Day 3 (yesterday) - Chicago, il - Dinner with my Valentine!
We decided to return to one of our favorite places, Bin 36.
Bin 36 offers an amazing culinary experience if you like wine and cheese. Or in our case champagne and cheese.
We started off with a Bubbles Flight, which consisted of 4 different types of champagne. 1) NV Brut Gruner Veltilner, Szigeti from Austria (a tad tart and refreshing), 2) NV Brut (Chenin Blanc), Tabernero from Peru ( peachy aftertaste), 3) 2001 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Bin 36, “10th Anniversary Cuvee,” from California, (a bit nutty), and lastly 4) NV Rose, Varichon Et Clerc, from France ( my favorite! Nice and sweet).
Next we had two different Cheese Flights. Fat Cats (super creamy and buttery) and So You Think You Know Know Cheddar. Each flight consists of 4 Cheeses. The Fat Cats flight contained: Burrata from Puglia, Italy (like butter!), Pierre Robert from Loire Valley, France (creamy and rich), Kunik from Nettle Meadow Farm, NY, and Gorgonzola Dolce from
Lombardy, Italy (a blue cheese with a strong finish). Our second flight was made up of 4 cheddars. Chevys Noir from Canada, Mt. Sterling from Mt. Sterling Co-Op, WI, Keen’s from Moorhayes Farm, UK, 10 Year from Hooks Cheese Co., WI. Each of these cheddars did not disappoint.
If ever in Chi-Town this is a place not to miss! Plus on certain nights you can catch a film there!