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StyleChicago’s “South Beach Style” at Nacional 27

Fourth Annual Ultimate Girls Night Out Event

Thursday, March 1
6-9 p.m.VIP Tickets $45 (includes goodie bag) General Admission $35

Nacional 27 will hold the fourth annual StyleChicago “South Beach Style” girls night out event on Thursday, March 1 from 6-9 p.m. This fun, very girly party with a Latin twist includes: creative cocktails; Hey Mambo wine; Peroni beer; a variety of passed tapas, ceviche and small plates; Salsa dancing instruction; Zumba lessons; fabulous fashions; and spa and beauty services. All ticket holders will have a chance to win designer prizes and giveaways.

VIP tickets are $45 and include early admission (5:30 p.m.) and the highly sought-after, signature StyleChicago goodie bag with over 30 fabulous items (general admission tickets are $35). This event is for those 21 and over. Tickets may be purchased at StyleChicago.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Nacional 27
325 West Huron

Chicago, IL 60610


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III Forks Continues Complimentary Monthly Wine Tastings

February’s Sip and Swirl Event Features Terlato

Monday, February 6
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Free to Attend

III Forks Prime Steakhouse will hold their next monthly wine tasting event on Monday, February 6. From 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to sip, swirl and sample three of Terlato Wines International’s varietals. The tasting, led by Proprietor Danny Payne and Wine Director Lance Gresak, will feature Terlato Family Vineyards’ Pinot Grigio, Chimney Rock’s Elevage and Flor de Campo’s Pinot Noir. Executive Chef Tommy Nevill will pair the pours with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres.

Following the event, participating guests are then welcome to enjoy a glass or bottle of wine at half-price.

The tastings will continue to take place the first Monday of every month (March 5, April 2) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse
333 East Benton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60601


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“Open That Bottle Night”

Five Restaurants Participate in Annual Uncork-It Celebration

Saturday, February 25

Stop saving that bottle for a special occasion! Since the year 2000, on the last Saturday night in February, friends, couples and groups get together to enjoy particular bottles of wine and champagne. The bottle selected is traditionally one that you have been saving for a special event that, so far, hasn’t happened.

“Open That Bottle Night” was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of the Wall Street Journal as a great way to feel entitled to uncork that cherished bottle. It doesn’t matter if the wine is expensive or reasonable, red, white or bubbly – what matters are the memories.

Five local restaurants are inviting guests to bring in their special bottle without being charged a corkage fee. If you don’t have a bottle on hand, two of the participating restaurants will offer nice discount on select bottles of wines from their house list.

Participating Restaurants

no corkage fee, one bottle per table

BLT American Brasserie

no corkage fee, one bottle per table


no corkage fee, one bottle per table

Due Lire

no corkage fee, one bottle per table
20-percent discount on select bottles of wine

Park Grill

no corkage fee, one bottle per table
50-percent discount on select bottles of wine
Quince at The Homestead, 1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, 847.570.8400, QuinceRestaurant.net

BLT American Brasserie, 599 West Superior, Chicago, IL 60654, 312.948.8744, BLTAmericanBrasserie.com

Elate, 111 West Huron, Chicago, IL 60654, 312.202.9900, ElateChicago.com

Due Lire Vino & Cucina, 4520 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625, 773.275-7878, Due-Lire.com 

Park Grill, 11 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60602, 312.521.7275, ParkGrillChicago.com

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Weekend Wines at Elate

Select Glass Pours for $5 on Friday and $6 on Saturday

Starting this Friday, January 27, and running through the winter months, Elate will feature selected wines by the glass on weekends. Every Friday, a list of white wines will be offered for $5, and every Saturday, a choice of red wines will be available for $6. The hand-picked list will change weekly; examples are listed below.

Elate serves breakfast (Monday-Friday: 6:30-11:00am, Saturday-Sunday: 7:30am-2:30pm), brunch (Saturday-Sunday: 10:30am-2:30pm), lunch (everyday 11:00am-2:30pm), dinner (Monday-Thursday: 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 5-11pm, Sunday: 5-9pm) and drinks in the bar/lounge.

White Wines
Featured on Fridays for $5
Torrontes, Trivento 2009 Mendoza, Argentina
Pinot Grigio, Sartori 2010, Italy
Chardonnay, Alamos 2010 Mendoza, Argentina

Red Wines
Saturday Selections $6
Cabernet, Yulupa, Kenwood 2009 California
Pinot Noir, Canyon Road 2010 California
Red Rock Blend 2010 California

111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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Valentine’s Day Weekend at Park Grill

Sweetheart Specials, Cocktail Duo and Half-Price Wines

Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14

Capture the heart of your sweetie in the heart of the city this Valentine’s Day. Park Grill in picturesque Millennium Park will celebrate the weekend of love with sweetheart specials, themed cocktails (Sweetheart Martini, Bourbon Bubbly) and half-price select bottles of wine from Friday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 14.

As an added bonus, each day a pair of theater tickets will be raffled off to various performances at The Harris Theater and Chicago Opera Theater. On February 14, one lucky couple will take home a romantic Chicago “getaway package” that includes a one night stay at Hotel Burnham and dinner for two at Park Grill. Also on February 14, all ladies dining at the restaurant will receive complimentary chocolate covered strawberries.

Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling 312-521-PARK (7275). The dinner hours at Park Grill are Friday and Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday through Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sweetheart Specials 

Sweetheart Martini – amarula, ketel one citreon, lychee syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, grenadine, garnished with a chocolate covered strawberry 11
Bourbon Bubbly – makers mark, crème de casis, champagne, raspberry garnish 11

East Coast Oysters – mignonette, ginger 12
Half Lobster – butter poached, parsnip, green beans, blood orange 16 

Grilled Beef Tenderloin – pearls onions, asparagus, chanterelles, foie butter, bordelaise 35
Pan Seared Big Eye Tuna – black rice, shitake mushrooms, baby cabbage, champagne beurre blanc 29
King Crab – house made parpadelle, green beans, chives, ginger, crab broth 27

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trifle – chocolate chiffon layered with strawberry mousse, topped with champagne gelee 8

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602


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“Toast for Tuesdays” at ZED451

New Weekly Wine Night Features Half-Price Bottles

Tuesday Evenings
4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m

ZED451 offers an enticing reason to toast on Tuesday nights. A newly launched wine night, “Toast for Tuesdays,” is now taking place every week at the River North restaurant and lounge. The select list features approximately 30 bottles, from Malbecs and Merlots to Cabs and Cava, at a fifty-percent discount. The wine list will change slightly from week to week; an example wine list is below.

ZED451 suggests pairing the chosen bottle with the full dinner experience, offered on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., or simply enjoy sipping and swirling in the cozy lounge, from 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The bar area offers an a la carte menu, with appetizers, sliders and other specialties. Table reservations and walk-ins are welcome, please call the restaurant or visit ZED451.com.

“Toast for Tuesdays” Wine Night at ZED451

Featured Wines, Half Price Bottles
Noval Black Port $54, regularly $108

Colores del Sol Malbec $23, regularly $46

Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant $43, regularly $86

Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Claret $28, regularly $56

Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $30, regularly $60

Domaine Chandon Pinot Meunier $31, regularly $62

Brunello di Montalcino $60, regularly $120

Grayson Cellars Zinfandel $20, regularly $40

Trinchero Petite Verdot $55, regularly $110

Gran Fuedo Vinas Viejas $25, regularly $50

Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon $28, regularly $56

Sharecropper Cabernet Sauvignon $30, regularly $60

Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon $40, regularly $80

Wente Sauvignon Blanc $25, regularly $50

Ramey Chardonnay $35, regularly $70

Hewitt Cabernet Sauvignon $92, regularly $184

Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon $25, regularly $50

Sterling Merlot “Three Palms Vineyard” $43, regularly $86

Su Yuen Syrah $30, regularly $60

Caro De Haro Cava $28, regularly $56

Sterling Riesling $20, regularly $40

Ostatu Blanco $28, regularly $56

Flowers Chardonnay $50, regularly $100

Hogue Riesling $23, regularly $46

Darioush Chardonnay $48, regularly $96

Shaya Verdejo $20, regularly $40

Pine Ridge Chardonnay $40, regularly $80

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc $22, regularly $44

Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc $24, regularly $48

Estancia Pinot Grigio $21, regularly $42

739 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Valentine’s Day Dining at Elate

Three Course Prix Fixe with Optional Wine Pairings

Tuesday, February 14
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

$55 three course menu
$85 three courses with wine pairings

Elate Restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu this Valentine’s Day. On Tuesday, February 14, Executive Chef Michael Noll will prepare three courses, which include Parnsip Bisque, Gunthrop Farms Duck Breast or Roasted Turbot and Avocado Panna Cotta. The date night dinner is priced at $55 per guest (tax and gratuity excluded), with optional wine pairings available for an additional $30. Reservations may be made by calling 312-202-9900.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu
$55 per person, $85 with wine pairings

Course One
Parsnip Bisque
almond milk / golden raisins / curry

Course Two
choice of

Roasted Gunthrop Farms Duck Breast
confit tortellini / kuri squash / duck jus / pine

Roasted Turbot
clams / sea beans / tarragon / mustard seed

Course Three
Avocado Panna Cotta
rose / white chocolate / kumquat


111 West Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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