A lifestyle brand centered around food and wine, today announced the opening of its twelfth Chicago area location in at 1801 Butterfield Road Downers Grove, IL 60515 on September 23, 2019. Cooper’s Hawk is an award-winning winery, restaurant, artisan market, and Napa-style tasting room concept with headquarters near the restaurant in Downers Grove. The company was founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery.
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“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 can enjoy 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 proudly led by Ryan Dallesasse. Ryan works closely with Executive Chef Matt McMillin to ensure the utmost in quality and presentation while redefining the modern casual dining experience. The contemporary-American menu is infused with international flavors, and each dish on the menu is listed with a bin number, guiding guests to their selection’s perfect wine pairing. The menu also includes a gluten free selection, as well as a kids’ menu, carryout and catering. Popular 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 restaurant’s design evokes the architecture of California wine country, welcoming guests into an environment that encourages conversation over food and 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.
Cooper’s Hawk is built upon McEnery’s passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. Crafted to please a range of palates, Cooper’s Hawk wines include selections that are accessible for those new to the world of wine, as well as complex and full-bodied options for more seasoned drinkers.
Cooper’s Downers Grove
1801 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Reservations: 331-215-9463 or at Open Table starting on Monday, September 23
Hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
About Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. A lifestyle brand focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives, Cooper’s Hawk is the 34th largest winery in the U.S. and home to over 400,000 Wine Club Members. The concept is a fusion of familiar elements – winery, modern casual restaurant, Napa-style tasting room and artisanal retail market – that has combined to create an entirely new hospitality experience. Cooper’s Hawk has won over 500 awards for its wine and has been named the Official Wine of the . Cooper’s Hawk wines are sourced, blended, aged, bottled and distributed exclusively through Cooper’s Hawk.
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