Wine and fine food is a matched pair, like Cagney and Lacey or Wayne Gretzky and the only thing people remember about hockey. Slapstick your face with flavor using today's Groupon: for $24, you get one bottle of wine (up to a $20 value) and two appetizers (up to a $28 value) at Cellar Gate Wine Market in Highwood (up to a $48 total value).
Nestled beyond the European-inspired wine market at Cellar Gate is a parlor where sippers can order a bottle of wine and nosh on selections from the chalkboard hors d’oeuvres menu, with food service starting at 4 p.m. Pile various ingredients or the day’s accumulated compliments onto a selection of flatbreads, or conquer the beefy edifice of a Kobe burger ($9). Juicy dates roll in a protective sheath of bacon ($8) and the multiple flavors of a cheese plate ($14) pair nicely with the market’s extensive selection of wines. Glasses and gauntlets are filled a few times over with a bottle from Cellar Gate’s arsenal of grape nectars, harvested both domestically and internationally ($10+).
The parlor at Cellar Gate Wine Market is stuffed with Rococo-inspired décor, from furniture with ornate carvings to plush tufted chairs and a screen that plays home movies of Cleopatra. Step onto the outdoor courtyard peppered with umbrella tables and hanging glass bottles in a spectrum of colors.
524 Sheridan Rd.
Highwood, Illinois 60040