15th Anniversary – Annual French Wine Dinner

Date(s) - 03/12/2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Annual French Wine Dinner at Volo Restaurant Wine Bar

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 7pm


Come celebrate with us at our Annual French Wine Dinner as we raise a glass to Volo’s 15th Anniversary and find out why Volo is among the Top 10 Most Notable Wine Lists (OpenTable) and Best Wine Bars In Chicago (Thrillist).

Join us Thursday, March 12th in what has become a highly anticipated annual event, when we will be pouring stellar hand-picked boutique wines from France paired with a sublime five-course menu created by Chef/Partner Stephen Dunne.  The event will take place in Volo’s cozy urban/chic dining room and bar located in charming Roscoe Village.

Arrive early and enjoy an aperitif with Wine Director / Managing Partner Jon Young for what is sure to be an event full of exciting wines, great food, and good cheer!

Guest Arrival 6:45pm, Seating 7:00pm, Dinner Served 7:15


Previous Menu Items & Pairings (2020 Menu TBA):


Hamachi Cru; ginger, apple, coriander
Pairing: Charles de Fère, Réserve Blanc de Blancs, Loire

Scallop; pickled maitake mushroom, asparagus, langoustine cardinal sauce
Pairing: Pont de Gassac Blanc, Vin de Pays de l’Herault

Ris De Veau; crispy sweetbreads, bacon, chicory, endive, quail’s egg
Pairing: Domaine Guillemard-Clerc, ‘Les Parties’, Bourgogne Blanc (“Baby” Puligny-Montrachet)

Feuilles De Brick; duck confit pastry, duck demi glacé
Pairing: Chateau Maris, Minervois Rouge

Chocolate Dacquoise
Pairing: NV Pierre Ferrand, Pineau des Charentes


$85.00/guest includes tax (gratuity extra) – Secure Your Tickets Here


There will also be an exclusive pre-order wine purchase opportunity with special pricing at the end of the event for attendees to purchase their favorite selections from the wines featured at the dinner. Once wines arrive, guests can pick them up at Volo, and enjoy a 20% discount on food the evening they come to pick their order up.


Advance online ticket purchase is recommended. All size parties welcome. Besides just having a love for great food & wine, this is an ideal event to share with friends, celebrate a special occasion, surprise your favorite Francophile, treat an important client or reward staff!


About Chef Partner Stephen Dunne:  Before arriving in Chicago, Stephen worked in celebrated restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, & San Francisco in addition to training at the 3-Star Michelin Restaurant Lucas Carton in Paris. Once in Chicago, he took over Chef de Cuisine positions at Spago Chicago, and then the recently opened MK. Stephen & Jon joined forces in 2005 to open Volo. This year’s menu will reflect his love for and passion for French food & wine.

 Top 10 Restaurants Most Notable Wine Lists – Open Table / Chicago

 The Best Wine Bars In Chicago – Thrillist

 “#1 Hidden City Patio” – Chicago Magazine

 Chicago’s Best: Alfresco – Chicago’s Best CLTV

 “City’s Best Date Spot” (Voted Top 4) – AOL Cityguide

 “Best Wine List” & “Best Wine Bar” – Best of Citysearch