Landmark Grill & Lounge breathes new life into the staid wine tasting formula by pairing wines with rock songs (how's that for livin' on the edge)? The free monthly event kicks off Thursday, Nov. 19 with a Guns N' Roses-themed tasting, pairing wines with such timeless nuggets as "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle."
The tongue-in-cheek tasting includes four wines: "Sweet Child O' Mine" is paired with a Dr. Pauly riesling, "November Rain" with Chateau Beauregard Ducasse white Bourdeaux, "Welcome to the Jungle" with a Twenty Bench cabernet sauvignon and "Patience" with a Dudon Sauternes. The wines and songs are paired based on similar styles, from silky smooth to bold and edgy.
A buffet of small bites, such as seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheeses and flatbreads made from mostly local and organic ingredients, will also be on hand.
The rock 'n' roll wine tasting will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Landmark's upper-level "Blue Room." Call 312-587-1600 to guarantee seating.