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Exquisite Wine Tasting & Networking Extravaganza

Let's have a wonderful time enjoying some great wines and hor d'eouvres at the Wine Bar in the Metropolitan Club at the Willis Tower.


We're calling this event "Views, Visions and Veneto" because we'll enjoy some great views of Chicago, it's a great time to relax and think about your personal vision and Veneto wine tops off this time of rejuvenation.

 

Let's chill and enjoy a semi-private evening getting to know one another in a restorative setting. Take time to enjoy an evening relaxing after the work week has ended. Please note: We will be partaking in some fine wines that cost approximately $45 - $70 per bottle, not the usual $20 - $30 bottles you get at other wine tastings (I've inquired at a couple). PLUS, the Club Sommelier will briefly visit us so we'll have a short talk with a trained and knowledgeable wine professional. Michelle may be able to arrange some tours so please be sure to answer the MeetUp question about this if you're interested in a tour of this private business club. We definitely look forward to this event and experiencing this time with those of you who will be in attendance. Here's the 411:Please pay for this event in full as soon as you RSVP. Unpaid RSVPs will be removed DAILY so we can make room for attendees willing and ready to pay so please RSVP only if you are sure that you can attend.

The cost of the event is $40 (per person) and includes 3 ounce wine pours featuring 5 different wines paired with hor d'oeuvres (see menu listed below):


* Mini Crab cakes with spicy remolaude


* Seared Duck Breast on a Skewered Crostini


* Red Pepper Hummus on Cucumber Wedges


* Beef & Mushroom Duxelles Wellington


* Raspberry Stuffed Pound Cake Dipped in Chocolate

 

Please pay via the Wepay link: https://www.wepay.com/events/views-visions-and-veneto-wine-tasting-event

 

**Please Note***You will need to provide your first and last name, as listed on your ID, to get pass security. We will meet in the lobby on the Franklin Street side of the Willis Tower.

 

 

Michelle Miller (your host) will be in the Lobby with a MeetUp sign from 5:45PM to 6:25PM. The first wine pour starts at 6:30PM. If you would like to attend, but cannot be onsite within this time frame just let Michelle know and arrangements will be made for you to meet us upstairs. We strongly suggest that you arrive no later than 7:00pm.

*Evening Parking available across the street from the Willis Tower (Franklin Street) for $14.00 - you may be able to save a few bucks if you're willing to walk a few blocks.

 

Metropolitan Club History from its website: "In 1974, Mr. Arthur M. Wood, former Sears Roebuck & Co Board Chairman, championed not only the development of the Sears Tower but also the establishment of the tower’s Metropolitan Club. Since that time, the West Loop has flourished, and The Metropolitan Club has become known as the place to conduct business and meet Chicago’s “who’s who,” and has developed a reputation as Chicago’s finest business club. Understanding that the executives of today are vastly different from decades past, the Club provides our Members with the atmosphere, amenities and personalized service they seek. Located on the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower, The Metropolitan Club of Chicago encourages professional and social networking through a variety of special events and Club Committees."

 

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  • Alicia B.

    Wonderful wines and pairings with great conversation!!!

    2 · April 27, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    Had such a great time last night!!! I truly enjoyed having wonderful conversations in an intimate and beautiful setting with all of you.

    3 · April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first meetup activity and I had a good time. Wonderful atmosphere and people.

    6 · April 27, 2013

  • Pamela K

    One word "PHENOMENAL!!!"

    4 · April 27, 2013

  • Khari H.

    Good food and wine, great company

    5 · April 27, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    We will be joined by our friends in Enjoy Life Chicago & my sisters :-) Remember to send me a unique fact about yourself. Club tour will be at 8p and remember parking is $14. I made arrangements for a cash bar today just in case people want to order drinks as well. We have a total of 20 people who will be joining us - remember no jeans and/or gym shoes. See ya Friday!

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      No cash bar - it would increase the cost. Please bring credit cards if you want to order other drinks.

      April 25, 2013

  • Tricia

    Vertricia is such a mouth full so i normally go by Trica and i can't wait it sounds like going to be GREAT.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Alicia B.

    I'm excited about this event!

    1 · April 22, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Me too! They are really planning to ensure we have a great time!!!

      April 23, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    I received payment from Verricia R but not sure who that is. If this is you please contact me. Thanks!

    April 22, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    There are 5 spots open and whoever use the WePay link to pay will have them. This is my last round of deleting unpaid RSVPs. Thanks everyone!

    April 21, 2013

    • Khari H.

      I'm in. Look forward to meeting everyone!

      1 · April 22, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Look forward to meeting you as well Khari.

      April 22, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    Greetings:Buy ticket to confirm your seat, even if you're on the wait list. The payment link is within the invitation (people have asked about tis) We need AT LEAST 12 PAID members to have this event! I am checking my ticket purchases this morning. I will remove unpaid RSVPs again tonight.

    April 21, 2013

  • La Trecia M.

    Paid Ms. Miller please let me know if you need me to do anything.

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Please email me one unique fact about yourself that you are willing to share

      April 20, 2013

  • Tracey

    Can't make it now. Have fun all.

    April 19, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Awe! Your presence will be missed Tracey!!!!

      1 · April 19, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    I will remove unpaid RSVP's tonight & every evening thereafter. We want sincerely interested people to have an opportunity to attend. I'm signing a per person contract soon I don't want to be personally liable for unpaid attendees. Feel free to RSVP again, but make payment immediately! Remember, people on the waitlist can pay & get RSVP's - waiting to be RSVP before paying isnt the best option for this meetup. Thanks everyone for your understanding & consideration.

    April 19, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    NOTICE: TWO people on the waiting list have PAID and have been RSVP'd. You're spot is guaranteed upon payment so if you RSVP'd and didn't pay you can lose your spot. If you are on the waiting list and pay you will get a spot. I want to make sure everyone understands how this is working since I am personally signing a per person contract. Once I have 10 paid attendees I will do my best to add more slots (and maybe get a bigger space) so check the payment link if a ticket is available you are free to purchase 1 or 2 :)

    April 18, 2013

  • Pamela K

    Purchased ticket

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Gary A.

    My wife doesn't drink can I bring her as well?

    April 18, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      Of course! However, I am personally responsible for unpaid expenses for this event so I would ask anyone to let me know if they plan to order itemd
      that's not listed in the MeetUp so I can make arrangements for you to have a separate check. If so, be prepared to pay taxes and a 20% gratuity for ALL purchases by credit card...cash isn' accepted.
      (I'm paying those costs and fees for this event because I wanted to keep the price under $50 per person.) we can go over details if you pay for you both in time to be RSVP'd for the event. Thanks for your inquiry!

      April 18, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    Sheronda R on the "waiting list" has PAID and will be moved to RSVP status! Don't lose your spot for this events... spots are going to the first 10 people that pay. An RSVP, without payment, for this MeetUp does NOT guarantee your spot. We will be joined by members of the Enjoy Life Meetup....that MeetUp is Full, but again the slots go to paying members. Thanks for your consideration everyone. I look forward to a great gathering!

    April 18, 2013

  • Jon

    I don't know where the link is to pay?

    April 18, 2013

    • Michelle J. M.

      It's embedded in the middle of the MeetUp invite.

      April 18, 2013

  • Michelle J. M.

    Thanks everyone for your RSVP for this event! I look forward to meeting & networking with you all. Please indicate PAID status ASAP. The slots will go to the first 10 People who pay! That means if you are on the waiting list and pay I will RSVP you. Once you've paid please email me (not post) one unique thing about you that you're willing to share with others at the event. See ya next Friday!! Michelle

    April 18, 2013

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