Dining Affairs

Appears in the July 2018 issue.

Eat and drink your way through a bevy of July culinary events

July 17
Cooper’s Hawk, Naperville
A Sip of Summer
This monthly wine club event features heirloom tomato panzanella paired with riesling, BBQ ribs and grilled artisanal sausage paired with cabernet zinfandel, plus peach and berry lemon pound cake with ice wine.
$65/person, chwinery.com

July 25
Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood, Naperville
Trichero Wine Dinner
This four-course meal includes hand-selected pairings from a family-owned boutique winery in Napa Valley.
$89/person, petemillers.com

July 26
Cosley Zoo, Wheaton
Cosley Uncorked
This wine tasting includes more than 50 wines, live music, raffles and animal experiences. Famous Liquors will be onsite selling discounted wine; 10 percent of sales will benefit the zoo.
$40/person, $75/couple, cosleyzoo.org

July 28
Two Brothers Tap House, Warrenville
For the Love of Hops Festival
Peruse a ridiculously long beer list at this new 21+ event, described as “the biggest beer event Two Brothers has ever thrown.” Enjoy food and live music. Proceeds benefit Giant Steps.
$5 to 60/person, twobrothersbrewing.com

July 31
Stolp Island, Aurora
Downtown Taste
Get a taste of the city’s eclectic cuisine at more than two dozen restaurants. The event, which features free trolley rides to participating restaurants, kicks off downtown Aurora’s Restaurant Week, which runs from July 31 to August 5.
$30/person, auroradowntown.org