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Waterleaf Restaurant Hosts Bethel Heights Vineyard Wine Dinner May 30

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By COD News Bureau

Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will host a Bethel Heights Vineyard wine dinner on Thursday, May 30, which will feature four wines from one of Oregon's select wineries. Bethel Heights co-owner Jessie Casteel will complete the evening by being on hand to enjoy this exquisite dinner paired with the wines from her vineyard.

Following a 6:30 p.m. reception, guests will enjoy a four-course, prix fixe dinner at Waterleaf at 7 p.m. prepared by Chef Nadia Tilkian and paired with premier selections from the distinguished Bethel Heights cellars.

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"We are thrilled to have Jessie Casteel joining us in May," said Jean Pierre Leroux, Waterleaf General Manager. "It is a marvelous opportunity for our guests to personally meet and chat informally with the proprietor."

Bethel Heights Vineyard is a family vineyard established in 1977 by the Casteel-Dudley-Webb families. The vineyard focuses on growing Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Grüner Veltliner grapes to produce their fresh and lively wines. The penetrating flavors of these wines are created using sustainable Oregon farming practices, enhancing both the wines and the environment in which they are created.

Waterleaf in Glen Ellyn features a contemporary approach to fine dining led by Chef Nadia Tilkian. Known for its use of fresh, locally-grown, seasonal ingredients, Waterleaf received a three-star review from Crain's Chicago Business. In addition, the fine-dining restaurant has earned Diner's Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on OpenTables.com, where it maintains a 4.6/5.0 rating.

Most recently, Waterleaf was one of just two first-year restaurants in DuPage County to receive a 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, recognizes Waterleaf's 200-plus wine selections, the quality of producers included on the list, and the restaurant's thematic matching of wines to its menu in both price and style.

The exclusive Bethel Heights Vineyard wine dinner is offered at a price of $75 per guest plus taxes/gratuities. Limited spots are available. To make reservations, call (630) 942-6881.

For more information about Waterleaf, visit: www.waterleafrestaurant.com.

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