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Chicago Weekly Planner: Chef’s Dinners, Cocktail Class & Late-night

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Chef's Weekly Planner at Bistro Campagne

Chef’s Weekly Planner at Bistro Campagne

Chef’s Dinners at Bistro Campagne

In case you needed another reason to revisit one of Lincoln Square’s most enduring gems, Bistro Campagne just rolled out a new monthly dinner series that promises to get guests a front-row seat to all the culinary action. Executive chef Luke Creagon and beverage director Alex Uribe have created the “Chef’s Dinner at the Bar” series, taking place on the third Thursday of each month. For each event, the intimate 12-person affair (divvied into two seatings) features a three-course dinner menu with cocktail pairings inspired by France’s influence on dining and culture across the world. As the name suggests, seatings take place at the restaurant’s bar at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The next dinner takes place April 26, so be sure and snag one of the reservations via phone.

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Cocktail Class at Entente

In other bar news, Lakeview’s Michelin-starred Entente invites guests behind the bar for an intimate cocktail-shaking shindig on April 22. Courtesy of head bartender Ryan Hoffman, the event is a unique opportunity for guests to learn how to mix and shake and muddle some of the restaurant’s cocktails, followed by tastings of three to four drinks. From making their own syrups to learning about bitters, every step of the mixology process will be spotlighted. Seating is very limited and tickets are $75 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Entente, and each guest will leave with a gift bag of mini spirit bottles. The event takes place from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Monday Specials at Waydown

If you’d rather just get right to drinking, Waydown has a new Monday promo that should help take the sting out of the work week. The esteemed cocktail bar, located on the roof of the Ace Hotel, just added a new promo called “$6 Mondays,” wherein drinks are steeply discounted and happy hour runs all day long on items like the Waydown burger and cocktails like daiquiris, gimlets and Manhattans. Also look for more casual drinks like Old Style, Founder’s All Day IPA and Estrella Jalisco.

Late-night Hours at Bar Biscay

There’s a new late-night dining destination in West Town, thanks to the recent arrival of Bar Biscay. The coastal-inspired restaurant, which features a menu of French and Spanish dishes and drinks, just instated late hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 11:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. Dishes to savor include shareable pintxos like gougeres with garlic aioli, scallop crudo and wild mushrooms with runny eggs. Additionally, if you’re just looking for a nightcap, the bar is open until 1:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and until 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday., with plenty of cocktails, wines and vermouth on tap.