (2009 Hauts Chassis Crozes Hermitages Les Glets, Syrah, and 2010 Chateauneuf Du Pape Domaíne Grand Veneur, Alaín Jaume, Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre); Dessert -- Poached Apple Ring, Cream of Wheat Cake, Candied Apple Ice Cream, Cinnamon Twist Cookie.

Located along the majestic Rhône, the Rhône Valley vineyards have produced some of the world's best wines. In a climate where the heat of the sun is absorbed into the rocky earth, grapes are allowed to mature to their peak potential, creating rich and aromatic blends.

Waterleaf in Glen Ellyn features a contemporary approach to fine dining led by Executive Chef Jean-Louis Clerc. Known for its use of fresh, locally-grown, seasonal ingredients, Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn recently received a three-star review from Crain's Chicago Business. In addition, the fine-dining restaurant has earned Diner's Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on OpenTable.com, where it maintains a 4.6/5.0 rating.

Most recently, Waterleaf was one of just two first-year restaurants in DuPage County to receive a 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, recognizes Waterleaf's 200-plus wine selections, the quality of producers included on the list, and the restaurant's thematic matching of wines to its menu in both price and style.

The exclusive Rhône Valley wine dinner is offered at a price of $75 per guest plus taxes/gratuities. Limited spots are available. To make reservations, call (630) 942-6881 (reservations are not available through OpenTable.com).

For more information about Waterleaf, visit: www.waterleafrestaurant.com.

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