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Newsletter - Flight 102 Wine Bar
Issue 21 ~ February, 2015
Love is in the Air
FEBRUARY’S WINE OF THE MONTH
DECERO 2012 MALBEC
MENDOZA ♦ ARGENTINA
February’s Wine of
the Month is a real
find to Flight 102’s
cellar!
Our first
featured Malbec
comes from the
Argentinian
Winery known as
Decero, meaning
“from scratch”.
This single vineyard beauty delivers
intense aromas of blackberry and violets while delivering
flavors of the darkest berries and bitter cocoa. The finish is
polished and “exquisitely balanced” and is the perfect gift
for Valentine! Pick up a bottle and a pair it with a gift
certificate from Flight 102 or better yet, bring your
sweetheart in for a true Flight 102 experience! Either way, it’s a win-win situation!
Located at 3500 feet, in the renowned Mendoza appellation of Agrelo, our one-of-akind Remolinos Vineyard takes its name from ‘Remolinos’ – whirlwinds which keep the
grapes dry and in perfect condition before being handpicked each vintage
Soils
Yield
Canopy
Harvest Date
Selection Steps
Sandy clay loams over gravels.
3.5–4.0 tons per acre.
Leaf plucking of east facing canopy; cluster thinning to 1-2 clusters per shoot.
Handpicked March 21st – April 25th, 2012.
Cluster selection when picking & second sorting within the small boxes.
Chef Basile has been busy in
the kitchen!
There is
definitely something for
everyone on our menu! Check
out these three new culinary
creations made just for you!
Let’s start with a beautiful dish
featuring Ono straight from the land where palm trees sway! Yep,
that’s right Poached Hawaiian Ono takes its rightful place on the
menu and is artfully displayed nestled atop
aged jasmine rice, winter vegetable
broth, braised celery, brussel sprout
leaves, and finished off with fennel.
This is an absolutely delightful dish!
Fish not your dish? No worries! Check out the new Flank
Steak. Pictured here cooked to rare perfection, this savory
masterpiece is rubbed in ancho chili powder and served over
Moroccan couscous with roasted red pepper, charred green
onions, chimichurri sauce and balsamic reduction. The ultimate
pairing comes in the Ventisquero “Grey” Cabernet Sauvignon
from Chile. Thankfully, we were able to secure a few more cases of this liquid gold so all
of our “Grey Lovers” fear not because this smoky, smooth cab is sticking around for a few
more weeks!
If you loved that news, guess what? There’s more…a
new dessert and its chocolate decadence to say the least!
In my opinion, one of Chef Basile’s most incredible
desserts this amazing dark Chocolate Lava Cake is
served alongside Orange/Marscapone ice cream with
candied orange peel, moscato/orange gelee and topped
with bitter cocoa powder. Oh and there’s some Italian
meringue served with it too! Enjoy this beautiful
displayed confectionary wonder with a glass of our most
popular Italian Moscato d’Asti, Bricco Riella.
Definitely some sweets for the sweet!
February’s Wine Tasting takes us to one of the wine
world’s hidden gems! If you have not had occasion to
indulge in the luxury of a South African cabernet
sauvignon than you are missing out! Fear not! We’ve got
your covered!
Join us on Monday, February 23, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. as Kevin Blais from Heritage Cellars
takes us through the region that is South Africa. Unable to export their beautiful wines due
to Apartheid, it was not until the 1990’s that the country was able to open up to the world
market and experience a renassaince of its own. Known for their lovely Chenin Blancs and
sultry Cabernet Sauvignon, this country will open up a part of your pallet you didn’t know
you had!
Reservations are required as seating is limited to 50 people. Tickets are $20 per person and
include tasting of 5 wines, light hors’douvres and a new found love of South African Wines!
Stop in or give us a call at 815.556.WINE (9463) to reserve your spot now!
If you have already been hit with “Cabin
Fever” this is a great opportunity to get
out and try something different! One
Stroke Certified Instructor Kathi Eastman
will be joining us on Monday, February
16th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Creativity will
flourish as we are guided on painting our
very own glass spring candle holder.
Kathi has been a certified One Stroke Instructor since 2004. Over the past 13 years,
Kathi has taught hundreds of paint students in several states. One Stroke Painting is
designed for any skill level. The One Stroke technique is an easy way to learn color,
highlight and shading all in one stroke. Tickets are $45.00/person – and must be prepaid to reserve your
spot & includes all materials & supplies, UNLIMITED glasses of house wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
You don’t have to pack your bags to enjoy a romantic evening. We promise a night
filled with romance and captivating entertainment.
Find love at Flight 102 or simply enhance the love you already have. The
atmosphere is ready and all we need is your company. Let our troubadours entertain
you while you indulge in the highest quality world wines and a fine dining
experience that is both authentic and satisfying.
We have the perfect weekend set up for you and your special someone! Beginning
on Friday, February 13th come on in for some sweet serenading by Kankakee
County’s very own Lupe and Melissa Carroll! Performance begins at 7:00 pm.
Lupe’s new CD will also be available for purchase that evening.
Then, on Saturday, February 14th, beginning at 7 pm, an evening full of smooth
jazz and romantic ballads from jazz guitarist, Freddie Franken and Chicago
vocalist Judith Honesty and bass player, Tyke Hendershot. A truly amazing
musical performance!
Did we mention that Chef Basile will have a special Valentine’s dish artfully
prepared and sure to please you and your Valentine? Just this Valentine’s weekend
only, indulge in a butter poached 8oz Lobster Tail and London Broil* prepared the
way you like it with the perfect glass or bottle of wine! Finish the evening off with
Chef’s Chocolate Lava Cake for the perfect evening!
Either way, whether you are looking for an amazing dinner or a beautiful glass of
wine while listening to the sweet serenading of our amazing entertainers, Flight 102
has something for everyone!
*limited quantities available
“ A Special Place”
We would like to close our February newsletter by sharing a poem from our dear friend Gail Matchette in
tribute to our home and yours…Flight 102. Thank you Gail!
My special place is cozy and warm,
Often a shelter from the storm.
Peace in the night, a glimmer of light,
With laughter and grins,
the Flight begins.
Wine in hand, a gourmet meal,
Calming colors, a Tuscany feel.
Faces are acquiantances soon to be friends,
A sense of family that never ends.
Whether you travel near or far,
Our special place will always be…The Wine Bar.

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