Letizia’s Fiore is hosting its first amaro dinner, with five courses of regional Italian cuisine paired with cocktails featuring amaro, the Italian liqueur that is finally getting its due around town. The special dinner, held on April 3, begins with a cocktail party at 7:30 P.M.
The drinks will be prepared by mixologists Adam Seger of HUM and Sean Malone from Enoteca Roma.
The menu, by Letizia Sorano, features an apple salad, baby carrot and ginger soup, duck-stuffed ravioli, Brescianella Stagionata cheese and cappuccino cheesecake.
2456 N. California Ave.
Tickets to Chicago’s WhiskeyFest may be sold out tonight, but there’s still a lot in store for whiskey fans around Chicago this weekend.
Delilah’s has had whiskey specials each night of the week, but the big event is the official WhiskeyFest after-party tonight at 10 p.m., no tickets necessary. The party features many guest distillers and guest bartenders Preston and Julian Van Winkle. Drink specials are $3 for Maker’s Mark Bourbon. If that’s not enough, Delilah’s Upstairs is hosting the Black Grouse Experience soul dance party. Read More
I have a very good reason, (actually, reasons) for not posting my usual Top 5 list today. The main one is because as you read this, I’m already at O’Hare. But more important, the time and effort it takes to produce the list was just not high enough up on the priority list this week. So, with that said, I’ll be taking the next week or so off, and should be back in force the week of April 2. Not that I need to make excuses, but here they are:
1. Dealing with United, especially in the wake of the merger with Continental
2. Waiting in line at the Chinese Consulate to buy a visa
3. Brushing up on my Mandarin
4. Watching a marathon of “Hero,” “The Last Emperor,” and “Kung Fu Hustle”
5. Emailing/calling Tony Hu about where to find the best Peking Duck in Beijing
I’m hoping 13 is my lucky number…
The 2012 James Beard Award nominees were announced yesterday, and while yours truly will be seeking the elusive 13, many of my colleagues and local chefs were also honored to see their hard work recognized.
Here, in no particular order, are the local nominees: Read More
In case you missed Chicago’s Restaurant Week, you’ve got another (albeit shorter) chance to get a taste of some of Chicago’s best restaurants at Chicago Chef Week, running March 18-23. More than 50 eateries will be featuring special prix fixe menus, with lunch set at $22 and dinner at $39, plus tax and tip.
Participating restaurants this year include: Bistronomic, Bombay Spice, Elate, GT Fish & Oyster, Perennial Virant, Roka Akor and Yusho. For the full list, to make reservations and for more details, visit the Chicago Chef Week website.
Tickets to Chicago’s 2012 Baconfest sold out in less than four hours, but you still have a few chances to snag some tickets for the April 14th event. You could write a poem about bacon, or just keep reading here for details on another cool contest. Read More