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Eight Wild New Foie Gras Creations in Chicago

With its equal-parts proclivity for both savory and sweet applications, foie gras is one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, a sentiment that Chicago chefs and pastry chefs have taken to heart in recent years. Band of Bohemia: Affectionately nicknamed the “foie-sicle,” the foie gras fudgesicle at Band of Bohemia may very well be […]

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Aug 16, 2017 11:43 PM
Weekly Planner: Flight of Sake Air & Water Show

Celebrate accordingly with a flight of sake A flight of drinks makes perfect sense for the Air & Water Show, taking place the weekend of August 19 and 20. So make your way to Joy District to celebrate accordingly with a flight of sake. On both days, the River North bar and restaurant is featuring $20 sake […]

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Aug 15, 2017 04:31 AM
Weekly Planner: Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto

Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto One of the best, most lavish events of the summer is back in action August 15, as Spiaggia hosts its annual Ferragosto affair at Oak Street Beach. Spiaggia Hosts Ferragosto From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Chicago’s venerable Italian mainstay celebrates the timeworn Italian holiday of Ferragosto, the beginning of the summer holiday, marked […]

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Aug 12, 2017 07:37 PM

The 12 Drinks of Christmas

 

 

Peninsula Chicago caters to the exceptionally well heeled this holiday season with a cocktail certain to break the bank. Jeweler Marshall Pierce & Co. teams up with the luxury hotel for an $8,500 elixir that arrives with a sparkly little treat. The sparkling cocktail is made with Krug Champagne and served with a sapphire ring ($850) or a three-carat sapphire ring ($8,500). All proceeds benefit the 100 Club of Chicago.

 

While the Peninsula’s cocktail may not be in your budget, we’ve gathered quite a few celebratory sippers that should. Twelve, in fact. From new twists on the classic eggnog to a traditional Mexican hot punch by way of Pilsen, here’s what you should be drinking. And we’ve even acquired the recipes for those adventurous enough to make them at home.

 Looking for the recipes? Just click on the picture.

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Eggnog Royale at 2 Sparrows

 

Jack Frost at Allium


Beginning To End at The Berkshire Room

 

Mint Milan at Florentine

 

Morning Coffee at The Gage

 

Santa's Little Helper at JIMMY at James Hotel

 

Chocolate Mint Martini at J. Rocco Italian Table & Bar

 

Ponche Navideno at Punch House

 

Bourbon Apple Spice at Signature Lounge

 

Peach Cobbler Martini at Signature Lounge

 

Persimmon Flip at Tesori

 

Holiday Hot Chocolate at Twisted Spoke

 

 


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Seasons Bar and Lounge has been transformed into Allium, a modern American restaurant tucked inside the Four Seasons hotel. The concept focuses on regional, farm-to-table modern American cuisine.

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This restaurant from BLT Restaurant Group, inside the JW Marriott, offers a seasonal and substantial menu of Italian-American cuisine featuring top imported Italian pastas, cheeses, salts and meats.

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The seasonally driven breakfast, lunch and brunch resto features the contemporary American comfort fare. Charlie Trotter's alums Gregory Ellis (chef) and Steven Fladung (GM) are heading up this ambitious project...

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The team behind The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group (The Fifty/50, Homestead, Roots Handmade Pizza, West Town Bakery & Diner) debuts its first venue downtown. The craft cocktail lounge is located on...


The conception of the name, J. Rocco, was a collaboration of Joseph Frasca's family--namely his wife Colleen, son Joey and daughter Megan--to honor their Italian family. The restaurant's name in...

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Hospitality veterans Larry Poston, David Rabin and Johnny Swet are behind the Chicago outpost of a New York original. The classic cocktail lounge pays homage to the 1970s with a...

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