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Waterleaf Restaurant hosts Chappellet Vineyards Wine Dinner April 25

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Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will host a Chappellet Vineyards wine dinner on Thursday, April 25, which will feature four wines from one of Napa Valley's most exclusive wineries.

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 specially paired with selections from the renowned Chappellet cellars. Located above the valley in Pritchard Hill, Chappellet wines embody the elegance and complexity of California's finest fruits. More than 40 years ago, the Chappellets followed the advice of renowned winemaker André Tchelistcheff and settled on Pritchard Hill's rocky slopes, becoming the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides.

"We are thrilled to present Chappellet Vineyard as part of our wine dinner series," said Jean Pierre Leroux, Waterleaf General Manager. "The wines from Chappellet have a depth and intensity that provides the perfect complement to Chef Nadia Tilkian's vivid menu."

Waterleaf in Glen Ellyn features a contemporary approach to fine dining led by Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian. Known for its use of fresh, locally-grown, seasonal ingredients, the fine-dining 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 4.6/5.0 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 Chappellet Vineyards 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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