The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Honey Varietals and Blends is Wilmette’s Chef Carrie Schloss’ one-of-a-kind cookbook dedicated entirely to honey. From cool cocktails, small bites, dinner and desserts, the 130 recipes are delicious and will appeal to foodies, busy moms, healthy cooks, and more. Schloss replaces refined sugar with a variety of honeys to keep her recipes healthy, delicious, and nut-free for parents looking for safe sweet treats. Available at your favorite local bookstore and at Amazon.com.
SULTRY SUMMER DRAMA
Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be playing at Drury Lane Theatre through August 26. Set in the heat of the South under the gaze of patriarch Big Daddy, the expectations of marriage and family go awry. A birthday party brings a family’s skeletons to the surface as each one fights over the bones. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is well known for the 1958 film adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives that received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Because of adult themes and language, the play is recommended for audiences over age 13. Drury Lane Theatre is located at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, 630-530-0111, drurylanetheatre.com.
SOMETHING TO WINE ABOUT
Wine lovers are already talking about a new boutique premium wine outlet that’s slated to come to the Oakbrook promenade by the end of the summer. The Wine Cellar Outlet will be located at 3041 Butterfield Road and carry the same fine wine and accessories featured at its other suburban Chicago locations. Since 1990, The Wine Cellar Group has been committed to providing customers with premium quality, handcrafted wines at unbelievable prices. Building on a core strength of sourcing small parcel and boutique wines from all over the world, The Wine Cellar Group created their own ‘Cellar Collection’ wines. Within their Cellar Collection, customers discover handcrafted wines at three value levels and are able to mix and match bottles for up to 45% off. Not sure what you might like? Stop in any day of the week for complimentary wine samplings! The Wine Cellar Outlet always has bottles open for customers to try something new. Stay tuned for more details and get ready to raise that glass! The Wine Cellar Outlet, 3041 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, thewinecellargroup.com.