Trolley Trio Progressive Dinners

PrintAugust Hill Winery, The Lone Buffalo by Tangled Roots Brewing Company and Starved Rock Lodge have teamed up to launch a new event called “Flight Night.” The trio of businesses will allow guests to safely travel from place to place aboard the Starved Rock Trolley and sample a trio of tastings at each of the three locations.


The progressive dinner-style evening begins at Starved Rock Lodge where guests board the trolley and head to downtown Utica. The first stop is at August Hill Winery. Enjoy three delicious locally-made wines paired with small bites at the August Hill Winery/Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room. The tasting room will be open for additional purchases. Next, it’s off to Ottawa to experience the Lone Buffalo and Tangled Roots Brewing Company. Here guests will try three small plates with beer pairings that the brewers have chosen to accompany each dish. The dishes will be Char Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Herb Salted Chicken with Roasted Vegetables and Citrus Cured Salmon with Couscous. Save room for dessert! The trolley will return to Starved Rock Lodge where the dinner will conclude with three after-dinner drinks and a trio of small but deliciously sweet desserts. Participants may choose an overnight stay package at historic Starved Rock Lodge (which includes breakfast the next morning) or a dinner only ticket. A dinner only ticket costs $70 per person (tax and gratuity included) and the overnight package costs $118/person (based on double occupancy, room tax not included).


The dates available for Flight Night are November 8 and December 13 in 2017 and January 10, February 7, March 14 and April 11 in 2018. Reservations are necessary and space is limited. For more information, please go to or call (815) 220-7386.