Seafood Specials and Complimentary Panettone Cake
Wednesday, December 24
Il Poggiolo Ristorante in downtown Hinsdale will welcome dining guests on Christmas Eve, December 24, from 5-9 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, Chef Saul Maya will offer a selection of specials, including an Italian seafood chowder, fritto misto, cold seafood salad and squid ink spaghetti. These seafood-centric dishes reflect the Italian tradition, Feast of the Seven Fishes. Each table will receive a complimentary panettone cake to enjoy after their meal. Reservations may be made by calling 630-734-9400 or by visiting IlPoggioloHinsdale.com.
Christmas Eve Specials
Italian Seafood Chowder – fresh Seafood mix, green kale $10
Fritto Misto – lightly breaded and fried calamari, smelts, shrimp and veggies served with lemon garlic aioli $14
Insalata di MareCold Seafood Salad – baby scallops, shrimp, crab meat, celery $12
Squid Ink Spaghetti – lobster tail and crab meat in a lobster cream sauce $32
14oz Bone In Ribeye – cream ricotta and spinach topped with Calabrian pepper butter $42
Spicy Chocolate Mousse – almond cookie crust served with raspberry sauce $8
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
An All Day Affair Featuring Hurricanes and Cajun Fare
Saturday, February 18
10 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Free Hosted Bar 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$25 Party Package 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Tune up the tuba and break out the beads – Mardi Gras is coming to The Red Canary. On Saturday, February 18, the River West restaurant and lounge will offer a number of ways to celebrate the raucous and gluttonous holiday.
The day will begin with brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and continue through with dinner (3 p.m. to Midnight) and lounge service until 3 a.m. Chef Tolentino’s featured fare will be Cajun Gumbo ($8) and Cajun Chicken Pasta ($10) and drink specials include $4 “big ass” beers, $8 hurricanes and $8 hand grenades. To kick off the late-night fete, The Red Canary will offer a complimentary hosted bar from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by a three hour drink package option from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ($25 per person).
The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60642
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