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Carnival 2012 at Nacional 27

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.

Nacional 27
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610
312.664.2727
n27chicago.com


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StyleChicago’s “South Beach Style” at Nacional 27

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.

Nacional 27
325 West Huron

Chicago, IL 60610
312.664.2727
n27chicago.com

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“National Margarita Day”

Five Area Restaurants and Bars Offer Magnificent Margs

Wednesday, February 22
Times and prices vary

Salt, or no salt?  That will be the question of the day on Wednesday, February 22, also known as “National Margarita Day.”  The margarita ranks as one of America’s most popular drinks, and National Margarita Day is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy the tequila and lime libation (as if you need a reason). Whether you prefer them on the rocks, straight up, frozen or fruity, these five local restaurants and bars offer mouthwatering margaritas:

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar

ZOCALO Margarita – Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice; served up, on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $8

Tropical Margarita – Gran Centenario Plata Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice with choice of pomegranate, prickly pear, passion-mango or guava; served up, on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $9

Partida Organic Margarita – Partida Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice and 100% organic agave nectar; served up or on the rocks $12

LeBlon Guava Margarita – LeBlon Cachaca, fresh lime juice and guava nectar; served up or on the rocks $10

Nacional 27

N27 Margarita – El Jimador Reposado, Bacardi Anejo, Grand Marnier and lime $11

Cantina Laredo

Casa Rita – Signature margarita, premier blend of Giro Silver Tequila by Sauza, Cointreau Orange Liqueur and fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juices $9

Cabo Margarita – Cabo Wabo Reposado blends seamlessly with Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur $12.50

Pomegranate Margarita – Add an extra splash of Sauza Blanco and pomegranate puree to the Casa Rita $10

Herradura Margarita – Herradura Reposado and Cointreau Orange Liqueur $11.50

Perfect Patron Margarita – Patron Silver and Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur $12

Cinco Rita – Giro Silver Tequila by Sauza, Hornitos, Herradura and Cazadores Silver Tequilas with Cointreau Orange Liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar $11.50

Mango Margarita – Frozen Casa Rita with fresh mango puree and an extra splash of Sauza Blanco $10

Milagro Blackberry Smash – Milagro Silver, lime and mint, muddled with blackberries and agave nectar $11.50

Cactus Bar & Grill

12 oz. Margarita $7; 16 oz. Margarita $9; 20 oz. “Man vs. Margarita” $11

The Cactus Classic – Cactus’ world famous classic recipe; frozen or on the rocks

Guiltless Margarita – A slimmed down version of Cactus’ classic, made with silver tequila, fresh lime and orange juices, agave syrup and club soda; served on the rocks

Frosty Fruit – Made with real fruit purees and served frozen; available in strawberry and mango

NOTE: Add a floater of Patron silver tequila to any margarita for $3

Taco Joint

ZOCALO Margarita – Lunazul Blanco Tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice; served up on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $8

Tropical Margarita – Lunazul Blanco Tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice with choice of: prickly pear, passion-mango, blood orange or guava; served up on the rocks or frozen with a salt rim $9

Herradura Organic Margarita – Herradura Reposado Tequila, fresh lime juice and 100% organic agave nectar; served up or on the rocks $10

Black & Green Margarita – Negra Modelo beer over frozen ZOCALO Margarita $8

Grapefruit Margarita – Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, citrus-chile infused agave
nectar, fresh ruby red grapefruit & lemon juice, dash of bitters; served on the rocks with a chile piquin rim
 $9

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar
358 W. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610
312.302.9977
ZocaloChicago.com

Nacional 27
325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654
312-664-2727
n27chicago.com

Cantina Laredo
508 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312.955.0014
CantinaLaredo.com

Cactus Bar and Grill
404 S. Wells
Chicago, IL 60607
312-922-3830
DontDrinkAndTrade.com

Taco Joint
1969 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 951-2457
TacoJoint.com

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“Be My Valentine” at Nacional 27

Four Course Menu with Creative Cocktail Pairings 

February 10, 11, 13, 14

$49 four course menu
$35 cocktail pairings

Heat up your winter holiday at Nacional 27, where drinks, dining and dancing make for a great date night. This Valentine’s Day weekend (February 10, 11, 13, 14), the River North restaurant and lounge will offer a special “Be My Valentine” menu.  Chef Chico Vilchez’s four courses include a selection of tapas, choice of soup or salad, entree and dessert for $49 per guest. Nacional 27’s mixologist, Liz Samples, has created four cocktails that may be paired with dinner for an additional $35.

After dinner, linger in the lounge or dash to the dance floor to experience a complete evening on the town, all under one roof.  Reservations are recommended, please call Nacional 27 at 312-664-2727 or visit N27Chicago.com.

“Be My Valentine” Menu

TAPAS

Shrimp Adobado Skewer; Agave BBQ’d Lamb Taco; Crab Cake with chipotle tartar; Pepper Jack Cheese, Boniato and Plantain Empanada

Cocktail Pairing: POW! Punch
Myers rum, rhum creole clement, ginger-habenero, pomegranate, orange juice, passion fruit, sparkling wine

SOPA OR ENSALADA

(select one)

Shrimp Chowder, red & yellow peppers, red bliss potatoes, jalapeno, ginger

Hearts of Palm Salad, salsa cruda, avocado, papaya, olives

Cocktail Pairing: N27 Mojito
Bacardi rum, lime, mint, sugar, soda water

ENTREE

(select one)

Surf & Turf, 5-oz filet with malbec reduction and Langostinos with citrus butter, served with herb roasted potatoes, leeks and red peppers

Seared Ahi Tuna, Latin spiced, served with a jicama, grapefruit & pomegranate salad

Cocktail Pairing: Martini #27
Bacardi anejo, housemade falernum, guava puree, soda water, fresh herbs

POSTRE

Cinnamon Churros, dulce de leche; Chocolate Sponge Cake, strawberry crema

Cocktail PairingGood ol’ glass of bubbly 

Nacional 27
325 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312-664-2727
n27chicago.com

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New Year’s Resolutions at Nacional 27

“Look Better Now” Menu and “Feel Better Now” Cocktails

January 2 – January 27

Monday through Friday

Keep your resolutions intact, your waistline slimmer and your wallet fuller this January at Nacional 27. The “Look Better Now” menu, comprised of three courses of refreshing, flavorful, Latin-inspired dishes, will be offered  for only $20 per guest. The “Look Better Now” prix fixe is the perfect way to purge the gluttony of the holiday season.  The coordinating “Feel Better Now” cocktail menu is made with fresh, bright fruits and spirits for $8 each.

Each of the new year’s special offerings will be available Monday-Friday throughout the month of January 2012. Monday through Thursday, the dining hours are 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and on Friday, dinner is available from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. For table reservations, please call 312-664-2727.

“Look Better Now” Menu at Nacional 27
three courses, $20

Course One, choice of:

Scallop Skewer
lemon oil, salsa cruda & chimichurri slaw

-or-

Hearts of Palm Salad
avocado, olives, papaya

Course Two, choice of:

Poached Salmon
piquillo pepper sauce, grilled latin vegetables, chimichurri

-or-

Ahi Tuna
lime-citrus marinated, fire roasted corn, avocado and cilantro salsa

-or-

Latin Spiced, Grilled Farm-raised Chicken
thyme, parsley, lemon sauce and quinoa salad of pickled onion and grapefruit

Course Three, choice of:

Grilled Pineapple
coconut sorbet, candied brazil nuts and caramel drizzle

-or-

Dark Chocolate-Spiced “Kit Kat” Bars
macadamia-crusted dark chocolate truffles

“Feel Better Now” Cocktails at Nacional 27

Grapefruit Fizz
grapefruit vodka/grapefruit segments/mint/honey/egg whites/bitters $8

VeeV-licious
VeeV acai spirit/el jimador reposado/blackberry sorbet/lime juice $8

Nacional 27
325 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312-664-2727
n27chicago.com

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New Year’s Eve at Nacional 27

Ano Nuevo 2012: Eat, Drink and Dance the Night Away

Saturday, December 31, 2011
5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Ring in 2012 at Nacional 27! On Saturday, December 31, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., the River North hot spot has planned a festive evening of Latin eats and beats. The restaurant and lounge is offering multi-course menus with optional cocktail pairings, in addition to a late-night premium bar package.

The entire evening will be set to sultry sounds, with live Latin music performed in the bar/lounge from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., live DJs setting beats to get your hips shaking staring at 10 p.m., and DJ Konsept spinning in the Año Nuevo with the sultry sounds of Latin America!

The three New Year’s Eve “Eat. Drink. Dance.” options are outlined below. Reservations are required, please call Nacional 27 at 312-664-2727.

Nacional 27: New Year’s Eve 2012

EAT

Dinner reservations between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a three-course Latin Menu for $55 per person ($80 per person includes cocktail pairings). Table reservations are for two hours.  The New Year’s Eve dinner menu, listed below, features dishes from Central and South America.

Dinner reservations between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a four-course Latin Menu for $95 per person ($120 per person includes cocktail pairings). Table reservations are for two hours. The New Year’s Eve dinner menu, listed below, features dishes from Central and South America. Guests dining within this time frame will enjoy the live music, as well as a champagne toast and complimentary cover charge for the club. Those with reservations for 9 p.m. and later will be guaranteed to keep their table for the remainder of the evening. 

The a la carte, tapas and ceviche menu will be offered in the bar and lounge from 5 p.m. to Midnight.


DRINK

Three-hour Premium Bar Package
9:00 p.m. to Midnight
 
The bar/lounge package ($100) includes three hours of passed tapas, along with Bacardi mojitos, Herradura margaritas, house wines, house beers, red and white sangria, premium liquor drinks and a champagne toast.

DANCE

Live Latin Music in the bar and lounge, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Live DJ heating up the dance floor staring at 10 p.m.
DJ Konsept rocks out the Ano Nuevo from Midnight to 3 a.m. with the hottest Latin Beats

NOTE: Anyone without a dinner reservation, or anyone joining the party prior to midnight, will incur a $40 cover charge (includes passed tapas and champagne toast). Table seating after 11 p.m. requires bottle service.  All dinner and bar packages are non-inclusive of tax and gratuity.  An 18-percent gratuity will be added to all checks.

Nacional27
325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-2727
n27Chicago.com 

ANO NUEVO 2012
NEW YEAR’S EVE MENUS

vegetarian options are available with every dinner package

Three Courses $55 per guest, $80 with cocktail pairings

Course One – tapas, served family-style
chorizo empanadas; pork arepas; tostones with a corn and avocado relish; adobado shrimp skewer

Course Two – served individually, choice of:
Argentinean mixed grill for two, skirt steak, sausage, latin vegetables, salsa brava & chimichurri; house-made spinach fettuccine with pepper crusted salmon, tomato-caper butter sauce; Gunthorp farm pan roasted chicken adobado, roasted corn flan; roast suckling pig “cubano” mashed boniato, spicy eggplant-tomato ratatouille, coconut rice and beans; grouper “huachinango” tomatillo salsa, spicy green rice; chimichurri-crusted beef tenderloin medallions, Spanish cheese-potato gratin & red wine jus ($10 supplement)

Course Three – served individually, choice of:
Chico’s flan, caramel, fresh berries; cinnamon churros, chocolate dipping sauce, dulche de leche ice cream

Four Courses $95 per guest, $120 with cocktail pairings

Course One – tapas, served family-style
chorizo empanadas; pork arepas; tostones with a corn and avocado salsa; adobado shrimp skewer

Course Two – ceviche, served family-style
Peruvian rock shrimp, aji panca aioli; ahi tuna & watermelon, rice wine vinaigrette; hamachi & avocado, lemon oil

Course Three – served individually, choice of:
Argentinean mixed grill for two, skirt steak, sausage, Latin vegetables, salsa brava and chimichurri; house-made spinach fettuccine with pepper crusted salmon, tomato-caper butter sauce; Gunthorp farm pan roasted chicken adobado, roasted corn flan; roast suckling pig “cubano”, mashed boniato, spicy eggplant-tomato ratatouille, coconut rice and beans; grouper “huachinango” tomatillo salsa, spicy green rice; chimichurri crusted beef tenderloin medallions, Spanish cheese-potato gratin & red wine jus

Course Four – served individually, choice of:
Chico’s flan, caramel, fresh berries; cinnamon churros, chocolate dipping sauce, dulche de leche ice cream

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National Sangria Day at Nacional 27

Seven Festive Flavors Offered by the Glass or Pitcher

Tuesday, December 20
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

River North’s dining, drinking and dancing destination, Nacional 27, will celebrate “National Sangria Day” on Tuesday, December 20, by offering seven different versions of their delicious house-made drink at discounted prices. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the restaurant and lounge will offer guests $5 glasses of sangria (regularly $9) and sangria by the pitcher for $15 (regularly $27). Gather some friends and plan a sangria party, as pitchers of the refreshing fruit-filled wine beverage serve six people.

The seven flavors include Nacional 27’s traditional spiced red, white and sparkling sangria, in addition to creative combinations such as passion-ginger, mango-lime, orange-cranberry and sparkling grapefruit sangria. Nacional 27’s classic sangria, available on tap, is made with house-infused wine, fruit, liqueurs, spices and brandy.

Nacional27
325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 664-2727
n27Chicago.com

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