An Evening of Wine and Food Pairings with Orin Swift Cellars

Expand your wine palette with our beverage director, Gary Waldukat, during an evening of wining and dining with Orin Swift Cellars. The savory evening is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 18. The evening will feature a three-course menu, each dish paired with fine wines from Orin Swift for an all-inclusive tasting experience.

In 1998, David Swift Phinney founded Orin Swift Cellars. He first took interest in winemaking after learning about the process when he lived in Florence, Italy. Upon returning to the United States, David worked at a winery for several years until deciding to start his own. Orin Swift Cellars started with only two tons of Zinfandel, and David spent the next decade making wine for others, as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today.

Menu

Three courses of food paired with Orin Swift wine.

Reception

Macadamia shrimp and goat cheese fritter on a Frissel Crostini

Blankstare Sauvignon Blanc and Slander Pinot Noir

First Course

Aged cheddar soup with spiced Marcona Almonds

Mannequin Chardonnay

Second Course

Wild game hash with forest mushrooms crispy seared duck with Concord grape au jus.

Machete and Abstract Red Wines

Main Course

Braised short rib with Parisian root vegetables and twice-baked Duchess potatoes

Papillion Bordeaux Blend

Dessert

Whipped Ricotta cheesecake, macerated currants and cracked black pepper almond brittle.

8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel

Reservations are $150 for guests, $125 for club members and $100 for Uncorked Members, excluding tax and gratuity.

The Metropolitan members can reach out to concierge@themetchicago.com for their promo code and reservation.

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