Featured Restaurant on Rick's DineSite Journal

DineSite: Everest

440 South LaSalle
40th Floor
Chicago, IL

Website: http://www.leye.com/restaurants/rest_home.jsp?id=9
  (312) 663-8920
Cuisine: French
Review: 19.5/20
Fabulous private dinner hosted by Darioush & Shapar Kaledi of Darioush Winery and Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier.  (Left to Right above - Olivier Bernard, Chef Joho, Shapar and Darioush Kaledi; Bernard, Kaledi and Rick McNees; Darioush Winemaker Steve McDevitt with Tom and Melissa Reedy; Rick & Linda McNees; Tom and Melissa Reedy; Dr. Dan Bade and Annie Hathaway; and Bernard LaBorie, President, Darioush Winery. 
Journal entries: Date, Atmosphere, Food, Winelist, Service, Other
June 20, 2004 -

Atmosphere is intimate and elegant with a fabulous view looking to the west suburbs from atop the Chicago Stock Exchange Building.
Atmosphere - 4.75/5

Food - The world-renowned cuisine of Chef/Proprietor J. Joho has earned top honors. Everest is a member of Relais & Chateaux/Relais Gourmand and Traditions et Qualite, and has received the Five-Diamond Award from AAA, the Mobil Dining Award, and top ratings from the Zagat Survey and Maitre Cuisiniers de France. The menu was prepared to perfectly compliment the wine selections - Maine Lobster Consomme, Madras Curry Sabayon, (Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 1986), Filet of Wild Line Caught Halibut w/ Hazelnut Emulsion (w/ mashed potatoes to die for!), (Darioush Signature Chardonnay 2002) , Carnaroli Risotto au Chevalier Rouge (Domaine de Chevalier rouge 2000), Sauteed Beef Tenderloin and Braised Oxtail au Cabernet, (Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2001), Assortment of Midwest Cheese (Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 1990), and Crispy Rhubarb and Strawberry Strudel, Fromage Blanc Glace, (Shapar 2000).
Food - 4.75/5

Wine - Everest's award winning wine list features the largest selection of Alsace wines outside of Alsace. Alpana Singh, the youngest Master Sommelier in the U.S. is available to compliment the cuisine with Everest wine selections.

The wine selections this evening featured Darioush Voigner 2002, Darioush Signature Chardonnay 2002, Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Shapar Late Harvest Riesling 2001 along with Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2000 & 1990, and Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 1986 and 1996. See Reviews/Journal.
Wine - 5/5

Service was exceptional in line with expectations.
Service - 5/5

Overall - 19.5/20



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