Usher in Autumn with Silver Oak Cellars Wine Dinner

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Sam and Harry's and Chef Joshua Humphrey Pair Exceptional Food with Wines from California Vintner

On October 30, 2008, Sam & Harry's at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel will host an elegant Silver Oak Cellars Wine Dinner. The dinner will feature outstanding cuisine paired with wines from the renowned Napa Valley and Alexander Valley winery. Executive chef Joshua Humphrey of this Schaumburg, IL restaurant has created a four-course menu featuring dishes that reflect the autumn season. The evening begins with an appetizer and wine reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $150.00, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited, so please call 847-303-4013 to make reservations.

Silver Oak Cellars has been one of California's top wineries since 1972. A family- run business, Silver Oak has orchards in both Napa Valley and Alexander Valley, CA. With a true determination devoted to perfecting one varietal at a time, Silver Oak is known specifically for its Cabernet Sauvignon, with strong, opulent flavors and velvety texture. In March 2008, Silver Oak was voted among the Top 5 Most Requested Wines in Wine & Spirits 19th Annual Restaurant Poll.

Chef Humphrey created a menu that showcases both the Silver Oak Cellars wines and the produce and products that are so appealing in the fall. The dishes served that evening include:
Schaumburg Restaurant Dinner Menu

~First Course~
Teardrop Tomato Salad with a Tarragon Goat Cheese Mousse
and Crispy Sweet Potatoes
Twomey Pinot Noir 2005

~Second Course~
Braised Oxtail Soup with Shitake, Morel, and Thumbalina Carrots
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2003

~Third Course~
All-Natural Tenderloin of Beef Seared with Tangerine Glaze, Paired with Braised Quail and Roasted Cippolini Onion, Pan Jus
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2003

~Dessert~
Poached Pear and Mascarpone Tart with Orange Caramel and Candied Pistachios
Twomey Merlot 2004

Sam & Harry's is located at 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL in the Renaissance Schaumburg Luxury Hotel and Convention Center. Open Monday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For reservations, call 847-303-4013, or for more information, please visit http://www.samandharrys.com.

About Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center:
Situated 25 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, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel creates a setting that provides an exceptional gathering place. Conveniently located, this Schaumburg Illinois Hotel is near Woodfield Mall, offering world-class shopping and upscale dining. 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 http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/chirs.

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