October 15 is National Red Wine Day and Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) is ready to celebrate! Prairie Grass Cafe's eclectic wine list is carefully curated by owner/partner Rohit Nambiar, who developed his wine knowledge working at the Four Seasons Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Chicago. Guests can expect to see a selection of wines that ranges regionally, with about half being American wines and the rest being choice options from France, Italy and Australia (prices by the bottle will range from $25-$200 a bottle and $6-$12 a glass.)
Nambiar has literally traveled the world, visiting the world's finest wineries, studying and tasting, to bring to Prairie Grass Cafe a wide range of wine offerings reflecting his travels and interests. One such interest is quality over quantity. "My list at Prairie Grass is small," Nambiar says, but "they are very personal. Each one I have tasted and picked for a reason, because it's delicious and works with my wife's menu." It's not a big list, which makes it challenging to select just the right wine at the right price for Prairie Grass.