A night with Ruffino

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Ruffino's Chicago al Fresco Wine Experience. It was the best event I've attended in years. My date, Jen, accompanied me to a mixology class led by Chef Tony Priolo (of Chicago’s Piccolo Sogno) followed by a four-course dinner and cocktail hour at Chicago's gorgeous A New Leaf.

Truth is, I don't think Jen nor I should quit our day jobs. Basically we suck at crafting cocktails but we sure had fun mixing it up!

A New Leaf is such a beautiful setting for events. Literally, every corner we turned awaited a photo opp. And yes, we were those annoying bloggers taking pictures all night.

Can we just talk about these adorable Prosecco flutes? They're brilliantly designed as they have a thumb grip on the back making it the ideal stemware for lounging at the pool or even hosting a bridal shower. As a parting gift, each of us received a 4-pack with the below cocktail handbook housing 1500 craft cocktail recipes. To say I was excited would be an understatement.

P/S Ruffino Prosecco is a delicious, crisp bubbly beverage that you can find at your local grocery store. My store retails it for $12.99 making it my new go-to for Mimosa Sunday. 

What? Like you don't celebrate at your house?

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