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Dining Chicago Makes The Most of Christkindlmarket

In the thick of the holidays, it’s that time of year for shopping, gifting, family and perhaps most importantly: mulled wine. The latter is where Christkindlmarket comes in. Chicago’s iconic German market/festival is back in action for the season, serving up holiday eats through Christmas Eve in the heart of the Loop. Here’s everything you […]

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Dec 12, 2017 11:36 PM
Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes

Weekly Planner: Mezcal Dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes Mezcal Dinner at Mi Tocaya Antojeria Wine dinners and beer dinners are a commonplace occurrence around these parts, but mezcal dinners? That’s something pretty new and enticing. At the buzzy Mi Tocaya Antojeria in Logan Square, chef Diana Davila is hosting a series of mezcal dinners this winter, […]

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Dec 12, 2017 02:35 AM
Dining Chicago Christmas Drinking Guide 2017

Where to eat, drink, dance and be merry this Christmas. Petterino’s: Santa’s coming to town a little early this year, and he’s hungry for brunch. Pay a visit to Mr. Claus at Petterino’s, where he’ll be stationed December 16 and 17 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. both days. The perfect stopover before an afternoon […]

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Dec 09, 2017 07:40 PM

Make Room for Dessert Dinner

Calling all chocoholics. It's that time of year for you to relapse. The Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show is coming soon, taking place October 18 through October 20 at Navy Pier, turning one of the city's largest tourist attractions into a veritable Wonka wonderland. To kick off the chocolate festivities, an impressive roster of pastry hicago's best chefs are poised to host a Room for Dessert dinner at Storefront Company on Monday, October 14. Participants include Thomas Raquel of Acadia, Elissa Narrow of Perennial Virant and Vie, Meg Galus of NoMI Kitchen, Patrick Fahy of Sixteen, Kym DeLost of Storefront Company, and Courtney Joseph of Takashi and Slurping Turtle. Together, they form the inaugural Celebrated Pastry Chefs Council. In other words, they're the X-Men of Chicago pastries, and they're the perfect kickoff for the Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show to follow.


Celebrated Pastry Chefs Council
(Celebrated Pastry Chefs Council)


Dinner kicks off at 7:00 p.m., although "dinner" should be in quotations considering its dessert focus. Remember when mom would never let you eat cookies before dinner because you might spoil your appetite? This is where you make up for all of that. The best part about being an adult is being able to eat dessert for dinner as you please. Each pastry chef will offer a specialty dessert course paired with wine. Yes, there will be savory bites in between so that you don't start spinning like a sugar-addled top, but make no mistake that dessert is first and foremost. Room for Dessert costs $50 per person, with proceeds going towards Icing Smiles, an organization that provides custom cakes to families with ill children. Tickets can be purchased here.


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