It doesn’t take much arm twisting to try a new-to-us spot in the city, so when a Twitter conversation with @GourmetRambler and @RealErin turned to meeting over wine and food, we were all for a tweet-up.
We met at Volo Wine Bar on April 1, but the at-cost pricing for Duval Leroy champagne was no joke. Over the course of the evening, the party bought out Volo’s supply. It was amazing to find a champagne I enjoyed this much.
We also sampled several of the appetizers and small plates from the menu, including their selection of cheese. This blue cheese was dry, sharp and the stand-out of Volo’s offerings. On the other end was a montchevre, mixed with herbs, that I swore tasted like onion dip. Once I made that connection, I couldn’t go back.
The house-cured salmon flatbread was recommended, as was the bone marrow. Both were tried and consumed over the course of the evening. Wagu beef, duck confit and potato ravioli were tempting, but will have to wait until the next visit.
We had a great time hanging out with new and old Twitter friends, and can’t wait to do it again soon. If you have a favorite spot, let us know and we’ll put out the word.
2008 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL 60618-6202