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Banchet Dinner Series for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Vera

A very special evening with friends at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Jean Banchet dinner at Vera with Chicago female sommeliers; Rachael Lowe, (Spiaggia), Jill Zimorski, (Alinea), Liz Mendez (Vera), Alpana Singh (Boarding House, Seven Lions), and Rachel Driver Speckan (City Winery) paired with food by Vera’s Executive Chef, Mark Mendez.

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A very special evening with friends at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Jean Banchet dinner at Vera with Chicago female sommeliers; Rachael Lowe, (Spiaggia), Jill Zimorski, (Alinea), Liz Mendez (Vera), Alpana Singh (Boarding House, Seven Lions), and Rachel Driver Speckan (City Winery) paired with food by Vera’s Executive Chef, Mark Mendez

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Chicago female sommeliers; Rachael Lowe, (Spiaggia), Jill Zimorski, (Alinea), Liz Mendez (Vera), Alpana Singh (Boarding House, Seven Lions), and Rachel Driver Speckan (City Winery)

The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series 'New York' Malmsey, Special Reserve, Madeira

The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series ‘New York’ Malmsey, Special Reserve, Madeira

Reception at Vera

Reception at Vera

Reception at Vera

Reception at Vera

Banchet Dinner Series for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Vera

Banchet Dinner Series for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Vera

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2014 Frecciarossa Gil Orti ‘Sillery,’ Pinot Nero Bianco, Casteggio, Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardia, Italy

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Langoustine, lemon butter. 2014 Frecciarossa Gil Orti ‘Sillery,’ Pinot Nero Bianco, Casteggio, Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardia, Italy

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Pimenton seared scallops, vegetable escabeche. 2014 Domaine Montrose, Viognier, Vin de Pays des Cotes de Thongue, France

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Duck Breast, Braised Duck Leg, Foie Gras, Potato Puree. 2012 Sainte Croix ‘Le Fournas,’ Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Corbieres, France

2014 Domaine de Pallus 'Les Pensees de Paillus,' Cabernet Franc, Chinon, France

2014 Domaine de Pallus ‘Les Pensees de Paillus,’ Cabernet Franc, Chinon, France

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Wild Boar Meatballs, Tomato Braised Eggplant, Goat Cheese. 2012 Domaine de Pallus ‘Les Pensees de Pallus,’ Cabernet Franc, Chinon, France

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Pimenton seared scallops, vegetable escabeche. 2014 Domaine Montrose, Viognier, Vin de Pays des Cotes de Thongue, France

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Duck Breast, Braised Duck Leg, Foie Gras, Potato Puree. 2012 Sainte Croix ‘Le Fournas,’ Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Corbieres, France

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Wild Boar Meatballs, Tomato Braised Eggplant, Goat Cheese. 2012 Domaine de Pallus ‘Les Pensees de Pallus,’ Cabernet Franc, Chinon, France

The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series 'New York' Malmsey, Special Reserve, Madeira

The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series ‘New York’ Malmsey, Special Reserve, Madeira

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El Bufalet Blue, Quince, Marcona Almonds. The Rare Wine Co. Historic Series ‘New York’ Malmsey, Special Reserve, Madeira

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