Tuesday, February 21
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Free to Attend
Can’t make it to Rio de Janeiro this year? Nacional 27 in River North will offer the next best thing at their “Carnival 2012” cocktail party on Fat Tuesday, February 21. The Nuevo Latino restaurant and lounge, inspired by the flavors and ingredients from the 27 countries comprising Central and South America, will feature live Brazilian music by the Bossa Tres Trio from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and custom cocktails made with Brazilian-based ingredients.
In-house mixologist and general manager Liz Samples will offer three different types of Caipirinhas, a classic Brazilian drink made with cachaca (a Brazilian liquor made from distilled and fermented sugarcane juice). Guests may select the Classic Caipirinha, the Smooth & Spicy Caipirinha made with coconut, mango, ginger and lime or the Lux Caipirinha, made with yuzu sour juice ($8 each). The restaurant will also feature a Veev Acai Berry-blended Mojito for $10. Acai is a “superfood” berry found in the Brazilian Amazon.
Executive Chef Francisco Vilchez’s full tapas and dinner menus will be available.