While in Chicago last month for the Greening the Heartland Conference I wandered west on Randolph to an area the concierge referred to as restaurant row.” Just west of Harpo Studios I came across City Winery Chicago, and given my love of wines and wineries, decided to check it
out. The restaurant has a lovely patio area out front and a large, open dining area with exposed beams, and large, glass walls that show off the stainless tanks. Since I was dining alone, I hopped up to the bar and started talking to the bartender about which wines they make on-premises. I settled on a glass of the 2012 West Loop Red which is a blend of Lodi Valley Zinfandel and Petit Sirah. Once I had my selection made, she immediately
offered to give me a tour, so glass of wine in hand, off we went. The operation doesn’t seem large, but very organized and they do produce several different varietals on-site. Post tour I decided on an order of the burrata with marinated tomatoes accompanied by chilled, grilled asparagus. Both were wonderful, but I’ll confess I’m a sucker for good burrata any time. So, next time you’re in Chicago and looking for someplace new to eat, check out City Winery Chicago, 1200 W Randolph Street.
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