September 30, 2010 at 10:12 am (Current Events, What we are eating) (BYOB, cheese, Chicago, kelly cosgrove, lush wine and spirits, meat, menu, Mitch Einhorn, West Town, wine bar, wine geek, wine tasting)
Ms. Kelly Cosgrove, Employee of the Years, has taken on a new title. That of Director of Snacks. Exciting news! Wine and food pairing, in the house of LUSH. We have been dreaming [yeah, food dreams] of this moment for quite some time and are thrilled to share with y’all!
LUSH Wine Bar, 1412 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642. 312.666.6900. [Tuesday-Saturday, 5-10pm]. lushwineandspirits.com
LUSH West Town has launched the wine bar portion of the shop, and now has simple but delicious small plates available to nibble. Cured pig parts and fermented milk products are the focal point of the menu, along with indulgently delicious small bites of pork rilletes, duckfat popcorn, fried chickpeas with truffle oil, a daily sandwich, hummus, and other seasonal options. Owner Mitch Einhorn and Director of Snacks, Ms. Kelly Cosgrove, crafted a menu based on much research and tasting and personal experience. Edited. Tasty. Ms. Kelly will keep the menu fresh and popping with flavor, while following the seasons and fresh market produce.
Small plate prices range from $2 to $16. Perfect for sharing. Or all for you!
And, for the moment, the wine bar is BYOB. Thus, you are welcome to grab a bottle of wine or beer from the LUSH shop and come on over to snack and sip. As we move forward with licensing, the wine bar will have a small by the glass selection of wines and six brews on tap. Wine and beer menu will rotate along with the snack menu.
We have 8 bar seats, a communal table for 12, and couches and leather chairs for an additional 10 seats. Yummy and fun. So, now, in addition to interactive, fun & free wine tastings on Chicago Avenue, you can crack your very own bottle and stay for snackies!
Ms. Heather Sperling of the Tasting Table popped in for an exclusive interview to get things kicked off. Check out her initial impressions…http://tastingtable.com/ecs/3886.htm. Please contact kelly@lushwineandspirits for any press or media inquiries. Or call 312.666.6900.