Terlato Wine Dinner at Two


On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Two (1132 W. Grand Ave.) welcomes renowned winemaker John Terlato of Terlato Family Vineyards for a special dining event, prepared by Executive Chef Tom Van Lente and his culinary team. The meal features the restaurant’s signature butcher-shop inspired cuisine, with each dish expertly paired with a selection from the Terlato family wine collection. The event will include a welcome reception with wine and passed appetizers, providing guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with Terlato and Van Lente. This exclusive event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is priced at $65 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Interested attendees can make phone reservations at 312.634.8363

“We’ve always had an appreciation for Terlato wines, so we jumped at the opportunity to develop a menu that complements their diverse brand portfolio,” says Van Lente. “It’s especially exciting to have John here at the restaurant to enjoy the paired menu in-person and visit with our guests.”

The Menu

Van Lente regularly works with local farms and is utilizing many regional purveyors for this dinner, including Swan Creek Heirloom Farms, Nichols Farm, Mick Klug Farms, and The Plant. The event features a Terlato Wine-paired menu including:

Passed Appetizer

Lobster, halibut, and scallop sausage with caviar on brioche

Chimney Rock “Elevage Blanc” Sauvignon Blanc-Sauvignon Gris blend

First Course

Seared sea scallop “elotes” with local corn, fresno chili, lime, and crispy coppa

Rutherford Hill Chardonnay

Second Course

Smoked suckling pig with roasted green garlic purée and a honey-butter biscuit

Sanford Pinot Noir

Third Course

Black pepper tagliatelle with beef short rib ragù and shaved parmesan

The Federalist Dueling Pistols Zinfandel-Syrah blend


Chocolate zucchini bread pudding with sea salt caramel and Chantilly cream

Terlato Vineyards Syrah

The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.624.8363.

Located in Chicago’s bustling West Side, Two, at 1132 W. Grand Ave., features locally sourced and thoughtfully executed butcher-shop inspired cuisine in an approachable and relaxed environment. Dinner is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 5-10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 5-11 p.m., and Sundays from 5-10 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Valet parking is available. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 312.624.8363.

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