Oak Farm Vineyard Wine Dinner

in conjunction with Romano Wines,
we are pleased to present a wine dinner featuring the wines of Lodi’s

End of Summer Wine Dinner

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2020.
7:00 pm (reception at 6:30)

The Panella family, which had been in the area since 1936, farming walnuts and cherries and operating an agricultural trucking company, bought the 70-acre estate Oak Farms property in 2004 and began to transform it into a destination evocative of a clubhouse at a swanky golf course appointed with towering century-old oak trees and vines. Oak Farm’s wines, made by Dan Panella under the mentorship of consulting winemaker Chad Joseph and assistant winemaker Sierra Zeiter, are sweeping in variety and steady in execution. The lineup includes such staples of Lodi as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel alongside relative newcomers like Albarino and Fiano.

This is our last wine dinner of the 2020 summer season, and like our July dinner we will try and acommodate as many diners as possible outdoors. But if the weather turns inclement our guests must be willing to move indoors. At Cellars we strive to keep our diner’s experience safe, sanitary and socially distant. W hope you can join us for this special event.


Seared Scallop and Grilled Peach Salsa
Oak Farm Albarino

Serano Ham, Pear and Goat Cheese Cristini with California olive oil dressed greens
Oak Farm Sauignon Blanc

Chorizo and Rice stuffed Calamari, Romesco sauce
Oak Farm Tievole Blend

Carne Asada
charred skirt steak, salsa verde, butternut squash and achiote purée
Oak Farm Cabernet Sauvignon

Brie Fondue with Spiced Apple Compote, pastry crisps
Oak Farm Gewurtztraminer

Cost is $65 per person, tax and gratuity are additional. Seating is limited to 25 people per night, so reservations will be mandatory for this special event.

Please call (773) 944-1208 to reserve your spot

Celebrate Summer Wine Dinner

Celebrate Summer Wine Dinner

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
July 28th, 29th and 30th, 2020          7:00 PM (reception at 6:30)

The temperature is high, the garden is overflowing, the patio is set. Time for some refreshing, crisp, and easy wines to pair with the fresh flavors of summer. We have crafted a menu of summer flavors, fresh and bright, and Kate Strosahl-Johnson of Pure Wines have found some exiting pairings in an unexpected place. In South Australia, where the climate and ancient soils are suited to grow Italian varietals, we find some unique expressions through dry farming and restrained winemaking practices. This new world is making great strides interpreting the best of the old word. We hope you will join us to celebrate a safer today and the promise of a better tomorrow.


Alpha Box & Dice “Zaptung” Prosecco

Beet Cured Gravlax, Lemon Ricotta Blini, Caviar
Unico Zello “Jade & Jasper” Fiano

Watermelon, Rocket and Tomato Salad
With toasted hazelnuts, balsamic glaze and goat cheese “snow”
Alpha Box & Dice “Pink Matter” Rose

Zucchini “Noodles” with Grilled Shrimp, Avocado Pesto and Pico de Gallo
Unico Zelo “The River” Nero d’Avola

Lamb Loin with Roasted Eggplant and Mushroom Risotto
Unico Zelo “Cherry Fields” Dolcetto

Mixed Berry Galette with Salted Caramel Gelato
White Port

Cost is $65 per person, tax and tip additional.

To keep everyone safe and to follow City of Chicago Guidelines, seating is limited to 25 people per day. Some seating may be available outdoors weather permitting but guests must be willing so sit socially distant inside where our speaker will be presenting the wines.

Please call (773) 944-1208 to reserve your spot

Closed for July 4th

We will be closed Saturday July 4th. We are open for a special brunch and dinner on July 3. we reopen for brunch and dinner on Sunday, July 5. Happy Independence Day!

Closed for dining-in

Dear Friends and Neighbors-

Governor Pritzker has ordered all restaurants to close to dine-in patrons from Monday night to March 30. We will be open tonight (Sunday) and tomorrow. Monday night will be  our last burger night until April. If you are feeling well, we hope you will come in for this last hurrah before the hiatus. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the support of our community. If you are planning to come in, please call for reservations. We want to limit the number of diners so people can keep their distance.

We are working on a plan to have curbside pick-up and delivery with a limited menu available starting Friday. Please look for an email and check back here for details.

Thank you for your support. We will all get through this.

Toscano Grazie Wine Dinner


6:30 Reception 7:00 pm Dinner

What a night we have planned. Joe Dimaggio of Romano Beverage will be here to discuss the wines of Tuscan producer San Felice. We have an exciting menu of Tuscan tradition ready to pair beautifully with these wines.
Wednesday’s event with benefit Edgewater’s Care for Real Food Pantry.
We are excited to see our many friends.


Beef Carpaccio
shaved procini rubbed beef with parmigiano reffiano, artichoke, caper, roasted pepper and arugula.
San Felice Perolla Vermentino

Calamari al Griglia e Bietole
grilled calamari over Italian spiced beets and orange supremes
San Felice Ancherona Chardonnay

Halibut Toscano
grilled halibut over white beans with spinach and pesto
San Felice Chianti Classico

Peposo Dell’Imprunetta
black pepper braised beef with pearl onions and herbed polenta
San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva

Biscotti, Crespelle de Tiramisu, Bruscetta alla Frutta
San Felice Vin Santo

Cost is $65 per person, tax and tip additional.
Seating is limited so reservations are necessary.

Please call 773.944.1208 to reserve your spot

New Orleans Wine Dinner

Let the good times roll

6:30 Reception   7:00 Dinner

1st course
Eggs Sardou (poached egg, artichoke bottom, creamed spinach, hollandaise
Chateau Graville-Lacoste, Graves Blanc
2nd course
Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo
Touzot Macon-Villages Chardonnay
3rd course
crab stuffed trout meuniere
Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais
4th course
Blackened filet with roast potatoes and creole garlic sauce
Kermit Lynch Languedoc Rouge
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butter Sauce
Rough Rider Rye Boulevardiers
“If you plan on giving up alcohol for lent, wait til Friday (special dispensation)”
Cost is $65 per person, tax and tip additional.
Seating is limited so reservations are necessary.

Please call (773) 944-1208 to reserve your spot

Valentine’s Weekend

Shared Appetizer

Asparagus, Mushroom and Ricotta Cannelloni
Prosciutto, Arugula, Dried Cherry Salad with Poached Egg
Sesame Crusted Tuna, Asian Slaw, Sriracha Gastrique
Fried Calamari and Lemon, Arrabbiata Sauce
Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Walnuts, Rice Wine Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad for Two

Choice of Entree

Linguine with Shrimp and Broccoli, Blackened Cream Sauce
Bourbon Glazed Scottish Salmon, Grilled Sweet Potato, Julienne Vegetables
Honey Brined Pork Chop, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sprouts, Mustard Sauce
Chicken Saltimbocca with Haricot Verts, Mashed Potato and Marsala Sauce
Root Vegetable Pot Pie
Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Almonds, Arugula, Brown Butter Sauce
Scallops with Roasted Tomato Basil Risotto
Filet Oscar – Tenderloin Medallions with Crab, Asparagus and Bernaise, Mashed Potato

Shared Dessert

Brownie Sundae   Caramel Apple Bread Pudding      Strawberry Brown Butter Cake
Wine Poached Pear filled with Gelato        Carrot Cake          Cheese and Fruit Plate

*exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity

$5 New Amsterdam Martinis both nights!

 Please call (773) 944-1208 to reserve your spot

Oscars’ Party

Just a sample of what you will find on our buffets

Korean BBQ ribs “Parasite”

Broccoli Mac n Cheese vs Rigatoni Putanesca “Ford v Ferrari”

Serrano Ham and Asparagus with Grilled Calamari Tapas “Pain and Glory”

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Potato Skins “1917”

Yellow “Split” Pea Cakes with Aioli  “Marriage Story

Umberto’s Italian Sausage and Peppers “The Irishman”

German Chocolate Cupcakes “JoJo Rabbit”

Call 773 944 1208 to reserve your spot

Reservations highly recommended as SEATING LIMITED TO 60 GUESTS

This is the only service we will offer Sunday evening