Dinner Party Hosted by Oakbrook Center’s the District Food Hall
Disclosure: Dinner was complimentary. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.
This past week I attended a lovely outdoor dinner party on the lawn at Oakbrook Center. Our dining space was set up under a tent with a beautiful table and pretty dishes with fun puffy pillows for seating.
The menu was made up entirely of food from The District Food Hall. We started out with cocktails - a Sangria, the Oakbrook Cherry Bourbon and a Gingertini and tried some bites from DMK Burger and Butcher + The Wok.
We also got to sample several dessert - Baklava from the Greek Kitchen, miniature doughnuts from Stan’s Donutes, Coconut Rice Krispies from Butcher + The Wok and Natas from Nando’s. It was a nice assortment - all were delicious. I think my favorite was the coconut rice krispy treat. It was so soft and light. It was hard to restrain myself from not eating more.
It was a lovely evening for our dinner - the skies looked iffy not long before things started and there were storms in the city, so we lucked out the perfect weather we had. I noticed that on Wednesdays, Oakbrook Center offers free movies on the lawn - kid-friendly stuff like Mary Poppins Returns and the LEGO Movie. It would be a great outing with the kiddos on a summer evening. Showtimes were early - at 7, so it wouldn’t require little ones to be out too late. Sometimes outdoor movies don’t start until it gets dark and they run late into the evening, long past bedtime.