Jul 30, 2014

Great Escape: A Magnificent Finish

Reserve a spot for a mighty fine meal to be served next week at Naperville's CityGate Grille.

Great Escape: A Magnificent Finish

Whether or not our busy moms and dads like to cook, we know you could probably use a reprieve from scrambling to prepare the nightly family meal. Better yet, you may want to enjoy one that's made specially for you.

What better escape than a five-course dinner paired with five-award winning wines? You don't even need to decide what goes with what.

Join  and John Terlato of Terlato Wines International on March 23 for an evening of truly great finishes. A reception for the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

We know you're busy, but we hope a meal like this is worth a call to your baby-sitter, in-laws or that wonderful sibling who is always willing to come through in the clutch.

For $75 per person, diners who reserve spots in the "Magnificent Finish" meal will be served everything from rich chardonnays to hearty courses—like grilled lamb loin and porcini mushroom dusted halibut, to name a couple.

CityGate Grille offers a fresh version of American regional cuisine as it is matched with the historic and healthy recipes of the Mediterranean, according to its Web site. The menu's emphasis is on seafood, shellfish, organic local poultry and lamb, pasta, ancient grains such as amaranth, bulgar wheat and more.

Those wishing to RSVP should do so by calling CityGate Grille at 630-718-1010.

Check out the full menu below. We dare you to not to salivate.


  • Butter poached shrimp on a brioche tea sandwich
  • Wine: Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc


  • Roasted beet salad with goat cheese, bacon speck and a basil oil dressing
  • Wine: Sanford Chardonnay


  • Porcini mushroom dusted halibut with mushroom demi glace
  • Wine: Sanford Pinot Noir


  • Grilled lamb loin, Mediterranean marinated lamb loin, thyme-scented demi glace served with fingerling potatoes
  • Wine: Terlato "Devils Peak"


  • Assorted artisan cheeses
    Wine: Chimney Rock Elevage

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