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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
Chicago’s Weekly Planner: TWO’s Restaurant Royale

 TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale Get ready for a culinary smackdown for the ages, because TWO is gearing up to host its first annual Restaurant Royale on December 13 at The Ivy Room (12 E. Ohio St., #100). In conjunction with Terlato Distell Artisan Spirits, the competition is a bit of restaurant […]

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Dec 08, 2017 05:44 AM
Weekly Planner: Sip & Paint Party, White Truffle Season, Half Acre Tap

White Truffle Season at Spiaggia In addition to booze and merriment, this is also the season for white truffles, one of the most coveted and opulent ingredients of the year. No better place to celebrate the mighty truffle than at Spiaggia, where chef/partner Tony Mantuano and executive chef Joe Flamm have upped the ante on […]

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Nov 30, 2017 06:09 AM

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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