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Sweetest Day at Shiraz on the Water

Four Course, Prix Fixe Menu for Two

Saturday, October 15
5-10 p.m.

$70 per couple

Celebrate Sweetest Day with a special dinner at Shiraz on the Water. On Saturday, October 15, Chef Carol Buckantz will offer a four course menu for two. This date night dinner will start with an appetizer to share (calamari, bruschetta, short rib wonton), followed by soup or salad for each guest. Chef Buckantz’s entrees (one per dining guest) include succulent prime rib, Alaskan salmon, pork tenderloin and chicken saltimbocca. Complete the Sweetest Day meal with a decadent crème brulee or a slice of “Death by Chocolate” cake. This dining experience, over looking the water on the grounds of the Indian Lakes Resort, is complimented nicely with two flutes of champagne. The prix fixe price is $70 per couple and does not include tax or gratuity.

For reservations, please call the restaurant. Overnight accommodations and special “date night” packages are available. Visit IndianLakesResort.com/specials-packages for details.

Shiraz on the Water Sweetest Day Prix-Fixe Menu
Includes one glass of champagne per person

First Course (to share)
Your Choice Of:

Short Rib Wonton

Second Course
Your Choice Of:

Soup of the Day
House Salad
Caesar Salad

Third Course
Your Choice Of:

Prime Rib
Alaskan Salmon
Pork Tenderloin
Chicken Saltimbocca

Your Choice Of:

Crème Brulee
Death by Chocolate

Shiraz on the Water
Hilton Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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“Date Night” Package at Hilton Indian Lakes Resort

Dinner, Feature Film, Overnight Stay and Brunch for Two

Package starts October 1, 2011
Valid Friday and Saturday evenings through December 30, 2011

$149 per couple ($169 on Sweetest Day)

The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, located in suburban Bloomingdale, has created a special “Date Night” offer, perfectly packaged for two. This night on the town provides a full-proof getaway that includes:

Luxurious, overnight accommodations for two at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort;

A romantic, three-course dinner for two at Shiraz on the Water;

Two tickets to your choice of movie at the nearby Hollywood Blvd Cinema;

Breakfast Buffet at Master’s Clubhouse – buy one, get one free;

Late check-out at 2 p.m. (spend the rest of the day at leisure, taking advantage of the resort’s many amenities including indoor/outdoor pools, spa, workout center, golf course, mini-golf and much more);

A voucher for a $75 room rate on your next visit (redeem between November 1, 2011-April 30,2012 – some restrictions may apply).

This “Date Night” package is based on availability, blackout dates apply. The price per couple is $149 and does not include room tax. The package price is $169 per couple on Sweetest Day, October 15, 2011. For reservations please call 630-529-0200.

Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort
250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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Dishes and Drinks to Share on Sweetest Day

A Variety of Venues Offer Cozy Cocktails and Amorous Appetizers

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Times/Prices Vary

Sweetest Day will be celebrated throughout the city and suburbs with just-for-two, tempting drinks and dishes. From rockin’ River North eateries to casual neighborhood gems and a stylish suburban establishment, there are a variety of romance-inducing selections to choose from:

Nacional 27

Adam Seger has created 27 ounce, custom cocktails perfect for sharing over dinner or sipping in the lounge.

“27 Ounces of Fun” served in a 27 ounce cocktails glass with two straws

27 Ounces of Passion $22
a twist on a traditional daiquiri: cardamom- and hibiscus-infused rum, lime juice and passion fruit syrup

Latin Long Island $27
gin, vodka, cachaca, rum, tequila, lime, passion, coca cola

Tiki Punch $21
exotic juices, spices, rum, Spanish gin, little umbrellas

Sangria $17
White / Red / Sparkling / Passion Ginger / Mango Lime

Nacional 27 offers a variety of perfect-for-sharing dishes, such as the N27 Combination Platter, Taco Flight, Caliente Shrimp and Scallop Nachos, Ceviche Sampler, Gaucho BBQ 30″ skewers and Latin Paellas. Plan to double date? The party menu is also a fun option for dinner. Complete the evening with Saturday night salsa dancing!

Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar

“Lovers’ Libations”

Citrus Cazuelas for Two, $14
Cuervo citrus tequilas, aguardiente and white wine with citrus juices and a splash of squirt citrus soda, served in a traditional terra cotta bowl.

“The Date Plate”

Appetizer Sampling Platter, $12
Three signature appetizers: Empanadas (black beans and plantains, tomatillo salsa, fresco cheese); Flautas (Mexico City style taquitos with chicken tinga, tomatillo salsa, red cabbage, fresco cheese, guacamole) and Salpicon de Res (shredded beef tostadas, sherry-chipotle vinaigrette, romaine lettuce, red onion, fresco cheese).

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar

“Fondue for Two”

Fondue Trio, $9
Blue cheese, goat cheese and Italian cheese blend (reggiano and fontina) served with crostini, apples and sopressata for dipping. A hand-selected wine pairing is available for an additional $9.

The Smoke Daddy

“Sweet Treat”

The Famous Skillet Cookie $6.50
Huge chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and our homemade caramel sauce.

D.O.C. Wine Bar Chicago

“Luscious in Lincoln Park”

Dessert Wine Flight, $16.50
Moscado, sherry and port wines paired with chocolates

D.O.C. Wine Bar West

“Fondue for Two”

Fondue Trio, $9
Blue cheese, goat cheese and Italian cheese blend (reggiano and fontina) served with crostini, apples and sopressata for dipping. A hand-selected wine pairing is available for an additional $9.

Location Information

Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron Street, Chicago. 312.664.2727 http://www.n27chicago.com

Zocalo, 358 W. Ontario, Chicago. 312.302.9977 http://www.zocalochicago.com

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 N. Paulina Street, Chicago. 773.248.5222 http://www.frascapizzeria.com

Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division Street, Chicago. 773.772.6656 http://www.thesmokedaddy.com

D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 N. Clark Street, Chicago. 773.883.5101 http://www.docwinebarchicago.com

D.O.C. Wine Bar, The Shops on Butterfield, 326 Yorktown Center, Lombard. 630.627.6666 http://www.docwinebarchicago.com

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Sweetest Day Beer and Chocolate Tasting

Casual and Fun Pairing Party at Fizz Bar and Grill

Saturday, October 16

$14 per person

This Sweetest Day, Fizz Bar and Grill will hold a beer and chocolate tasting event perfect for sipping with your sweetie. A beer and dessert bite menu will be presented, and each person may choose four of the six pairings to experience. The $14 fee will include four, four ounce pours of beer paired with a delicious and sweet treat. Please call Fizz Bar and Grill for event reservations. The complete menu (with tasting notes) is outlined below:

Sweetest Day Beer and Chocolate Tasting Menu

Beer and Chocolate Pairing No. 1

Harpoon IPA India Pale Ale

The high hoppiness of this beer makes for a crisp finish.

paired with

Malted Milk Balls – a classic treat double dipped for an extra thick coating

Beer and Chocolate Pairing No. 2

Dark Horse Raspberry Wheat Wheat Ale

Light bodied, easy drinking ale made with real raspberries for a mild fruit flavor.

paired with

Fizz Chocolate Mousse – made in house with the finest Belgian chocolate

Beer and Chocolate Pairing No. 3

Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale

Mild in character with a slight fruity aroma and a spicy finish that is as unique as it is satisfying.

paired with

English Toffee with pecans

Beer and Chocolate Pairing No. 4

Rogue Dead Guy Maibock

Deep honey in color with a malty aroma and a rich hearty flavor.

paired with

Classic Pecan Turtles

Beer and Chocolate Pairing No. 5

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald  Porter

A complex porter with a roasted, bittersweet, chocolate coffee taste and a bold hop presence.

paired with

Fizz’s Bourbon Brownie – homemade, bourbon-soaked brownie with a vanilla bourbon frosting

Beer and Chocolate Pairing No. 6

Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock Double Bock

Profoundly dark, rich elixir with a complex fruitiness of roasted malt and whole hop flowers. Semi-dry finish.

paired with

Chocolate Cherry Cluster – made in house with dark chocolate, dried cherries and cashews

Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N. Lincoln Ave.

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