What do you do when a friend asks you to help? Of course, you help. That is what I have had the opportunity to do for my friend Enoch Shully, owner of the West Loop “hotspot” Bin 36! Want a great place for excellent food, an eclectic wine list, and cheeses and desserts you typically do not find just anywhere… look no further than 161 N Jefferson in Chicago. Wine 101 classes have been happening for the last year , 3-4 every season. This year’s classes began in February. I have done a bit of “copy and paste” from the website to give examples of the most recent classes, as well as one coming up in June- South African Wine Class! This is one not to be missed. Hope you will join us!
“Sweet Wines & Sweet Dessert
BIN 36 Pastry Chef Jeffrey Robinson and Owner Enoch Shully as they spend time discussing desserts and the wines that make them sing. This is a great opportunity to explore an area of food & wine pairing that can make the end of your meal as exciting as the beginning.”
“Artisanal Cheese Tasting Sample over 36 cheeses from around the world. Whether you enjoy silky, rich triple creams or funky, earthy blues, we’ll have something that puts a smile on your face! It’s a great chance to experience a broad spectrum of cheese, learn a bit about each from a BIN 36 expert, and find a few new favorites.
“South African Wine Class – June 7th
South Africa has much more to offer than a vast, open savannah and a pride of lions. Wine has become a part of the infrastructure, showcasing rich, complex and earthy expressions of each varietal. It’s well worth the trip. Owner Enoch Shully worked in the South African restaurant and wine industry for many years. Join him to taste some of his favorites — no passport necessary!”
This wine bar/restaurant has a beautiful outdoor seating area. Wednesdays are famous for the wine flight specials…not to be missed. Summer is a perfect time to sample the house made sangria- probably the best I have ever tasted! Next time you are in Chicago, stop by and let your taste buds be dazzled!