Foodie Review: WildFire Oakbrook

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My visit to Wildfire at Oakbrook Center Mall was fabulous! It was time for my mother’s 70th birthday surprise party. I started the planning in late December. The event planners were great. My party had 23 guests and we used the Savoy room. The event planners answered all of my questions, and I had plenty. As questions came up, I was able to message them and I would receive an answer almost immediately, and on the weekends, I only had to wait 30 mins to an hour tops!

With the event planning service, they had a portal where the documents, contracts, payment deposit, and online discussion were maintained. This helped streamline a lot of the tasks.

Wildfire Oakbrook - Private Catering
Wildfire Oakbrook – Private Catering

The event was on a Sunday in April at 11am – 3pm. I knew how crazy parking can be at Oakbrook Center Mall, so I got there at 10:15, and I informed all my guests to promptly arrive at 11am; plus they needed to get there before my mom.

Wildfire Oakbrook - Grilled Pepperoni Flatbread
Grilled Pepperoni Flatbread

For all the late arrivals, they had to deal with the parking issues, but that was on them, not me!

Wildfire Oakbrook - Roasted Market Vegetables
Roasted Market Vegetables

Also a lot of the guests were seniors with previous knee, hip and back surgeries – so I informed them not to park where the restaurants are, but behind the Neiman Marcus. Otherwise, they would have to climb a lot of stairs! That was the best accessible option. I wish there was an elevator available through the Beatrix restaurant; but oh well!

Wildfire Oakbrook - Spit Roasted Chicken
Spit Roasted Chicken

When I arrived early, I was able to add my decorations and wait for my guests and mom to arrive.

Wildfire Oakbrook - Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

The host was fabulous – super duper attentive, and also provided options for those guests who had food allergies.

Wildfire Oakbrook - Cedar Planked Salmon
Cedar Planked Salmon

Since I was in charge of the food planning, everything was delicious. We had Grilled Pepperoni Flatbread, Mediterranean Chicken Skewers, Spit-Roasted Herb Chicken, Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, Cedar-Planked Salmon, Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Market Vegetables. All of that for $36.95 per person (price at the time of my contract) with a minimum of $800 wasn’t bad at all!!

Wildfire Oakbrook - Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Everyone had a great time and experience, and my mom was super surprised. That was the best part about the entire day!

Wildfire Oakbrook
Western Suburbs – Oakbrook Center Mall
232 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, Il 60523
630-586-9000

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