Weekday Planner: Monthly Lobster Rolls, Vegetarian Tasting Menus, Choucroute Series, and Guest Bartender Series
Monthly Lobster Rolls at Bow & Stern Oyster Bar
Rising to the lobster-loving needs of the West Town neighborhood, Bow & Stern Oyster Bar is bringing back its cultishly adored lobster rolls for one night a month. The last Thursday of every month (that's this Thursday, folks), Bow & Stern is serving up shellfish sammies for $18 a pop. The crowd-pleaser is made with Maine lobster, lemon aioli, Calabrian chile, parsley, tarragon, and grilled red onion on a buttery New England-style roll. Naturally.
Vegetarian Tasting Menus at The Winchester
Veggie-philes, listen up! The Winchester has your back with a new weekly three-course tasting menu of vegetarian fare every Tuesday. The rotating Harvest Menus cost $29 per person and change each week per market availability. Examples from recent menus include chilled English pea soup, green garlic and ricotta agnolotti, and macerated cherries with Greek yogurt sorbet.
(Get your lobster roll fix this week at Bow & Stern Oyster Bar)
After you've gotten your fill of vegetables, pig out at TÊTE Charcuterie on Thursday, July 31, wherein executive chefs Thomas Rice and Kurt Guzowski team up with Trenchermen's Pat Sheerin for the kickoff to their Choucroute Series. It all begins at 10:00 p.m., making it the perfect event for all you carnivorous night owls, as chefs from each restaurant will cook up dishes from half a pig. The chefs will sit down to enjoy the intimate meal with guests. The cost to attend is $70 per person and reservations can be made by calling 312-733-1178 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Berkshire Room via The Local Chicago
The next leg in The Local Chicago's ongoing Guest Bartending series showcases The Berkshire Room's Scott LoBianco on Monday, July 28. From 9:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., he'll be shaking up the Expired Passport for charity, made with pineapple juice, fresh lime, Ancho Reyes, Green Chartreuse, cinnamon syrup, and cucumber slices. Proceeds from the drink benefit the 100 Club of Chicago and 25% is discounted off the check for industry folks after 10:00 p.m.
- Matt Kirouac