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Waterleaf Restaurant Hosts Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner July 10

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Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will host a Chateau Montelena wine dinner on Wednesday, July 10.

Following a 6:30 p.m. champagne reception, guests will enjoy an exclusive four-course prix fixe dinner at 7 p.m. complete with Chateau Montelena (Napa Valley) wine pairings.

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"We are pleased to have Brian Baker, Chateau Montlena's Vice President of Sales and Marketing, joining us for the evening," said Jean Pierre Leroux, Waterleaf General Manager. "It is a marvelous opportunity for our guests to personally meet and chat informally about the winery."

Founded in 1882, Chateau Montelena Winery in Napa Valley, Calif., features 254 acres of picturesque land located at the base of Mount Saint Helena. The estate offers a diversity of soils and slopes that translate directly into the layers of complex flavors in the estate's wines. The land's diversified soil results in aromatic, rich and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, characterized by the unique earthy-berry flavor that is the Montelena Estate. The Chateau's decades-old

Zinfandel vines, planted in volcanic soil, combined with 10-year-old vines in alluvial soil, produce a wine with a spicy, ripe berry flavor.

Waterleaf in Glen Ellyn features a contemporary approach to fine dining led by Chef Nadia Tilkian, who has created new spring lunch and dinner menus that highlight the use of locally-grown, seasonal ingredients. Click here for a recent interview on WDCB FM 90.9, where Chef Nadia discusses her vision for the restaurant's spring selections.

Known for its use of fresh, locally-grown, seasonal ingredients, Waterleaf 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 OpenTables.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 the quality of producers on Waterleaf's list, as well as the restaurant's thematic matching of wines to its menu in both price and style.

The exclusive Chateau Montelena 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.

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

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