THE BOARDING HOUSE INTRODUCES SUNDAY WINE SPECIALS
Singh spotlights bottles from her cellar
Beginning in September, Chicago's favorite wine-driven destination, The Boarding House,is pleased to present a selection of specially priced bottles of wines every Sunday evening in the restaurant's spectacular, first floor bar. Each week, Proprietor and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh features a list of wines from her personally stocked cellar of over 450 global selections for only $28 (exclusive of tax and gratuity).
Spotlighted specials range from $100 bottles, to Singh's current favorites, to varietals she finds particularly interesting. All are selected to complement Chef de Cuisine Bjorn Rasmussen's seasonal menu, whose offerings have been specially tailored for Sunday evenings in the bar.
"We think this is a fun opportunity for wine lovers, both new and experienced, to discover something unique at an attractive price point," said Singh.
Selections will change frequently. Introductory offerings include:
2006 Gramona, Cava Imperial, Spain
Gramona's history in the Penedes region dates back to 1816 and today is one of the few remaining family-owned estates in the region. They age their Cavas a minimum of 18 months and an average of 4 years. Aromas of toast, brioche and baked apples.
2011 Adelsheim, Auxerrois, Oregon
Auxerrois is native to Alsace and is known for its light and refreshing flavors of green apples and citrus. This delightful wine makes for an easy-to-drink and quaffable summer sipper.
2011 Knoll, Gruner Veltliner, Federspiel, Austria
Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape variety in Austria, making up about a third of all the vineyard land in the country. Steely and concentrated with aromas of apricots, white pepper and mandarin oranges.
2010 Chateau la Roque, Pic Saint-Loup, Rose, France
Made from organically grown old vine Syrah and Mourvedre vines from vineyards located in the Languedoc-Rousillon area of southwest France. Richer in style with notes of raspberries, dried rose petals and Provencale herbs.
2010 Lemelson, Pinot Noir, Thea's Selection, Oregon
Eric Lemelson founded his winery on a spectacular 31-acre slope overlooking the coast range near Carlton, Oregon. Spice-scented aromas of black raspberries, cherries, star anise and hints of vanilla.
2010 Chateau de Lionne, Graves, Bordeaux
Blend of classic Bordeaux varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Flavors of cassis, black plums and currants with a firm and full-bodied structure.
2010 Mas Alta, Artigas, Priorat, Spain
Ripe and concentrated blend of Garnacha, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon. Flavors of ripe raspberries, dark plums and mocha.
Availability of the Sunday specials is limited, and is offered exclusively in the bar area. Bar seating is available on a walk-in basis.
The Bar at The Boarding House is open every Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
About The Boarding House
Opened in December 2012 by Proprietor and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh, The Boarding House is located in the heart of Chicago's River North neighborhood in a historic, multi-level building dating back to 1872. The restaurant includes an intimate, subterranean cellar lounge, a bustling first floor bar, and a dining room showcasing Alpana's carefully curated, 450-bottle wine list compliments The Boarding House's Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Private events are available for groups of all sizes.
The Dining Room is open Sunday and Monday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Bar is open Sunday through Friday: 4:30 p.m. to close and Saturday: 4:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Dining room reservations are available by calling (312) 280-0720 or visiting OpenTable. Bar seating is available on a walk-in basis.