Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at Bar Pastoral with James Beard Award-Winning Author Laura Werlin and award winning Wisconsin cheesemakers Andy Hatch and Chris Roelli
The red carpet, red wine event we've all been waiting for is finally here!
For our final category we have the rich and luscious world of bloomy-rinded cheese.
Best Bloomy Rind: Bent River Camembert
Alemar Cheese Company was founded in 2008 by...
Not all cheeses are aged to perfection; the sweet and tangy palate of fresh cheeses is unforgettable and the winner of the Best Fresh Cheese category is no different - Driftless!
Best Fresh Cheese - Driftless
Driftless is a fresh sheep’s milk...
For the Oscurd winner of the Best Washed Rind category we have the luscious American farmstead cheese, Hudson Red
Best Washed Rind: Hudson Red
Situated in the picturesque Hudson River Valley, Twin Maple Farm has been continuously farmed since...
For our second winner we're exploring the Alps to discover a super sharp mountain cheese from Switzerland.
Best Extra Aged: Maxx Extra
Maxx Extra is part of a new wave of Swiss cheese originals that have been created in the past ten years in...
Continuing with our awards ceremony for the most intriguing cheese to cross our cutting boards this year is the Best Aged Category.
Best Aged - Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
Cabot Creamery was one of the first family farm Cooperatives in Vermont...
Pastoral is proud to present the most memorable curds, wedges and wheels to hit our taste buds this year. Never before has the Academy of Artisan Cheeses nominated so many cheeses for this prestigious award - the OSCURDS!
The crisp, clean finish of Illinois Sparkling Co. Brut perfectly cuts through the chewy, meaty profile of Spring Brook Farm's Tarentaise. See a representation of their harmony in the form of the perfect sport - ice dancing!
For our new Better Together series we'll be showcasing perfect pairs for you to enjoy, like this delicious sparkling rose wine and aged goat cheese. This refreshing Italian pairing is sure to brighten even the most wintry weather!
Megan Risch from Choose Chicago picks Bar Pastoral as one of the top 5 destinations for Chicago Restaurant Week on the WGN Morning Show! (click here for video) View our menu online and stop in tonight!
Join Bar Pastoral for a one of a kind evening where we explore the unique flavor pairings of cheese, sparkling wine and chocolate.
Pastoral's got you covered with our favorite recipe for ooey-gooey game-day dip! Order the ingredients online, then add your favorite beer!
The city's most delicious week is nearly upon us! From January 24th to February 6th, Bar Pastoral is joining in on the culinary fun of Chicago Restaurant Week with a specially priced three course prix fixe menu for only $33.
Bar Pastoral's new winter menu highlights the local and seasonal produce available as well the artisan cheeses and pairings that complement them perfectly. Chef Chrissy Camba's goal was "to create dishes that are the edible manifestation of cozy."
Not only is Steve Matthiasson winemaker of the year, his Matthiasson Family Farms Chardonnay is one of Pastoral's featured wines of the month. Grab a taste of Steve Matthiasson's Linda Vista Chardonny at one of the 3 tastings at Pastoral this month .