Side Lot Wauconda's Tapas Dinner Will Delight Taste Buds and Ignite Culinary Passion

Wauconda, May 2, 2023 - Side Lot Wauconda, the cozy and innovative culinary gem nestled in the heart of downtown Wauconda, aims to once again mesmerize food enthusiasts with its exquisite flavors and presentation. On the evenings of April 20th and 21st, the restaurant hosted a series of Omakase Sushi Dinners with a curated selection of the freshest, most flavorful fish and ingredients to create an extraordinary culinary journey.

If you missed it, do not despair. The Side Lot culinary team is taking you on another trip, but this time to Spain.

"We're Tapas-hopping with a six-course Spanish tapas dinner that will satisfy your taste buds. The dinner is inspired by the traditional Spanish small plates concept, which allows you to enjoy various flavors and textures in one meal." Said owner Phil Castello.

The Tapas Dinner, a celebration of Spanish cuisine, showcases the remarkable talents of The Side Lot's skilled chef, Zach Morrison, who artfully blends traditional flavors with his creative twist. The event offers a unique opportunity for diners to explore tapas' diverse and vibrant world, enticing both local food enthusiasts and visitors from neighboring towns.

The ambiance inside Side Lot Wauconda is nothing short of magical. The intimate space creates an atmosphere that fosters conversation and allows guests to connect while savoring the tempting dishes.

The menu features an impressive selection of tapas, each meticulously crafted to highlight various flavors from different regions of Spain.

Diners will taste an array of delicious options, from classic Spanish staples to innovative creations that will surprise and delight even the most discerning palates.

Some standout dishes are the Gambas al Ajillo, succulent shrimp bathed in fragrant garlic and chili-infused olive oil. Ensalada de San Isidro, a classic Spanish salad from Madrid, and no tapas dinner would be complete without Paella Valenciana filled with chicken, mussels, and langoustines.

Side Lot has also curated a thoughtful selection of Spanish wines and craft cocktails to complement the tapas. From rich red Riojas to crisp and refreshing AlbariƱos, with an optional beverage pairing available to elevate the dining experience, enhancing the flavors and nuances of each dish.

"We want to create an event that transports our guests to the vibrant streets of Spain, where the joy of sharing good food and company is celebrated," Castello said

The Tapas Dinner at Side Lot Wauconda is a testament to the restaurant's commitment to culinary excellence and innovation. With each event, The Side Lot continues establishing itself as a dining destination that celebrates traditional and modern flavors, inviting guests to a journey that leaves a lasting impression.

There are two available seatings for the tapas dinner. Tickets start at $55 per person, and make sure to book your spot early, as reservations for these highly sought-after events tend to fill up quickly.

Side Lot Wauconda plans to continue hosting themed events that showcase the talents of their culinary and bar team.

To make reservations, see the daily menu and future events, visit

The Side Lot

110 Slocum Lake Rd.

Wauconda, IL 60084


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