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New Year’s Eve Dining at Cantina Laredo

Chef’s Menu Offered for Entire Holiday Weekend

Friday, December 30 – Sunday, January 1
$49 per guest includes cocktail pairings

Cantina Laredo, the new River North mecca of modern Mexican cuisine offers a fun and festive way to finalize 2011 and welcome 2012. In addition to the a la carte lunch, dinner and brunch offerings available throughout New Year’s weekend, Executive Chef Larry Sinclair has created a three-course prix fixe menu that is paired with creative, tequila cocktails. This special set menu will be available from Friday, December 30 to Sunday, January 1 for $49 per guest.

New Year’s Eve table reservations are welcome. The dining hours for New Year’s weekend are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to Midnight
and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

New Year Celebracion Menu 

Begin
choice of
ENSALADA DE ARANDANO
Dried cranberries, green apples, candied pecans and blue cheese crumbles on field greens with cranberry vinaigrette
SOPA DE CALABAZA
Pumpkin soup topped with cranberry-apple pico and roasted pumpkin seeds
COCKTAIL: WINTER BERRY ‘RITA
Tequila Avion Silver with fresh lime, cranberry, stawberry and mint

Entree
choice of
RIBEYE CON HONGOS
16-ounce Certified Angus Beef TM cowboy cut bone-in ribeye aged 21 days with sautéed mushrooms
HALIBUT DE MANGO
Fresh halibut sauteed and topped with mango-ginger salsa
CHULETA DE CERDO
Bone-in pork chop grilled with spicy sweet cascabel pineapple glaze
COCKTAIL: AVION ‘RITA
Tequila Avion Silver with fresh lime juice

Conclude 
choice of
BAYA MEZCLADO
Fresh mixed berries with Don Julio Tequila cream
CHURROS
with chocolate raspberry sauce and Grand Mariner cajeta
COCKTAIL: CHAMPAGNE PALOMA
Cabo Wabo Silver with agave nectar, fresh grapefruit and lime juices and champagne

Cantina Laredo
508 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.955.0014
Website: CantinaLaredo.com

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New Year’s Eve at Due Lire

Special Set Menu with Sparkling Prosecco

Saturday, December 31
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

$45 per person

Due Lire Vino & Cucina, the cozy and contemporary Italian restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Square, will celebrate the new year with a special set menu. Dining guests will enjoy Chef Kevin Abshire’s prix fixe menu that includes a glass of prosecco, amuse, salad, entree and dessert for $45 per person (plus tax and gratuity).The menu is outlined below. Due Lire will also offer $20 bottles of prosecco, perfect for toasting good tidings on a most special night.

The regular dinner menu will be offered in addition to the prix fixe. Please call Due Lire to secure table reservations.

New Year’s Prix Fixe Menu
$45 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

AMUSE

STRUFFOLI CON PROSECCO
fried struffoli, chestnut honey, served with a glass of Prosecco 

FIRST COURSE
guest to select

INSALATA DI RUCOLA
persimmon, fennel, rucola and balsamic

COTECHINO & LENTICCHIE
cotechino sausage and braised lentils

SECOND COURSE
guest to select

RAVIOLI DI MERLUZZO
homemade baccala’ potato ravioli, oven roasted cherry tomatoes, herbs and bottarga

PORCHETTA RUSTICA
roman style pork roast, potato cake, rapini and pork jus

THIRD COURSE

PANETTONE FESTIVO
panettone bread pudding and warm spiced rum zabaglione

Due Lire Vino & Cucina
4520 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
(773) 275-7878
http://www.Due-Lire.com

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“Glitter and Glam Gala”

New Year’s Eve at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Dinner Seatings at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Hours 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

On New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, Kit Kat Divas Traci Ross and Madam X will delight lounge and supper club celebrants as they impersonate female pop icons including Madonna, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and more during this year’s “Glitter and Glam Gala”.

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club’s Executive Chef, Mark Kasper, will present a four-course dinner menu during two seatings (7 p.m. and 10 p.m.). Party guests will enjoy a complimentary Hpnotiq champagne cocktail to toast the end of 2011 and the start of 2012. The 7 p.m. seating is $75 per guest and the 10 p.m. seating is $95 per guest. Tax and gratuity is not included in the dinner.

Reservations are recommended, please call Kit Kat to reserve a table. Lounge guests are more than welcome to celebrate from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Photos are available.

New Year’s Eve Menu

7 p.m. seating, $75 per guest (plus tax & gratuity)
10 p.m. seating, $95 per guest (plus tax & gratuity)

Hpnotiq Champagne Cocktail

Course One
choose one
Lyonnaise Salad with braised pork belly, soft cooked egg and whole grain mustard vinaigrette
Deconstructed Caesar salad with olive oil poached sardine, parmesan cream, brioche crouton and shaved parmesan
Duo of Beets with mascarpone napoleon and pickled beet salad

Course Two
choose one
Macadamia Nut Crusted Foie Gras with brioche French toast, fig compote and maple
New Zealand Lamb Lollipops with feta spinach polenta, olive puree and harrissa
Wild Mushroom Risotto with hen of the woods and chanterelle mushrooms with micro chives
Pork Rillette with housemade pickles, crostini and whole grain mustard

Course Three
choose one
Filet of Grass Fed Beef with pomme puree, baby heirloom carrots, truffle turnip salad and mustard demi glace
Wild Mushroom Ravioli in herb de Provence cream
Monkfish with parsnip puree, roasted baby golden beets and glazed Brussel sprout pedals

Fourth Course
choose one
Vanilla Napoleon with ketchup and coke reduction and a vanilla toffee
Marble Pound Cake with cashew brittle, cream soda fluff and vanilla ice cream

Bubbly
Cristalino – $38 bottle, glass $8
Moet & Chandon – $80 bottle
Veuve Cliquot – $95 bottle 

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club
3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657
773.525.1111
www.kitkatchicago.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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New Year’s Eve Dining at Park Grill

A Celebratory Evening Under the Bean

Saturday, December 31
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Park Grill’s New Year’s Eve dinner parties, taking place in the heart of Millennium Park under the “bean” and adjacent to the picturesque outdoor ice rink, will consist of two custom packages.

The first dinner, the Wine and Dine package, is a family-friendly affair. Seatings, taking place between 6-9 p.m, will include a children’s menu ($5.95) complete with kid’s mocktails and gourmet hot chocolate ($4 each) for the little celebrants. Adult guests may partake in the three-course tasting menu ($50) with optional wine pairings ($35). As an added bonus for early New Year’s Eve guests, select bottles of wine will be available at a 50-percent discount. Entertainment will be provided by the Lizz & Rex Jazz Trio. The ice arena will be open for skating under the stars. The menus are listed below.

The second dinner party option is Park Grill’s Countdown Package. Taking place after 9 p.m., a five-course tasting menu ($80) will be offered with optional wine pairings ($45). These seatings include live jazz entertainment provided by the Lizz & Rex Trio, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and complimentary trolley rides home (within a two mile radius). The menu is listed below.

To secure your reservations, please call 312.521.PARK (7275).

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312.521.7275
www.parkgrillchicago.com


MENUS

WINE AND DINE MENU
served 6-9 p.m.
tasting menu $50, wine pairings $35

FIRST COURSE 
guest to select
CHILLED OYSTERS ON A HALF SHELL mignonette, pickled ginger
HAMACHI cucumber, radish greens, meyer lemon vinaigrette, tobico
PRAIRIE FRUIT FARM GOAT CHEESE petite spicy greens, baby beets, local mustard jam
to be paired with 2010 Alamos Torrentes, Salta, Argentina

SECOND COURSE 
guest to select
SURF AND TURF American venison and blue prawn, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, coco nibs
COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON lobster hash, buttered cabbage, demi
GRILLED FILET OF BEEF foie gras butter, cauliflower, sweet potato, bordelaise
to be paired with 2008 Cosentino “The Zin” Zinfandel, Lodi, California

THIRD COURSE 
guest to select
PECAN PIE bourbon caramel, sour apple ice cream
PRALINE MOUSSE CAKE chocolate pretzel cookie, Thai basil, praline tuille
SORBET FLIGHT seasonal flavors
to be paired with Mionetto Prosecco

CHILDREN’S MENU
ages 12 and under
$5.95, mocktails and hot chocolate $4

NIBBLES
Cup of Chicken Soup, Veggie Sticks or Romaine Salad

BIG BITES
Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Crispy Chicken Fingers, Macaroni and Cheese, Spaghetti, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog

SOMETHING SWEET
Homemade Ice Cream, Sorbet, Jumbo Cookies

COUNTDOWN MENU
served after 9 p.m.
tasting menu $80, wine pairings $45

FIRST COURSE 
guest to select
CHILLED OYSTERS ON A HALF SHELL mignonette, pickled ginger
HAMACHI cucumber, radish greens, meyer lemon vinaigrette, tobico
PRAIRIE FRUIT FARM GOAT CHEESE petite spicy greens, baby beets, local mustard jam
to be paired with 2010 Alamos Torrentes, Salta, Argentina

SECOND COURSE
guest to select
SEARED SCALLOP squash, oxtail, Swiss chard, five spice
CONFIT LEG OF MULARD DUCK crispy polenta, spinach, duck jus
CELERY ROOT DUMPLINGS matsutake mushrooms, leeks, mushroom broth, truffle
to be paired with 2010 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

THIRD COURSE
guest to select
SURF AND TURF American venison and blue prawn, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, coco nibs
COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON lobster hash, buttered cabbage, demi
GRILLED FILET OF BEEF foie gras butter, cauliflower, sweet potato, bordelaise
to be paired with 2008 Cosentino “The Zin” Zinfandel, Lodi, California

FOURTH COURSE
guest to select
CREAMY SEXY BLUE strawberry preserve, aged balsamic, brioche
AGED CHEDDAR house made cracker, local honey, apple
to be paired with Blandy’s Rainwater Madiera

FIFTH COURSE 
guest to select
PECAN PIE bourbon caramel, sour apple ice cream
PRALINE MOUSSE CAKE chocolate pretzel cookie, Thai basil, praline tuille
SORBET FLIGHT seasonal flavors
to be paired with Mionetto Prosecco

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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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