Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants has announced the opening of its twelfth Chicago area location in at 1801 Butterfield Road Downers Grove, IL 60515 on September 23, 2019.
“This new location will bring new and exciting aspects of the Cooper’s Hawk experience to the near Western Suburbs,” says McEnery. “The venue will feature an expansive rooftop terrace, as well as a new food and wine tasting experience. With our corporate office now nearby, we are especially excited to deepen our connections within the thriving Downers Grove community.”
The Downers Grove location will be the first location in Chicagoland to offer the Cooper’s Hawk Reserve Tasting Experience. Guests will be offered a rotating monthly flight that will be paired with light bites served by attendants who can share insights into the wines and how they pair with certain flavors and foods.
The Downers Grove culinary team is led by Ryan Dallesasse. Ryan works closely with Executive Chef Matt McMillin. The menu also includes a gluten free selection, as well as a kids’ menu, carryout and catering. Dishes include:
Pan Roasted Barramundi -Blistered Green Beans, Grape Tomatoes, Ginger Rice, Thai Lemongrass Sauce 2 – BIN 73 Chardonnay
Shrimp & Scallop Risotto – Sweet Corn, Asparagus, Peas, Spinach, Parmesan, White Truffle Oil – BIN 30 Cooper’s Hawk Lux Sparkling
Ginger Soy Glazed Center-Cut NY Strip – Wasabi-Buttered Mashed, Oven-Roasted Vegetables – BIN 89 Cooper’s Hawk Lux Cabernet Sauvignon
Asian Pork Belly Tostadas – Scallions, Sesame Seeds, Cilantro, Radish, Sweet Chili BBQ Sauce – BIN 94 Cab Zin
In addition to the wine menu, guests can choose from a selection of craft cocktails and sangrias made with Cooper’s Hawk wine.
The space features a large indoor dining area that can accommodate 269 guests, a 101-seat rooftop space featuring a terrace and full-service bar adjacent to the dining area, along with an outdoor patio on the lower level that seats an additional 48 people. The venue also houses flexible private dining space for up to 48 guests. As with every Cooper’s Hawk location, the restaurant is fronted by a Napa-style tasting room and retail space. The Downers Grove location was designed by Aria Group Architects Inc., a local firm that has worked with Cooper’s Hawk for over twelve years.