webster's wine bar.

one of my only major complaints about chicago is that we don't have enough wine bars ... because, in my opinion, wine bars are the best. here are the reasons why :

1. they are generally quiet. you can hear yourself & your friends talking.

that's it. that's the reason that wine bars are the best.

anyway, when date night rolled around last week, josh & i decided we wanted somewhere quiet ... to sip vino & eat small bites. enter webster's wine bar. webster's is located on webster avenue (i wonder how they came up with the name ...) right across from the movie theater. which makes it the perfect pre- or post-movie spot.

a bit about this lovely joint : "we still strive to maintain a comfortable & relaxing atmosphere where beginners & experts alike can enjoy a great glass of wine & escape the stress of daily life." does that sound great or what? 

here's what i had ...

catalan style pan con tomate :
tomato, olive oil, garlic & marcona almonds.
i loved the chunkiness of the tomatoes on here -- quite different from all the pan con tomate i ate in barcelona. as always, delicious. 

 house blended olives :
cuquillo, manzanilla, garlic-stuffed gordals, nocellara & castelvetrano.
as you know, when i see olives on a menu, i get olives. these were all fantastic.

sautéed brussels sprouts :
garlic, shallots & lemon.
i'm not sure when my love of brussels sprouts came to be, but it is here & it is not changing. this version was super garlicky, so i obviously loved every bite. 

roasted ratatouille :
eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers & onions.
at this point in the meal, i was just pretending i was still hungry, when in reality - i was full of wine. (it is a wine bar, after all.) but that doesn't mean i didn't completely love this dish. our server recommended it & i am quite pleased that she did!

to sum up, webster's is generally perfect ... check it out.

webster's wine bar
1480 w. webster avenue
chicago, il 60614