Rio-style Celebration with Brazilian Beats and Cachaca Drinks
Tuesday, February 21
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Free to Attend
Can’t make it to Rio de Janeiro this year? Nacional 27 in River North will offer the next best thing at their “Carnival 2012″ cocktail party on Fat Tuesday, February 21. The Nuevo Latino restaurant and lounge, inspired by the flavors and ingredients from the 27 countries comprising Central and South America, will feature live Brazilian music by the Bossa Tres Trio from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and custom cocktails made with Brazilian-based ingredients.
In-house mixologist and general manager Liz Samples will offer three different types of Caipirinhas, a classic Brazilian drink made with cachaca (a Brazilian liquor made from distilled and fermented sugarcane juice). Guests may select the Classic Caipirinha, the Smooth & Spicy Caipirinha made with coconut, mango, ginger and lime or the Lux Caipirinha, made with yuzu sour juice ($8 each). The restaurant will also feature a Veev Acai Berry-blended Mojito for $10. Acai is a “superfood” berry found in the Brazilian Amazon.
Executive Chef Francisco Vilchez’s full tapas and dinner menus will be available.
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610
Fourth Annual Ultimate Girls Night Out Event
Thursday, March 1
6-9 p.m.VIP Tickets $45 (includes goodie bag) General Admission $35
Nacional 27 will hold the fourth annual StyleChicago “South Beach Style” girls night out event on Thursday, March 1 from 6-9 p.m. This fun, very girly party with a Latin twist includes: creative cocktails; Hey Mambo wine; Peroni beer; a variety of passed tapas, ceviche and small plates; Salsa dancing instruction; Zumba lessons; fabulous fashions; and spa and beauty services. All ticket holders will have a chance to win designer prizes and giveaways.
VIP tickets are $45 and include early admission (5:30 p.m.) and the highly sought-after, signature StyleChicago goodie bag with over 30 fabulous items (general admission tickets are $35). This event is for those 21 and over. Tickets may be purchased at StyleChicago.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610
Learn Libations Through an Interactive Spirits Station at Franklin Tap
Wednesday, January 25
No cost to attend
$7 Ketel One and Nolet Gin cocktails
Franklin Tap will host a Ketel One Vodka and Nolet Gin classic cocktail class and distillery sampling on Wednesday, January 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The educational (and fun) event will be led by Ketel One ambassador Daniel Kaman and Nolet ambassador Mike Mallory. Guests will sample spirits, learn how to shake and stir classic gin and vodka cocktails, and have the opportunity to try the interactive “mix your own martini” station.
Resident mixologist, Lisa Selman, has created two specialty, modern classic cocktails for the event. The “Spiced Pear” (Ketel One, lemon juice, pear nectar, clove simple syrup and liquor 43) and “Winter Fizz” (Nolet gin, cranberries, cinnamon simple syrup, sage, lime juice and soda) will be offered for $7, as will all Ketel One and Nolet gin cocktails and martinis that day.
Simply arrive at 5 p.m. or call Franklin Tap to reserve a table for the distillery sampling and cocktail class.
Nolet Distillery is a family-owned company with roots going back 10 generations. By uniting craftsmanship with modern technology, Nolet Distillery is successfully producing premium spirit brands in Schiedam, Holland for distribution across the world. The history of excellence is confirmed nowadays in the brand Ketel One, among the leading super premium vodka’s worldwide.
325 South Franklin
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Heat Up Your Week with New Winter Happenings
Nacional 27 has a new, weekly line-up for the Fall-Winter season. Each evening, the River North restaurant brings a variety of hot happenings, cool cocktails and culinary delights to diners, dancers and lounge guests. The event schedule is outlined below, by day. Nacional 27 is open Monday-Wednesday 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Monday – Friday
“5 to 7 at N27″
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. weekly
Half Priced Tapas and Ceviche Menus
Appetizers include papas bravas; boniato and sweet plantain croqueta; pumpkin and goat cheese croqueta; steak arepa quesadilla; crispy steak nacho; skewers; empanadas; tiny tacos; ceviche; combination platters and more priced at $2.50 to $5.50 (regularly $4.95 to $10.95)
“Dinner and a Show”
Live Latin bands perform in the lounge every other Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. weekly
Select wines for $5 per glass.
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. weekly
Complimentary salsa lessons.
11 p.m. – 2 a.m. weekly
The sexiness of South Beach, right here in Chicago. Turn up the heat with energetic Latin beats by DJ Konsept.
Ladies: no cover charge; gentlemen: $10.
11 p.m. – 3 a.m. weekly
Sultry salsa sounds and Latin beats by DJ X and guest deejays. Show off your sexiest salsa, meanest merengue and baddest bachata!
$10 cover charge for ladies and gentlemen.
N27 bottle service accommodations are available by request, simply call Nacional 27 to arrange. Dinner and table reservations are available by phone and through Open Table.
325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654