The Waterleaf Wine and Food on Sept. 14 was a smashing success. The delightful fall afternoon was the perfect backdrop to numerous unique wines and terrific bites of food.
The highlight of the event was the wine offerings. With 17 distributors, the variety was impressive. Guests could sample numerous varietals and regions. A few of my personal favorites were the La Capra Chenin Blanc, Adami Proseccor Bosco D Gica, and the TintoNegro Reserve Malbec. Every wine that I tried was lovely but these three were my personal favorites. Cabernet & Company of Glen Ellen offers the wines sampled at the event.
Waterleaf Executive chef Nadia Tilkian and College of DuPage cullincary students created a variety of food choices. From handmade pizzas from a wood burning pizza oven to artisan sausages and pasta, the food was strong accompaniment to all the wine offerings. Personally, the dessert table offered my favorite bites of the day. I couldn't choose between a decadent chocolate tart and the delicate macaroons, so I had them all.
While the Food and Wine festival may be over, Waterleaf is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday and brunch on the weekends. The restaurant offers a variety of season fare. A three course prix-fix dinner menu is available Wednesday through Sunday. The restaurant offers award winning wines to pair with the food offers.
Waterleaf is located in the Culinary & Hospitality Center (CHC) at College of DuPage. For information on upcoming events at Waterleaf, please visit its website at http://www.cod.edu/w/events.htm.