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O'Hare Debuts Beaudevin and Bubbles Wine Bars

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Beaudevin and Bubbles Wine Bar [Photo: HMSHost]

O'Hare is already one of the world's busiest airports and it's quickly becoming a culinary destination with the addition of places like Rick Bayless' Tortas Frontera and talk of a Publican Burger and an outlet of Wisma. So it only makes sense that when people scurry through the airport, they may want to take a break for a nice glass of wine—especially when they get pissed off their flight is delayed for three hours.

Two new wine bars opened at O'Hare in the last month. The first, Beaudevin, which loosely means "the beauty of wine," opened in the C concourse of Terminal 1 near Gate 17. The modern-designed wine bar has the look of a European-styled spot with a granite-topped bar, chandeliers made of wine glasses and Scandinavian-inspired wood fixtures. This wine bar offers more than 20 wines by the glass, bottle or flights to be paired with small plates like olives or figs, or various tartines like the roasted herb chicken, turkey berry with goat cheese or a Scottish smoked salmon.

Bubbles Wine Bar, set in Terminal 3 near Gate H4, evokes more of a jazz club feel, with a black and white color scheme, a grand piano for live music, globe lights and low-lit blue light emanating from beneath the bar. Low-slung comfortable seating lets guests enjoy craft beers and a variety of sparkling wine. Bubbles also offers sushi rolls (spicy tuna, spider roll, California roll), adding to the slightly more upscale setting. Who said traveling lost its air of sophistication?
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