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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

Weekly Planner: Passover Specials, Lunch Boxes, Italian Wine Dinner and More

Passover at Bistronomic

Ever the reliable restaurant for just about any holiday imaginable, Bistronimic has a three-course Passover menu on hand from April 10 through April 18. The dinner menu is available for $39 per person, with options for each course. These include appetizers like warm asparagus salad with burrata, yuzu tobiko caviar, mint and honey-lemon vinaigrette; foie gras with arugula and apple salad, dried fruit marmalade, pickled Vidalia onions and roasted hazelnuts; and the tartare du jour. Next, entree options include the fish of the day with shaved fennel salad, star anise puree, candied lemon and spring salsa; glazed beef short rib with spring mushroom ragout, truffle duxelle, French beans and port wine reduction; and a medley of spring vegetables with spring mushroom ragout, duxelles, fava beans and French beans. Finally, desserts are a citrus Vacherin with grapefruit, orange, Grand Marnier sauce and crispy meringue or poached strawberries with vanilla ice cream, black peppercorns and aged balsamic.  

 

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Spring has sprung on Bistronomic's Passover menu

8 Plus 8 Til 8 at NAHA

There’s a killer new weekday promo taking place at NAHA, wherein certain cocktails, glasses of wine and small plates go for $8 until 8:00 p.m. at the bar only. The menu offerings rotate, courtesy of bar director/general manager Amy Starr and chef Carrie Nahabedian, with examples including Milou Chardonnay, white truffle-scented popcorn, Armenian lamb pizza with mint, parsley and lemon salad, and feta cheese turnovers with Greek yogurt and a salad of Kalamata olives and arugula. 

Lunch Box Special at Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Forget everything you remember about lunch boxes from your childhood. Because Honey Butter Fried Chicken is about to seriously one-up the nostalgic pastime with its new fried chicken lunch boxes. The new midday special, available Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., is available for dine-in, pickup or delivery through Try Caviar. There are two options to choose from too. Lunch Box One contains choice of one entree (two-piece fried chicken with honey butter and corn muffins, fried chicken strips, honey butter fried chicken sandwich, the original fried chicken sandwich, or HBFC salad or Caesar salad),  and one side (pimento mac & cheese, kale and cabbage slaw, schmaltz mashed potatoes, creamed corn, roasted garlic grits). Lunch Box Two features new entree options (camchi fried chicken sandwich, honey buffalo sandwich, sandwich of the month) and the same sides. 

Italian Wine Dinner at III Forks Prime Steakhouse

Italian wines take the stage at III Forks Prime Steakhouse as part of the restaurant’s next upcoming wine dinner, featuring the work of Marchesi Antinori winery. The event takes place April 12 at 6:30 p.m., with wine representative Chris Smarto in attendance to talk to guests about the history of the estate and the wines themselves. Following a reception, dinner consists of four courses of wine-friendly fare, like charred octopus salad, braised rabbit ravioli, dry-aged rib-eye with huckleberry reduction and a “chocolate extravaganza” for dessert. The cost for dinner is $125 per person and reservations can be made by calling III Forks. 

 

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Passover at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Another solid Passover destination this year is Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, which is celebrating the Jewish holiday on April 10 and 11 with a special three-course menu for dinner. All the classic favorites are present and accounted for, like gefilte fish with red beet horseradish, bibb lettuce and chive salad, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, herb roasted chicken, braised beef brisket with red wine bordelaise, glazed carrots, potato pancakes and flourless chocolate cake. The cost is $49.95 per person and $19.95 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant. 

Posh Wednesday at Arbella

The culinary arts fuse with designer arts as part of Arbella’s latest Posh Wednesday series, taking place April 12 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The River North bar has tapped Chicago-based designer Anastasia Chatzka for the occasion, a woman renowned for her womenswear shop in Ukrainian Village. At the event, she’ll showcase clothing and accessories from her latest collection, available for purchase on-site. Arbella will compliment with Champagne cocktail specials, including the Georgia Preserves cocktail, which has ginger-infused vodka, housemade peach-tea syrup, rhubarb bitters, lemon and bubbly. 

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