450 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Parking: Public Lots
Days & Time: Any day, Any time
Drink Special: $6/glass Gotham Project wine
Food Special: None
Food Special: None
One of the perks of writing for The Happy Hour Tour is being introduced to new places, so when a Chicago publicist reached out to inquire if we ever cover Chicago, I was thrilled to tell her of my relocation plans. I haven’t had a lot of experience as a legally drinking adult in Chicago because I headed west at 21 years old. Now that I’ve returned to the Chicagoland area, I’m looking forward to discovering what may become my favorite bars and restaurants.
For my first experience back in the city, I invited my friend Sara to a wine & food pairing at Bombay Spice. Bombay Spice is a modern restaurant that serves Indian food with a variety of wines. The current special is on Gotham Project wines at $6 a glass. However, I’ve been told that the wines are so popular that there is no current end date on the special.
|It's wine time! |
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Our server, Yule (like the holidays!) was well versed about the three wine & food pairings we enjoyed. First up was a Riesling paired with a Quinoa House Salad with Shrimp. I normally would have a Riesling with something sweet like dessert but Yule explained that it went well with the citrus flavors of the shrimp and he was right!
Next up was Chardonnay with Grilled Chicken Marsala. I’ve never been a big fan of Chardonnay because most have a buttery after-taste. However, there was no butter taste with this wine so I finished the whole glass! I believe I liked this wine more than most chardonnays because the creators of Gotham Project wines store their wines in stainless steel kegs as opposed to wood barrels that give most wines different flavors, whether it be smokey, woodsy, or buttery.
For the final course, we had Cabernet with lamb chops served with mint, cilantro yogurt sauce. Yule also brought out a sweet & tangy sauce and spicy sauce to try as well. Yule explained that because the wine was chilled in stainless steel that it needed to sit for 10 minutes to reach its full flavor, so he preordered before bringing it out. The cabernet wine was my favorite because I just love to try new reds and I kinda dug that story behind it.
Sara & I agreed that we would definitely return to the cute space for wine and eats. Bombay Spice Chicago does not have happy hour, but their Phoenix location does. Perhaps, JB can hit it on one of her adventures to Phoenix.
Thanks to Sonja Loges at Korshak Inc. for making the arrangements! The wine & food was complimentary. All opinions are my own.