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New Year’s Eve Party at Michael Diversey’s Tavern

Celebration Package or Pay-As-You-Go Option 

Saturday, December 31
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

$10 admission, cash bar
$75 admission, open bar

Michael Diversey’s New Year’s Eve party will make for a fun and festive way to ring in 2012 – especially for craft beer fans. The neighborhood tavern, located in Lakeview, will offer celebrants two options for the evening: pay-as-you-go, cash bar service ($10 admission fee, starts at 9 p.m.) or the Celebration Package, which includes hors d’oeuvres, Red Bull cocktails, all draft craft beers, premium wine, bottled beer and mixed drinks from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. ($75 per person).

All revelers ringing in the new year will enjoy party favors, DJ-spun party hits and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

To purchase tickets, please call (773) 327-7040 or visit www.MDTavern.com.

Michael Diversey’s Tavern
670 W. Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60657
773.327.7040
MDTavern.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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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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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at ZED451

This New Year’s Eve weekend, ZED451 will celebrants an elaborate, multi-course dinner in the main dining room, along with a premium party package in the Fireside Lounge, followed by a bountiful brunch on New Year’s Day.

On Saturday, December 31, ZED451’s New Year’s Eve dinner experience will be offered for $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity).  The menu will include unlimited selections from the seasonal Harvest Tables, a lavish raw bar, an abundance of chef’s entrees served tableside and mini pastries for dessert.  In addition, each guest will receive a complimentary flute of champagne to toast to 2012.  Table reservations will be accepted between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. and may be made through Open Table or by calling (312) 266-6691.

ZED451’s New Year’s Eve party package will be offered in the cozy, Fireside Lounge from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Revelers ringing in the new year will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, a deluxe open bar (blueberry gin mojito, spiced apple sangria, premium spirits, wine, imported and domestic bottled beer), party favors, DJ and midnight champagne toast. Tickets for the bar package are $95 per guest (includes tax and gratuity) and may be purchased by calling the restaurant at (312) 266-6691 or by visiting BrownPaperTickets.com.

The following day, ZED451 will start off the new year with an unforgettable brunch experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, January 1, dining guests may partake in a mid-day meal that includes a bounty of breakfast and lunch selections. Brunch is $29 per person (plus tax and gratuity), 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.

New Year’s Day is all about football, and ZED451’s 80-foot screen will show every play of the games (including our own Chicago Bears taking on the Minnesota Vikings at noon). From 10 a.m. to midnight, the Fireside Lounge will feature $5 ZED burgers and $3 pints of beer, in addition to the full “Cravings” menu (pad Thai tacos, char-grilled sirloin salad, calamari fries, house-cured duck pastrami Reuben sliders, maple Cajun BLT, spiced chicken samosas, Aegean flatbread and more).
ZED451
739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.266.6691
ZED451.com

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Feliz Año Nuevo at ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar

Multi-Course Dinner with Drinks, Live Music and Midnight Tequila Toast

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Table reservations at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
A la carte dinner menu offered

Table reservations at 9:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.
Three course dinner and drinks package
$65 per guest

9:00 p.m. to Midnight
Drinks only package
$30 per guest

Feliz Ano Nuevo! On Saturday, December 31, ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar will host a festive fete that includes three celebratory dining and beverage choices: traditional a la carte dinner service, a dinner and drinks package (with three courses, specialty cocktails, live music, DJ, dancing and Midnight tequila toast) and a three-hour, bar only package.

Dinner Service
Table reservations are offered at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Zocalo’s complete dinner menu (and specials) will be available.

Dinner and Drinks Package
With seatings offered at both 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., the create-your-own, three course dinner will include any appetizer, entree and dessert from Zocalo’s special New Year’s Eve dinner menu. This dinner package also includes beer, house wine and margaritas (traditional, passion-mango, blood orange, prickly pear or hibiscus flower). The price is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Three Hour Drink Package
For those looking to simply enjoy cocktails, a three-hour bar package will be offered from 9:00 p.m. – Midnight. The libations include beer, house wine and margaritas (traditional, passion-mango, blood orange, prickly pear or hibiscus flower). This option is priced at $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Entertainment
The Latin band “Jugo de Mango” will perform live, starting at 9 p.m., followed by a DJ spinning Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms until 2 a.m. As the clock strikes midnight, a Don Julio tequila toast and party favors will be enjoyed by all. Zocalo will offer a cash bar until 2 a.m. and Don Julio drink specials will be featured all night.

Reservations for New Year’s Eve are recommended. Please call Zocalo to make arrangements to celebrate.

ZOCALO Restaurant and Tequila Bar
358 W. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610
312.302.9977
ZocaloChicago.com

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“Big City Gala”

New Year’s Eve at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gala Package with overnight stay, $439 per couple
Gala only, $296 per couple

Say farewell to 2011 and welcome 2012 with an incredible New Year’s Eve package at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort. Whether a glamorous gala is in your plans, or complete night on the town with overnight stay suits you more, the Bloomingdale resort has a solution for your soiree.

The “Big City Gala” begins with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m. and continues to 1:00 a.m. with a four-course dinner served with wine, six-hour premium open bar, live music by The UpBeat Band, Midnight champagne toast, party favors, festive balloon drop, lavish brunch the next morning and late check out of 2:00 p.m. The Gala Package is priced at $439 per couple.

The “Big City Gala” tickets exclude overnight accommodations for two, lavish New Year’s Day brunch for two in the Grand Ballroom and a late check-out of 2 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Gala dinner menu below. New Year’s Day Brunch menu also outlined below.

All gratuities and food and beverage tax are included (room tax is not included). For Gala Package reservations, please call 630-529-0200. For Gala (only) reservations, or if you have any questions, please call the NYE Hotline at 630-671-5028. The Gala excludes the overnight accommodations and brunch for two. The dress code is semi-formal, no denim, jackets not required. Guests must be 21 to attend the Gala.

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Menu

Cocktail Reception and Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Greek tartlets; assorted California sushi rolls; tenderloin crostini with boursin and capers; cozy shrimp with sweet chili mustard sauce; chicken wellingtons with marsala dipping sauce; vegetarian spring rolls with plum sauce; beef satay with peanut sauce

Displayed Appetizers
cocktail shrimp with lemon and cocktail sauce; International and domestic cheese display; market basket crudite

Dinner
served with wine and freshly-brewed coffees and herbal teas

First Course
Seafood Bisque en croute

Second Course
Caprese Salad with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze

Third Course
Duo entrée of Tenderloin of Beef, wild mushroom ragout and Stuffed Shrimp with dauphinois potatoes and baby vegetables, white truffle butter

(Vegetarian Option)
Roasted Artichoke Ravioli, tossed with sundried tomatoes, shallots, and pistachio pesto OR full order of Stuffed Shrimp

Grand Dessert Buffet
Chef’s Selection of mouth-watering cakes, cheesecakes and sweet treats, including martini mousse cups; assorted miniature bite-sized petit fours; miniature European pastries

The Chocolate Fountain
A cascading waterfall of rich, melted dark chocolate, served with skewers of fresh pineapple, strawberries, marshmallows, pretzel sticks, Rice Krispy squares and lemon pound cake

New Year’s Day Ballroom Brunch
only available to Gala Package guests on New Year’s Day

Assortment of breakfast pastries includes croissants, danish, muffins, cinnamon rolls, assorted bagels with whipped cream cheese and butter,

Assorted Juices of cranberry, tomato, apple and orange

Oatmeal Bar with cream, raisins, slivered almonds, and brown sugar

Seasonal fruits and berries

Smoked Salmon with condiments

Caesar Salad

Pasta Primavera Salad

Scrambled Eggs

Apple wood smoked bacon and sausage links

Breakfast Potatoes with peppers and onions

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

Belgium Waffles

Omelet Station: diced ham, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, onion, peppers, mushrooms, cheddar and Swiss cheeses

Almond Crusted Tilapia with citrus beurre blanc

Chicken Marsala

Tortellini Pasta with vodka sauce

Vegetable Medley

Carving Station of Inside Round of beef, au jus and horseradish chive and Honey Baked ham

Assorted Desserts and Pastries

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

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