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New Champagne Brunch at BLT American Brasserie

Bottomless Bubbly with Egg & Brunch Entrees

Saturdays and Sundays

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

$26 per person

BLT American Brasserie will now offer a new, free-flowing bubbly option to their weekend brunch service.  Every Saturday and Sunday, brunch guests may choose one of the “Eggs & Brunch” entrees (outlined below) paired with one hour of unlimited flutes of champagne for $26 per person.


For those who prefer a bloody mary to bubbles, the restaurant offers three a la carte options including the BBQ Bloody Mary, Balsamic Bloody Mary and BLT Bloody Mary ($9 each).  Mimosas and Bellini cocktails are also available for $8 each.

Brunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Chef Laurent Tourondel’s complete brunch menu can be viewed at bltamericanbrasserie.com. Reservations are welcome, but not required.

EGGS & BRUNCH ENTREES

EGGS ANY STYLE 14
sunny side up, poached, boiled, over easy or scrambled

OMELETTE 15
choice of three: tomato, onion, bell pepper, mushroom, ham, cheddar, fresh herbs

CLASSIC POACHED EGGS “BENEDICT” 16
choice of: salmon or canadian bacon, on english muffin, spinach fondue, cayenne hollandaise

BAKED EGGS, SPINACH & MUSHROOM GRATIN 14
mushroom duxelle & wilted spinach, fontina cheese, grilled bacon

HUEVOS RANCHEROS STYLE 14
scrambled eggs, jalapeno, avocado, sour cream, queso fresco, tortilla, tomato salsa picante

EGG FRITTATA, TURKEY MAPLE SAUSAGE & SMOKED GOUDA 15
jalapeno, asparagus, fine herbs, scallion, arugula

EGGS PIPERADE WITH CHORIZO 15
tomato, onion, bell pepper, espelette pimento, pecorino, garlic, basil

BLT SANDWICH “DELUXE” 16
applewood bacon, heirloom tomato, jalapeno, escarole, taleggio, truffle paste, sunny side up egg & fries

BUTCHER BURGER 18
7 peppercorn, blue cheese or cheddar, caramelized onions, bacon & mushrooms

BURGER 15
certified angus beef, blue cheese or cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato

COUNTRY STYLE BUTTERMILK PANCAKES 14
plain or chocolate chip, vermont maple syrup

CHALLAH FRENCH TOAST WITH GINGERBREAD SPICES 15
rum caramelized banana, roasted pecans, vermont maple syrup

BLT American Brasserie
500 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312-948-8744
BLTAmericanBrasserie.com 

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“Open That Bottle Night”

Five Restaurants Participate in Annual Uncork-It Celebration

Saturday, February 25

Stop saving that bottle for a special occasion! Since the year 2000, on the last Saturday night in February, friends, couples and groups get together to enjoy particular bottles of wine and champagne. The bottle selected is traditionally one that you have been saving for a special event that, so far, hasn’t happened.

“Open That Bottle Night” was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of the Wall Street Journal as a great way to feel entitled to uncork that cherished bottle. It doesn’t matter if the wine is expensive or reasonable, red, white or bubbly – what matters are the memories.

Five local restaurants are inviting guests to bring in their special bottle without being charged a corkage fee. If you don’t have a bottle on hand, two of the participating restaurants will offer nice discount on select bottles of wines from their house list.

Participating Restaurants

Quince
no corkage fee, one bottle per table

BLT American Brasserie

no corkage fee, one bottle per table

Elate

no corkage fee, one bottle per table

Due Lire

no corkage fee, one bottle per table
20-percent discount on select bottles of wine

Park Grill

no corkage fee, one bottle per table
50-percent discount on select bottles of wine
Quince at The Homestead, 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, 847.570.8400, QuinceRestaurant.net

BLT American Brasserie, 599 West Superior, Chicago, IL 60654, 312.948.8744, BLTAmericanBrasserie.com

Elate, 111 West Huron, Chicago, IL 60654, 312.202.9900, ElateChicago.com

Due Lire Vino & Cucina, 4520 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625, 773.275-7878, Due-Lire.com 

Park Grill, 11 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60602, 312.521.7275, ParkGrillChicago.com

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Valentine’s Day Dining at ZED451

Dinner Includes a Champagne Toast and Amuse from Chef Lavalle

Saturday, February 11
5-11 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14
4:30-9:45 p.m.

This Valentine’s Day, ZED451 offers not only an incredibly impressive dining experience, but a unique one as well. Guests who dine on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14 will enjoy a pre-dinner event in the gorgeous glass wine room. Couples will receive a flute of champagne, and a special meet and greet with Chef Joe Lallave. Chef will present an asparagus bisque made with truffle corn mustard and Maine lobster. Dinner guests will then explore ZED451’s bountiful harvest tables, followed by the continuous presentation of entrees, served table side. Valentine’s Dinner is $48 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

Pastry Chef Kate Milashus’ special Valentine’s Day dessert, Chocolate Caramel Trio, will also be offered on February 11 and 14. The decadent dessert is a mini mousse cake with caramel sauce and caramel peanut ice cream, served with bon bon and milk choclate caramels ($9).

Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling the restaurant at 312-266-6691 or online at ZED451.com.

ZED451
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.266.6691
ZED451.com

 

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Valentine’s Day Packages at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort

Three Sweet Stays, Made Just for Two

Packages available February 9 through February 15

Sweetheart Package $155 per couple
L’Amour Package $255 per couple
Valentine’s Spa Package $359 per couple

The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, located in suburban Bloomingdale, has created three, sweet and special Valentine’s Day packages made just for two. From February 9 to February 15, the resort will offer the perfect package to please anyone – overnight accommodations with additional activities range from a relaxing evening with bubbly and breakfast to a special spa day. The Valentine’s Day packages, with prices, are outlined below:

The Sweetheart Package
$155 per couple

Overnight accommodations for two with complimentary turn down service;

Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room;

Breakfast buffet for two at Master’s Clubhouse;

Special Valentine’s gift in-room (one gift per room);

A $69 bounce back voucher for your next stay.

The L’Amour Package
$255 per couple

Overnight accommodations for two with complimentary turn down service;

Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room;

Romantic four-course dinner for two at Shiraz on the Water;

Breakfast buffet for two at Master’s Clubhouse;

Special Valentine’s gift in room (one gift per room);

A $69 bounce back voucher for your next stay.

The Valentine’s Spa Package
$359 per couple

Overnight accommodations for two with complimentary turn down service;

Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room;

Romantic four-course dinner for two at Shiraz on the Water;

Breakfast buffet for two at Master’s Clubhouse;

$100 spa credit toward any service at Spa Vargas;

Special Valentine’s gift in-room (one gift per room);

A $69 bounce back voucher for your next stay.

To book your reservation for any of the Valentine’s Day packages, please call 630-529-0200 or visit the website. Room tax is not included. Food and beverage tax and gratuity is included.

Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-529-0200
IndianLakesResort.com

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New Year’s Eve Dining at Quince

Special Set Menu, Optional Overnight Stay 

Saturday, December 31
Table reservations 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

$70 per guest
$250 dinner and hotel package

Executive Chef Andy Motto has created a special set menu for New Year’s Eve dining guests at Quince. Four courses, paired with a flute of bubbly, will be offered from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, December 31. The fee is $70 per person. Wine pairings ($20) and a full vegetarian menu ($70) are also available. Both menus are outlined below. The regular dinner menu will not be offered and the last seating will be taken at 10 p.m.

Quince, located at The Homestead Hotel, will also offer an overnight stay package that includes dinner for two with champagne toast, room accommodations, breakfast for two on Sunday, complimentary garage parking and wireless internet access. The New Year’s Eve package is $250 (per two guests). A bottle of celebratory champagne may to added to the room upon arrival for an additional $50. Suite upgrades are also available upon request (additional fee).
Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net

Quince, New Year’s Eve Menu
flute of sparkling champagne

Course One
Tuna Sashimi
Oyster, Roe, Watercress, Persimmon

Course Two
Diver Scallop
Fresh Linguini, Wild Mushroom, Shaved Bottarga

Course Three
Veal Short Rib
Foie Mousse, Chestnut

Course Four
Chocolate and Marshmallow

Vegetarian Menu
flute of sparkling champagne

Course One
Shaved Heart of Palm Salad

Course Two
Truffle Linguini
Wild Mushrooms, Shaved Truffles, Poached Egg

Course Three
Vegetable Briouat
Artichoke, Fennel, Squash, Sweet Onion

Course Four
Chocolate and Marshmallow

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Annual Subterranean New Year’s Eve Celebration in Streeterville

Affordable Option to End 2011 at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub 

Saturday, December 31
9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

$20 per person

On Saturday, December 31, Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, located below-ground at Ontario and Fairbanks in Streeterville, will offer new year’s eve celebrants an affordable way to ring in 2012.

A $20 entry charge will include the choice of a “champagne of beers” (one 24-ounce Miller High Life tallboy) or a champagne split, along with a midnight appetizer buffet, karaoke, DJ-spun party hits and party favors. The live, televised countdown will be shown on over 75 screens throughout the Pub. This new year’s eve event will make for one of the best deals downtown.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
Chicago, IL 60611
312.642.0700
www.timothyotooles.com


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Pre-Theater Dining at Elate

Prix Fixe Menu Perfect for a Show-Stopping Night Out

Menu served Friday and Saturday
5-7 p.m.

$30 per person

Elate is excited to announce their new pre-theater dinner offer, a three course prix fixe menu, served Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Elate welcomes theatergoers for the perfect beginning to a show-stopping evening (many of Chicago’s theaters are just a quick cab ride away). Executive Chef Mike Noll’s menu includes a starting course (spinach skewer, cauliflower puree), entree course (parsnip risotto, Scottish salmon, Amish chicken) and sweet finale (pot de crème or lemon crisp). Make the meal even more enjoyable with a handcrafted cocktail or a perfectly paired flute of champagne.

The prix fixe price is $30 per person and does not include tax or gratuity. Elate will be considerably conscious of ticketholders’ time constraints. For reservations, please call the restaurant (recommended, not required).

Elate Pre-Theater Prix-Fixe Menu, $30

First Course
your choice of:

Spinach Skewer
sherry, motlen egg, truffle cream, pork chicharron

Cauliflower Puree
brown butter, ricotta, chanterelles, herbs

Second Course
your choice of:

Parsnip Risotto
curry, pistachio, cilantro, dried cherries

Scottish Salmon
baby beets, mustard, fennel, preserved lemon

Amish Chicken
chestnut, cipollini, brussel sprouts, celery root, farro

Third Course
your choice of:

Pot de Crème

Lemon Crisp

ELATE
111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312.202.9900
ElateChicago.com

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