Monday, December 2, 2013

Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn to host Besserat de Bellefon Champagne Dinner, Dec. 12

Waterleaf restaurant, on the campus of College of DuPage (425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn;  630-942-6881), will host a special Besserat de Bellefon Champagne Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a seasonal 4-course dinner at 7 p.m. The price is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Each course, with the exception of dessert, will feature one of the outstanding Champagnes from Besserat and Bellefon.

Besserat de Bellefon Champagne"We are proud and pleased to present the wonderful Champagnes from Besserat de Bellefon, which is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year," said Jean-Pierre Leroux, General Manager of Waterleaf. "The vineyard, located in the Marne Valley of the Champagne region, is situated in an area known for its excellent Pinot Meunier grapes. The wines are noteworthy, combining years of experience with modern winemaking technique. The result is a collection of wines with a creamy froth and bubbles that are 30% finer than other Champagnes. They pair remarkably well with food; and are perfectly in tune with today's Champagne connoisseurs."

The first course features Granny Smith Apple Soup, with Roasted Scallop and Meyer Lemon Cream, paired with Besserat  de Bellefon Blanc de Blancs Brut. The second course showcases Waterleaf's Warm Salad of Asparagus and Duck-Filo Roulade, with Hazelnuts and Caramelized Shallots, Cherry Vinaigrette, paired with Besserat de Bellefon Rose N.V. The entrĂ©e course presents Roasted Guinea Hen with Glazed Baby Vegetable and Ginger Sauce, paired with Besserat de Bellefon Brut N.V. and 2002 Besserat de Bellefon Brut Vintage. The finale is a dessert course featuring Pear Tart with Mint Ice Cream.  

For more information or to make reservations for Waterleaf's Besserat and Bellefon Champagne Dinner on Thursday, December 12, please call Waterleaf at  630-942-6881 or visit the website at

About Waterleaf
Nadia Tilkian vertical 300 pixels w borderWaterleaf restaurant is located at 425 Fawell Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, IL. The 150-seat restaurant led by General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux and Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian is a hidden gem, nestled on the campus of the College of DuPage. Featuring moderately priced brunch, lunch and dinner options, expect to find locally-sourced ingredients on its approachable menu. In addition to a seasonal a la carte menu, Waterleaf features specials events like wine dinners, a prix-fixe 3-course dinner for $35 and an annual food & wine festival every fall.

The contemporary light filled dining room is the understated counterpart to exciting eclectic cuisine. The main dining room has a modern decor and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Its walls display a collection of black-and-white lithographs by renowned American artist Richard Serra. There's a cozy bar area to enjoy libations and light snacks.

Waterleaf restaurant has earned Diner's Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on, where it maintains a 4.8/5.0 rating. Most recently, Waterleaf received its second consecutive 2013 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, acknowledges that Waterleaf's beverage program is consistent with its dining concept, style and price point. The restaurant is widely recognized as the dining destination of choice for foodies living and visiting Chicago's western suburbs.  

Waterleaf serves lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; dinner hours are 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Brunch is served 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call  630-942-6881 for information or reservations or visit  

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