Sam & Harry's Honig Wine Dinner Hosted by Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center

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Executive Chef Joshua Humphrey is creating a five-course menu while Elaine Honig selects wines for Sam & Harry's Honig Wine Dinner at Renaissance Schaumburg, Illinois Hotel on October 3, 2007.

Executive Chef Joshua Humphrey is creating a five-course menu while Elaine Honig selects wines for Sam & Harry's Honig Wine Dinner at Renaissance Schaumburg, Illinois Hotel on October 3, 2007.

For those who savor great food and wine, what better way to celebrate an autumn evening than with a fabulous dinner and perfectly paired wines?

On October 3, Sam & Harry's Schaumburg, IL restaurant, and Elaine Honig will host the Honig Wine Dinner. The appetizer and wine reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. All five courses will be paired with a Honig Vineyard wine. Ms. Honig will be available to discuss her family's wines and chef Humphrey will talk with guests about the pairing of the menu. The cost is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Since 1964 Honig Vineyard and Winery has been producing high quality wines. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, the company is still family-owned and operated. The Honig family works actively to maintain a farming system that is in harmony with the environment. Elaine Honig joined the business in 1986, and now serves as the creative director, responsible for marketing, branding and public relations. She will bring some of the best wines this Napa Valley vineyard has to offer to complement the bold, rich tastes of each course.

The menu that Chef Humphrey has created for the Honig Wine Dinner at Sam & Harry's restaurant in Shaumburg, Illinois showcases his culinary talents as well as the versatility and depth of Honig wines. The following are the course in order of which they will be served:

Passed Hors d' Oeuvres
Fried Oysters
Crab Cakes

Dinner Menu:

Second Course
Mixed Greens with Truffle Vinaigrette and Poached Quail Eggs
Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2006

Third Course
Roasted Sea Bass with Lemongrass Broth and Fig Balsamic Reduction Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, 2005

Fourth Course
Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras Butter and Cabernet Demi-glace
Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2004

Trio of Key Lime, Crème Brulee and Panna Cotta
Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, 2005

Why not make the night even more special by staying at the acclaimed Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel after the last morsel of dessert is gone and the last glass of wine is empty? With luxurious Chicago hotel suites, highlighted by hardwood floors and intimately elegant chandeliers, it's the perfect end to an exquisite evening.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your seat at the Honig Wine Dinner please contact Kelly Larson at 847-303-4013, or Reggie Abesamis at 847-303-4008. Sam & Harry's is located at 1551 Thoreau Dr. in the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. For more information on Sam & Harry's, please visit

About Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center:
Be amazed by a Schaumburg, IL hotel boasting a contemporary design that is expressive, yet functional at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center. Situated 30 miles from Downtown, this Northwest Chicago, Illinois hotel blends futuristic architecture with a heightened appreciation for the surrounding natural wetlands. Designed by the renowned John Portman & Associates, this Schaumburg Convention Center and Chicago area hotel creates a setting that provides an exceptional gathering place. Over 148,000 square feet of technologically enhanced meeting space is perfect for a variety of business and social events ranging from sizeable corporate conventions to intimate wedding receptions. Located only one mile from the legendary Woodfield Mall, this Schaumburg Illinois Hotel is just minutes from upscale dining and shopping, as well as a number of tourist attractions. Experience true luxury at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, where the heartland meets the 21st century. For more information or to make a reservation call 847-303-4100 or visit


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