Though the noble experiment of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that could shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$20 for wine and cheese flights for two at Zest Café (a $40 value)
$35 for a wine class for one (an $80 total value)
- Two-hour wine class (a $20 value)
- Wine tasted in class (a $28 value)
- Cheese plate with four artisan cheeses and crackers (a $15 value)
- Fresh fruit tray (a $5 value)
- $12 gift card for wine
During wine and cheese flights for two, customers can schedule a flight of red or white wines at Zest Café, located inside Lemon Tree Grocer. Four 2-ounce samples will be paired with 2 ounces of cheese. Wine and cheese pairings may include Humboldt Fog chèvre with Four Vines Naked chardonnay or washed taleggio with Andeluna malbec. Flights are available Tuesday through Saturday; Zest Bistro closes daily between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Two-hour wine classes, which take place on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., focus on wine varietals and how two wines born from the same type of grape can taste completely different.
Lemon Tree Grocer
Renowned chef Tim Canning and co-owner Shaun Black lead a team of skilled butchers, cheesemongers and culinary specialists at their Downer’s Grove grocery store Lemon Tree Grocer, which specializes in natural and organic foods. The cheerful food purveyors greet shoppers with smiles, calling locals by name and newcomers by spirit animal and making recommendations on the best wines, cheeses, and produce. In addition to traditional grocery items, the modern store stocks vegan, gluten-free, and kosher products, as well as responsibly raised and sustainable fish and meat selections from growers such as Niman Ranch.
Driven by the idea that good food pairs best with good conversation, Zest Café features a communal table for dining and socializing, as well as private tables for sipping wine and whispering nutrition facts. The lunch and dinner menus are casual but gourmet, replete with rich ingredients such as Maine lobster and croissants. Special events such as live music, wine tastings, and occasional synchronized grocery-cart frolics make the shopping experience unique and spirited.