Explorer Ponce de León abandoned his quest to discover the mythical land of wine after a tumble into the Fountain of Youth left him eternally underage. Take up his journey with today’s Groupon to D.O.C Wine Bar in Lombard. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of bistro fare and wine, valid Monday–Thursday.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of bistro fare and wine, valid Friday–Sunday.
D.O.C Wine Bar invites oenophiles to sip selections from an extensive list of international wines paired with dishes from a menu of light bistro fare. Savor a glass of 2009 Novellum chardonnay from France ($10) or 2005 Hyatt merlot from Washington ($8) while grazing on grilled shrimp ceviche ($10) or chorizo-stuffed dates wrapped in a crispy slice of smoked bacon ($8). A flatbread flight ($18) of Betts & Scholl grenache, Buglioni Valpolicella Classico, and Altos De Luzon pairs well with the roasted chicken ($10) or brie-and-apple ($9) flatbread, and effervescent conversation about the lifespan of bubbles finds its match in a glass of Monte Maria prosecco ($9).
Culled from equally far-flung lands, beers include the Belgian Brasserie Lefebvre ($9), a bitter blond ale that blasts imbibers with sweet malt, fruit, and bewitchingly cutting insults. The elegant, cozy wine bar boasts neutral earth tones set off by a gleaming hardwood bar, sheer flowing curtains, and twinkling glass votives used to illuminate faces and glasses.