Tonight, I continued my search for a ‘bring your own bottle’ restaurant at which to host an ‘Open That Bottle Night’ dinner on Saturday, 24 February.
OTBN was launched in 2000 by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, wine reporters with the Wall Street Journal. Everyone seems to have a bottle of wine that they are saving for a special occasion. OTBN gives us a reason to open that bottle and share the story behind the events that make it special.
Heading west on the Kennedy, a friend and I tried Tre Kronor on Foster near Kedzie for Swedish cuisine. Metered parking on the street was abundant. We were seated promptly, though we did have a reservation and needed it.
The dining room was bright and seated about 40. I noticed a table in the front window which would be perfect for our group!
Our bottle of 2003 Franz Leth Reserve Pinot Noir was opened for us and there was no corkage fee. We ordered appetizers of carrot soup and mixed greens with goat cheese, which were very good.
For the main course, we ordered Swedish meatballs with cucumber salad and pork loin stuffed with prunes and served with red cabbage. Both orders included mashed potatoes, which were amazingly white and buttery. For dessert, we enjoyed chocolate mousse and a lemon tart. Both were delicious!
Definitely planning a second visit to try some of the salmon dishes and the pudding desserts!