The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers and is best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine gourmet nibbles and wine the way nature intended with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a three-month food and wine of the month Gold membership to Urban Harvest in Arlington Heights (a $225 value).
An emporium of epicurean delights, Urban Harvest supplies oenophiles and gastronomes with a global wine selection and gourmet comestibles, including hard-to-find treats such as aged balsamic vinegar, caviar, and unconditional love. Owner Mary Ellen Hogan's discerning palate seeks a uniformly delicious stock of edible wares, from worldly cheeses and delectable condiments to gourmet sauces and confections. Each month, Gold Club members get two premium bottles of wine from Hogan’s cellar of domestic and international red wines, white wines, and celebrated champagnes. These special bottles double date with two specially selected food delicacies (for example, an artisan cheese or one of 96 cracker varieties), selected to pair perfectly with the wines and whisper sweet nothings into their corks.
Seven Yelpers give Urban Harvest an average of 4.5 stars:
- Great Store for gourmet delicacies and yummy treats (and wines!) – Kathy R.
- The way the owner (who is super nice, btw) explained it to me: "My goal is to find the best versions of each item no matter where they come from. So it's not going to be cheap, but it's going to be delicious." And it is. – jeka m.
15 S Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005Get Directions