Lemon Tree Grocer

Downers Grove

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Two-hour wine class with appetizers; informal or private wine and cheese tastings

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. "Wine and cheese flight tasting for two" option not valid until 11/6/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

$35 for a two-hour wine class (an $80 total value)

  • Class takes place on Saturdays from 3 p.m.–5 p.m. (a $20 value)
  • Wine tasted in class (a $28 value)
  • Four to five appetizers (a $20 value)
  • $12 gift card for wine
  • Class focuses on wine varietals and how two wines born from the same type of grape can taste completely different.<p>

$5 for a Wednesday-night wine and cheese tasting at Zest Café (a $10 value)<p>

During the Wednesday-night tasting at Zest Café, located inside Lemon Tree Grocer’s wine department, wine vendors explain five to six wines from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each 2.5-ounce serving is paired with comparable meats and cheeses.<p>

$20 for a wine and cheese flight tasting for two at Zest Café (a $40 value)<p>

Customers can schedule a private tasting to sample a white- or red-wine flight at Zest Café, which is located inside Lemon Tree Grocer’s wine department. Four 2-ounce samples will be paired with 2 ounces of cheese. Wine and cheese pairings include Humboldt Fog and Le Drunk Rooster unoaked chardonnay as well as washed taleggio and Andeluna malbec.<p>

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.

Customer Reviews

Cori was wonderful and very cordial and helpful!
Patricia H. · January 29, 2013
It was really fun to do the wine cheese pairing. would definitely recommend.
Lisa M. · January 18, 2013
Food was delicious, very casual atmosphere, service was great.
Brooke A. · January 5, 2013

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