Indulge in a wine tasting adventure through one of Chicago's many trendy neighborhoods. We go to 3 or 4 places on each tour to taste different varietals of red, white and sparkling wine. At each stop we have selected a variety of food pairings to accompany your vino such as artisanal cheeses, house cured meats, pickled vegetables and fresh baked breads. The wine and food changes often as does the location.We rotate between Chicago's best neighborhoods like River North, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Andersonville and the Gold Coast. This tour has more drinking than walking and is a great tour in the cold weather. Ladies especially, love this tour and it is great for anyone who enjoys food, fun and drinking wine.
The tour starts at the Art-Deco themed Seven Ten Lanes. Make sure to take a look at some of the bowling and billiard's nostalgia along with historic Hyde Park photos on the walls. Have you ever tried Hyde Park mud? No, it's not referring to dirt. Hyde Park mud is a delicious dessert (invented by Kilwins) consisting of vanilla fudge filled with caramel swirls and pieces of dark chocolate fudge. On this foodie tour, you will have the chance to try Hyde Park mud and other amazing samples from a variety of restaurants and cafes. Your experienced guide will discuss discounts and coupons to help you save. In addition, your guide will teach you more about Hyde Park’s best places to eat. Note: Children are welcome. Accommodations can be made for those with dietary restrictions or allergies.Along the way, various points of interest are also on the menu. The original "Monster's of the Midway" football field and the location of the first sustained nuclear reaction by Enrico Fermi are located near the starting point. The legacy of 55th Street and Hyde Park itself are sure to fill you up on this 2 hour walking tour of the historic neighborhood.