Dishes and Drinks to Share on Sweetest Day

A Variety of Venues Offer Cozy Cocktails and Amorous Appetizers

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Times/Prices Vary

Sweetest Day will be celebrated throughout the city and suburbs with just-for-two, tempting drinks and dishes. From rockin’ River North eateries to casual neighborhood gems and a stylish suburban establishment, there are a variety of romance-inducing selections to choose from:

Nacional 27

Adam Seger has created 27 ounce, custom cocktails perfect for sharing over dinner or sipping in the lounge.

“27 Ounces of Fun” served in a 27 ounce cocktails glass with two straws

27 Ounces of Passion $22
a twist on a traditional daiquiri: cardamom- and hibiscus-infused rum, lime juice and passion fruit syrup

Latin Long Island $27
gin, vodka, cachaca, rum, tequila, lime, passion, coca cola

Tiki Punch $21
exotic juices, spices, rum, Spanish gin, little umbrellas

Sangria $17
White / Red / Sparkling / Passion Ginger / Mango Lime

Nacional 27 offers a variety of perfect-for-sharing dishes, such as the N27 Combination Platter, Taco Flight, Caliente Shrimp and Scallop Nachos, Ceviche Sampler, Gaucho BBQ 30″ skewers and Latin Paellas. Plan to double date? The party menu is also a fun option for dinner. Complete the evening with Saturday night salsa dancing!

Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar

“Lovers’ Libations”

Citrus Cazuelas for Two, $14
Cuervo citrus tequilas, aguardiente and white wine with citrus juices and a splash of squirt citrus soda, served in a traditional terra cotta bowl.

“The Date Plate”

Appetizer Sampling Platter, $12
Three signature appetizers: Empanadas (black beans and plantains, tomatillo salsa, fresco cheese); Flautas (Mexico City style taquitos with chicken tinga, tomatillo salsa, red cabbage, fresco cheese, guacamole) and Salpicon de Res (shredded beef tostadas, sherry-chipotle vinaigrette, romaine lettuce, red onion, fresco cheese).

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar

“Fondue for Two”

Fondue Trio, $9
Blue cheese, goat cheese and Italian cheese blend (reggiano and fontina) served with crostini, apples and sopressata for dipping. A hand-selected wine pairing is available for an additional $9.

The Smoke Daddy

“Sweet Treat”

The Famous Skillet Cookie $6.50
Huge chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and our homemade caramel sauce.

D.O.C. Wine Bar Chicago

“Luscious in Lincoln Park”

Dessert Wine Flight, $16.50
Moscado, sherry and port wines paired with chocolates

D.O.C. Wine Bar West

“Fondue for Two”

Fondue Trio, $9
Blue cheese, goat cheese and Italian cheese blend (reggiano and fontina) served with crostini, apples and sopressata for dipping. A hand-selected wine pairing is available for an additional $9.

Location Information

Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron Street, Chicago. 312.664.2727 http://www.n27chicago.com

Zocalo, 358 W. Ontario, Chicago. 312.302.9977 http://www.zocalochicago.com

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina Street, Chicago. 773.248.5222 http://www.frascapizzeria.com

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division Street, Chicago. 773.772.6656 http://www.thesmokedaddy.com

D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 N. Clark Street, Chicago. 773.883.5101 http://www.docwinebarchicago.com

D.O.C. Wine Bar, The Shops on Butterfield, 326 Yorktown Center, Lombard. 630.627.6666 http://www.docwinebarchicago.com

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