Countless restaurants host weekly brunches — typically on the weekends, and often restricted to Sundays — when they offer extensive buffets or otherwise expand their menus with an array of creative dishes.
Most of those brunches serve sparkling wine-based beverages such as bellinis or screwdrivers. Others simply pour sparkling wine by the glass, often “unlimited.”
So, considering so many restaurants use wine to “sell” food, why shouldn’t a wine bar be able to use food to “sell” wine?
Well, at Chicago’s Ampersand Wine Bar, that’s exactly what’s going to happen on Saturday, February 6.
That morning at 11 a.m., Ampersand will play host to a three-course brunch featuring wine and house-made cocktail pairings.
One of the courses will be a salmon belly dish that was featured on Chicago’s WGN-TV. House-made pastries also will be served.
Ampersand Wine Bar has been about culinary pairings from its very beginning — wine and cheese… charcuterie and small plates… coffee and dessert… comfort and service… refined and approachable… luxury and simplicity.
And on February 6, the lucky people of Chicagoland will have the opportunity to experience Ampersand’s take on brunch. The cost is $45 per person, and ticket information is available here: http://www.ampersandchicago.com/tickets/wine-brunch