Waterleaf In Glen Ellyn To Host Octoberfest Wednesday, Oct., 16 - Saturday, Oct. 19

Waterleaf restaurant (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, 630-942-6881) is offering a special three-course prix fixe dinner menu in celebration of Oktoberfest, Wednesday, October 16 through Saturday, October 19. The special Oktoberfest menu includes a first course of Gnocchi with Parmesan sauce and prosciutto paired with choice of Lagunitas PILS Czech Style Pilsner or Two Brothers Side Kick Extra Pale Ale; entr´┐Że of Braised Beef Short Rib in French country Ale paired with Lagunitas Little Sumpin "Sumpin" Ale or Two Brothers Domaine DuPage French Country Ale, and dessert, Peche Mel Belgium Ale with Peach Juice from Brasserie Dubuisson from Belgium & ice cream floater. The cost is $38 plus tax and gratuity.

Waterleaf Fall Cooking Classes Scheduled

Waterleaf Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian is offering a series of fall cooking classes at Waterleaf (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, 630-942-6881) beginning with a class on braising, 10 a.m. to noon, October 26. Nadia will be teaching guests how to prepare Braised Beef Short Ribs and Pork Shoulder. The cost of $35 per person.

Additional cooking classes will be held throughout the fall including a Nov. 16 class on "How to Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers" and one on December 14 on "Entertaining Made Easy". All classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon. Details will be available on the Waterleaf website at http://www.waterleafrestaurant.com or by calling the restaurant at 630-942-6881.

About Waterleaf

Waterleaf restaurant is located at 425 Fawell Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, IL. The 150-seat restaurant lead by General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux and Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian is a hidden gem, nestled on the campus of the College of DuPage.

Featuring moderately priced brunch, lunch and dinner options, expect to find locally-sourced ingredients on its approachable menu. In addition to a seasonal a la carte menu, Waterleaf features specials events like wine dinners, a prix-fixe 3-course dinner for $33 and an annual food & wine festival every fall.

The contemporary light filled dining room is the understated counterpart to exciting eclectic cuisine. The main dining room has a modern decor and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Its walls display a collection of black-and-white lithographs by renowned American artist Richard Serra. There's a cozy bar area to enjoy libations and light snacks. Waterleaf restaurant has earned Diner's Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on OpenTable.com, where it maintains a 4.8/5.0 rating.

Most recently, Waterleaf received its second consecutive 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, acknowledges that Waterleaf's beverage program is consistent with its dining concept, style and price point. The restaurant is widely recognized as the dining destination of choice for foodies living and visiting Chicago's western suburbs.

Waterleaf serves lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; dinner hours are 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Brunch is served 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 630-942-6881 for information or reservations or visit, visit: www.waterleafrestaurant.com.


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