Thanks to cartoons, many Americans believe the correct way to taste wine is to take a sip, then witness something so shocking that it causes them to involuntarily expectorate. Skip the spit takes and sample wine correctly with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fine wines and hors d'oeuvres at Cellar Gate Wine Market in Highwood.
Cellar Gate Wine Market culls fine wines from vineyards around the world and supplements them with a suspiration-smothering menu of gourmet hors d'oeuvres. Cozy up around sumptuous dining tables and halt hunger with an order of braised wagyu short rib sandwiches ($8) or lobster cakes ($10), flavorful discs derived from lobster and sidekicked by a petite but mighty salad. Amid a warmly lit, gold-colored atmosphere replete with a wood-burning fireplace and thoroughfares lined with wine-stocked shelves, guests can peruse international wine offerings before retreating to the private courtyard for a high-stakes tongue staining match.
Six Yelpers give Cellar Gate Wine Market an average of four stars:
- I challenge you to find a more charming wine bar. Cellar Gate is home away from home. The owners and wait staff welcome you with a warm smile, friendly conversation and tasty wine suggestions. – Beth Anne C.