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GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party at Kit Kat

Live Show on Seven Screens, Katy Perry Impersonator

Sunday, February 12
7 p.m.

Who will rock -and roll- the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards? Find out during Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club’s annual viewing party, taking place on Sunday, February 12. At 7 p.m., seven large screens will feature the show live, while guests enjoy exciting award show performances from Coldplay and Rihanna, Paul McCartney, Jason Aldean, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. Kit Kat will offer their own on-site performances as well, with Diva Kinley Preston as Katy Perry. The viewing party will also feature a variety of giveaways, such as CDs, DVDs and other merchandise from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, courtesy of Lakeview’s Borderline Music.

GRAMMY day will start with Kit Kat’s weekly “Divalicious” Brunch service, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Martinis will be featured at half-price ($6, regularly $12, over 100 to choose from) the entire day, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Table reservations are available, please call Kit Kat at 773-525-1111. Chef Mark Kasper’s full dinner menus will also be offered during the GRAMMY party.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111
kitkatchicago.com

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Super Bowl Sunday at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Madonna-rama Half-time Party

Sunday, February 5

Brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Super Bowl Event 5:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Free to attend

19 days ’til kickoff! On Sunday, February 5, Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club invites you to celebrate the spirit of the Super Bowl. The entire day, from brunch to dinner and drinks, will feature a “Madonna-rama” party in light of her highly anticipated, half-time performance.

Diva Madam X will star as Madge in Kit Kat’s very own “half-time performance” during brunch service (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), where free-flowing mimosas, sangria and bloody marys will be featured for only $10 with the purchase of a brunch entree. The martini menu will be offered at half-price ($6, regularly $12).

Once Super Bowl 46 begins, Diva Kinley Preston will “vogue” her way around the venue and continue the “Madonna-rama” celebration well into the night. Footballs fans will watch the gridiron action on seven state-of-the-art screens, while sipping half-price martinis ($6 each, regularly $12).

The specialty cocktail for Super Bowl Sunday is The M.D.N.A Martini (Effen Cucumber, Hpnotiq, Harmonie, St. Germain with a splash of sprite). Madonna DVDs, CDs and posters from Border Line Music will be given away during both brunch and nighttime events.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111
kitkatchicago.com

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“All Things Valentine” at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu, Stupid Cupid Singles Party and Love Potion Martinis

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu
February 10, 11, 12, 14
$45

“Stupid Cupid” Singles Party
February 13
Free to Attend

“Love Potions of the Gods” Martinis
Now-February 29

Skip chocolates and flowers and give your date what they really wants this year – dinner and a show! This Valentine’s Day, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club will set the mood with a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu, sexy songs by Diva Traci Ross and new “Love Potions of the Gods” martinis.

From February 10-14, Chef Mark Kasper will offer a Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu ($45 per person, plus tax and gratuity). The dinner features four exceptional courses and the “Love Potions of the Gods” martini of your choice (listed below). The dinner menu is outlined below; Kit Kat’s regular dinner menu will also be available upon request. Showstopper Traci Ross will perform betrothed ballads, heartbreak hits and romance-inducing tunes by Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Rihanna, Beyonce and more.

Single in the city this Valentine’s Day? Kit Kat will hold a “Stupid Cupid” singles party on Monday, February 13. Guests will enjoy a savvy 50-percent discount on their entire bill while mingling with potential mates. If you meet your match, be sure to share the “Cupid” martini, 32-ounces of Cruzan flavored rums and blend of fruit juices with a champagne float (comes complete with magic wand, $15).

Throughout January and February, a new martini menu will be available. The “Love Potions of the Gods” theme martinis, from Aphrodite and Artemis to Eros and Isis, may set the mood for seductive sipping. The martinis are outlined below.

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club is open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Kit Kat’s Divas begin their performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch takes places from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu
$45 per person (plus tax and gratuity) 

Martini
Select one of the “Love Potions of the Gods” martinis

First Course
Kit Kat Salad
 – baby masculine greens with orange balsamic vinaigrette
Tomato Bisque – with parmesan cream

Second Course
Foie Gras Torchon – pan panice, orange compote and bittersweet chocolate sauce
Egg Plant Risotto
Lamb – curried lamb lollipops, golden raisin couscous tomato jam and riatta foam

Third Course
Filet – English pea puree, red pepper gastrique and confit potato
Cod – olive oil poached with escabeche, orange gelee and glazed asparagus
Vegetarian Tortellini – stuffed with pear and gorgonzola cheese

Fourth Course
Strawberry Panna Cotta – served with pistachio sable and mint cream
Chocolate Cake For Two – served with strawberries and dark chocolate sauce

 

“Love Potions of the Gods” Martini List
$13.50 (half-price on February 13)

APHRODITE – Greek Goddess of sexual love, fertility and beauty
Three Olives Cherry Pomegranate vodka, sweet and sour and lemonade

VENUS – Roman Goddess of love
Cruzan guava rum, grenadine, orange juice and pineapple

ARTEMIS – Greek Goddess of chastity, virginity and fertility
Three Olives vodka, Hpnotiq, pineapple and a splash of champagne

EROS – Greek God of erotic and sexual love and passion
Three Olives vodka, Hpnotiq, Hpnotiq Harmonie, banana and pineapple

LAKSHMI – Hindu Goddess of love and beauty
Three Olives Purple, cranberry, lime and sprite

ISIS – Egyptian Goddess of fertility and devotion
Three Olives Cake vodka, coco liqueur, grenadine and cream

KIT KAT CHOCOLATE – Chicago God of lust
Three Olives Cake vodka, Three Olives Vanilla vodka, cream, chocolate liqueur, Buttershots liqueur and garnished with a Kit Kat bar

CUPID – Roman God of erotic love
32 ounces of Cruzan flavored rums and a blend of fruit juices with a champagne float. Comes with a magic wand!
$29.95 (half-price on February 13)

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111
kitkatchicago. com

 

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New Year’s Day Brunches Around Town

Contemporary Classics, Comfort Fare and Ethnic Eats in Chicago

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What better way to start new year’s day than with a beautiful brunch. The list below outlines a bevy of downtown options, from classic breakfast and lunch fare to ethnic eats and treats. The details for each service are included by restaurant.

BLT American Brasserie will offer their new Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Chef Laurent Tourondel’s exquisite, wide-ranging menu, guests may enjoy salads and starters, egg dishes and breakfast entrees, lunch items from the grill, sushi rolls, pizzettas and more. Each patron will receive a warm, from-the-oven popover to start the meal. Incredible bloody Marys (barbeque, balsamic and the BLT) and brunch cocktails will also be available.

Say ole! to new year’s day at Cantina Laredo. Cantina Laredo will offer their complete brunch menu featuring favorite Mexican dishes, housemade margaritasand bloody Marias from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (entrees include a mimosa, Bloody Maria or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice). Some of the dishes will include crab cake benedict, chicken fajita omelet, migas con huevos, steak and eggs with chimichurri and huevos rancheros.

The New Year’s Day Hangover Buffet at Park Grill will cure all that ails you from the night before.  Special hangover-happy foods (ham and cheese French toast, banana and nutella pancakes, mushroom and spinach benedict, flat iron steak with chimichurri, biscuits and spicy gravy), brunch cocktails and a Bloody Mary Bar will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $30 (adults) and $12 kids (ages 12 and under).

The Chicago Firehouse will feature Chef Kendal Duque’s new, winter a la carte brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Duque’s dishes include a variety of eggs benedict, omelettes, scrambles and sweets, in addition to entree salads, soup, sandwiches and butcher offerings. Brunch cocktails may be perfect for the post-party day, from the BLT Bloody Mary and Hard Arnold Palmer to the 5-Alarm Coffee Cocktail and Spiked Sweet Tea.

Elate’s market-driven brunch from Chef Michael Noll will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. and will run until 2:30 p.m. Guests may enjoy bottomless mimosas (blueberry, mango, traditional) for $20 with the purchase of an entree. Noll’s menu ranges from sweets and savories to salads and sandwiches.

Start the new year with a show! The brunch at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free-flowing bloody Marys, sangria and mimosas will be $10 with any brunch entrée purchase from Chef Mark Kasper’s menu of contemporary classics and comfort fare. Lively performances from Kit Kat’s one-and-only Madam X will take place throughout the day. Kit Kat is featuring half-price martinis from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Hangover Brunch at The Red Canary will highlight a fan-favorite: “The Hangover” entree. The dish consists of skillet potatoes with melted cheddar, braised short ribs and a sunny-side egg on top for $14. Guests that partake in the bottomless mimosas ($18) or bottomless bloody Marys ($20) will receive a complimentary entrée from the weekend brunch menu. Brunch service is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The perfect place for a post-party hangover brunch is in Timothy O’Toole’s Pub’s subterranean setting. In addition to the brunch menu (scrambles, benedicts, burritos, burgers, sandwiches, waffles and more), the Pub will also offer a bottomless mimosa bar ($16) and bottomless bloody mary bar ($20) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the football fans, sip $16 Miller/Coors family buckets, $5 Jack Daniels and Jack Honey cocktails while tuning in to over 75 screens (open until 3 a.m.).

ZED451 will start off the new year with an unforgettable brunch experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., dining guests may partake in a mid-day meal that includes a bounty of breakfast and lunch selections. Brunch is $29 per person, mimosas will be offered for $3 and house-made bloody marys, complete with gourmet garnish, will be $5 each. (Returning guests that purchased the New Year’s Eve dinner or party package will receive bottomless bloody marys at brunch.) In the Fireside Lounge, New Year’s Day is all about football. ZED451′s 80-foot screen will show every play of the games, and from 10 a.m. to midnight, $5 ZED burgers and $3 pints of craft beer will be offered in addition to the full “Cravings” menu.


BLT American Brasserie

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

The Chicago Firehouse
1401 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312.786.1401

ChicagoFirehouse.com

ELATE
111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654
312.202.9900

ElateChicago.com

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111

kitkatchicago. com

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312.521.7275

www.parkgrillchicago.com


The Red Canary
695 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60642
312.846.1475
TheRedCanaryChicago.com

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642-0700
http://www.timothyotooles. com

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

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Kit Kat Celebrates Madonna’s 53rd Birthday

Diva Impersonator, Look-A-Like Contest, Half-Price Food and Drink

Monday, August 15
5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

No cost to attend

In honor of Madonna’s 53rd birthday (August 16), Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will celebrate with a night of “Madonna Mania” on Monday, August 15. Madonna impersonator, Diva Aurora Sexton, will perform as Madge through-the-decades with a variety of costume and music selections beginning at 7:30 p.m. Kit Kat’s entire dinner menu and martini menu will be half-price, and mixologists will shake up the “Like a Virgin” martini for only $5.

A Madonna look-a-like contest will be held at 10 p.m. with a grand prize of $100 cash and “Material Girl” gift basket. Borderline music will provide raffle prizes to be given away throughout the night, including a rare 1984 lithograph, CDs of remixed songs not released in the US, Madonna’s books, movies, posters and more.

Madonna films and videos will be shown on Kit Kat’s seven, state-of-the-art HD screens, and her music will play throughout the evening.

Featured Cocktail: “Like a Virgin” Martini
Effen Vodka, Frangelico, garnished with a feather and a cherry $5

Kit Kat’s Martini Menu, Dinner Menu
half-price martinis; half-price complete dinner menu

Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Please call for table reservations (not required).

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60613
773-525-1111
kitkatchicago.com

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The Martini Bar Launches New Summer Libations

Mixologist Lisa Selman Mixes and Muddles Handcrafted Cocktails and Martinis

The Martini Bar, located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, debuts a new summer cocktail and martini menu created by in-house mixologist Lisa Selman. Selman’s handcrafted cocktails and martinis ($12 each) feature unique spirits and liqueurs, fresh herbs, muddled fruits and house made syrups, perfect for summer sipping. Highlights of the menu include the “Garden Party” martini, which incorporates Right Gin, Creme Y’Vette, fresh blueberries, fresh squeezed lime juice and thyme, the “Hummingbird” cocktail featuring Hum Hibiscus liqueur, Stoli vodka, fresh lime juice, house made honey lemon syrup and muddled watermelon, and “The Spirit of Summer” cocktail made with Esprit de June liqueur, Stoli Vodka, house made tangelo syrup, Soho Lychee Liqueur and topped with Moscato. The entire cocktail and martini menu is listed below.

Lisa Selman
Mixologist, The Martini Bar
Lisa Selman truly has a passion for making cocktails. With eight years of experience behind the bar, she demonstrates her talents through creating seasonal martini menus and crafting custom-made cocktails for her guests. An Art History major from Wayne State University, Selman expresses that artistic side through fun menus and interesting ingredients, such as homemade ginger ale, yuzu, muddled fruits, fresh herbs and homemade syrups. Lisa Selman has participated in myriads of mixology competitions and was a finalist in the War of the Pour.

SIGNATURE MARTINIS
$12 each

Watermelon Margatini
Maestro Dobel Tequila, Citronge Orange Liqueur, Agave Nectar, Fresh Squeezed Lime and Lemon Juices, Muddled Watermelon

Pear Sage Cooler
Grey Goose La Poire, Navan Cognac, Pear Nectar,Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Sage

Golden Delicious
Tanqueray Gin, Liquor 43, St. Germain, Fresh Lemon Juice, Agave Nectar

Penny Lane
Stoli Vodka, Gourmet Pomegranate Syrup, Muddled Blueberries, Topped With Moscato

Garden Party
Right Gin, Creme Y’Vette, Fresh Blueberries, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Thyme

Pamplemousse Breeze
Patron Tequila, Gourmet Ruby Red Grapefruit Syrup, White Grapefruit Juice

The Express Grind
Grind Coffee Rum, Galliano Ristretto Coffee Liqueur, Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Green Bee
Old Raj Gin, Fresh Lime Juice, St. Germain, Fresh Basil

Cucumber Crush
Hendrick’s Gin, Muddled Cucumber, Fresh Sage, Fresh Lime Juice, Mint Bitters

SPECIALTY COCKTAILS
$12 each

Parisian Sunrise
Bulliet Bourbon, Gourmet Apricot Syrup, House-made Honey Lemon Syrup

French Sparkler
Chambord Vodka, Creme Y’Vette, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Muddled Blackberries

Pear Panache
Grey Goose La Poire, Pear Nectar, Liquor 43, St.Germain, Fresh Mint, Fresh Lemon Juice, Topped With Champagne

Hummingbird
Hum Hibiscus Liqueur, Stoli Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, House-made Honey Lemon Syrup, Muddled Watermelon

The Spirit of Summer
Esprit de June, Stoli Vodka, House-made Tangelo Syrup, Soho Lychee Liqueur, Topped with Moscato

Amore Fizz
Chandon Rose, Gourmet Passion Fruit Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Bitters

Baked Apple Bourbon
Makers Mark Bourbon, Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka, Fresh Lemon Juice, Baked Apple Bitters

The Martini Bar is an upscale, modern interpretation of a classic 1940s cocktail lounge. We specialize in handcrafted martinis made with fresh ingredients and proudly serve only the finest hard spirits and craft-brewed beers. We are located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district in the LaSalle Atrium Building.

The Martini Bar
401 South LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois 60605
312.377.6111
TheMartiniBarChicago.com

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Nacional 27: Cocktail Class with Adam Seger

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Heirloom Apples and Organic Pears Featured

Thursday, October 15, 2009

5:30pm-6:30pm

$20 all inclusive

Bar Chef Adam Seger’s monthly cocktail classes will continue to demonstrate how to prepare two custom cocktails with seasonal ingredients. October’s class will feature heirloom apples and organic pears in Seger’s Heirloom Apple Mojito and Organic Pear and Lavender Martini. Guests will sip cocktails, nosh on passed appetizers and receive recipe cards to take home.

Nacional 27
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610
312.664.2727
N27chicago.com
twitter @nacional27

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