Friday, June 29, 2007

Live Music at Cab's

You don't have to to go far for live music. Cab's Wine Bar Bistro in downtown Glen Ellyn is a great place to enjoy great food, good wine and live music. Here the lineup for several bands that will be playing at Cab’s Bistro during the next few weeks.

—.D'mestic Haze will hit the stage this Saturday, June 29. The show starts at 10 p.m. (

—Friday, July 6, Majors Junction will perform. Their show starts at 10 p.m. They were featured on the radio station—WXRT’s “Local Anesthetic” this past week with DJ Richard Milne.

—Saturday, July 14, the Danny Draher Band (Winner Best Band—New York Jazz & Blues Society 2004) will be playing following the Glen Ellyn jazz fest. The show starts at 10 p.m.

Cab's Wine Bar Bistro is located at 430 N. Main Street (630/942-9463;

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Isabella’s Estiatorio's Wine Dinner

Geneva, Ill., is a great town to visit. There's the river to take walks and the downtown area is cute with shops. Swedish Days just happened this past weekend, which is always fun to sample different foods and visit street vendors.

But, above all, Geneva boasts a number of great restaurants. One is Isabella’s Estiatorio, which is hosting a dinner event this coming Wednesday, June 27—with Landmark Vineyards Wine ($85 per person; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

Here's a peek at the menu:

Baked Cod, paprika pork belly, baby squid & chick peas
2005 Landmark Vineyards, Chardonnay,”Overlook”

Roasted Beet, Manouri, Candied Walnut Salad, Chive & Walnut Dressing; Orange Crème Fraiche
2004 Landmark, Chardonnay, Lorenzo Vineyard

Copper River Wild Salmon Pine wood scented, leeks gratin, fig jam, pine nuts pesto
2004 Landmark, Pinot Noir, Kastania Vineyard

Aegean spiced Kobe Short Ribs, creamy grits, roasted peaches, Kalamata olives, cured Meyer lemon
2003 Landmark Syrah “Steel Plow”, El Farolito Vineyard

Cambozola cheese cake with fresh glazed apricot
2003 Landmark, Chardonnay, Damaris Reserve

I'd go just to eat some more Copper River wild salmon...the fish is in season for a short time (I've already had it twice within the last week...once at Shaw's downtown Chicago and once at home). The fish is so fatty and full of flavor! Get some while you can!

If you want to read more about the winery, visit; and if you want to learn more about Isabella’s Estiatorio, visit

The restaurant is located at 330 W. State St. (630/845-8624) for reservations.

Happy Eating! Mr. Foodie