THREE ACES WANTS A BLACKOUT!
Contact: Lyle Aker FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
O: (312) 243-1577
C: (773) 957-9925
THREE ACES WANTS A BLACKOUT!
A specialty menu featuring the darkest food and drinks of the season
The sun is setting early, the sky is grey, and Halloween is around the corner, it’s the darkest time of year and Three Aces is celebrating; with a BLACKOUT. Help us welcome the darkness, rock and roll style, with a specialty menu featuring the darkest of ingredients, paired with the blackest of beers, ink-colored cocktails, low lights, and wicked metal music. Bring on the BLACKOUT!
Executive chef Matt Troost has created a limited edition menu featuring the darkest of seasonal ingredients. Sample BLACKOUT menu items include: Arancini made with squid ink risotto, mint, and bolognese sauce; Mussels steamed in black beer, served with boudin noir, butternut squash, and chili de arbol; and Duck Breast with beluga lentils, confit cipollinis and black kale.
No specialty menu is complete without the perfect drink pairing. Ask for a “dark traveler” made with Journeyman Rye, Graham’s 20-year tawny, and black walnut bitters. Or sample any of the following BLACKOUT beers: Allagash Black, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Ska Brewing Mole Stout, Uinta Black Lager, or Great Divides Oak aged Yeti Russian imperial stout.
Three Aces is located at 1321 W. Taylor Street in the heart of Little Italy. The BLACKOUT begins on Monday, October 22, 2012 and the special menu runs through November 4, 2012. The menu will only be available for dinner starting at 4:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m.
Three Aces has been described as “the Italian country side meets the American farm house in Keith Richards basement bar”. Well known for its Michelin recommended food, at neighborhood prices, in a comfortable, cool, rock and roll inspired setting.
For more information, to schedule an interview, or for sample recipes for publication, please contact Lyle Aker at (312) 243-1577 or email: email@example.com.
Posted 10/23/12 - Share this entry
NAHA celebrates SKIRT STEAK: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen
NAHA and chef Carrie Nahabedian will be celebrating Charlotte Druckman’s just-released book SKIRT STEAK: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen on Thursday, October 25, 2005. The event, which will benefit Green City Market, will feature Carrie and Sarah Stegner, Prairie Grass Café, to team up for a memorable one-night-only meal that will conjure the sense of community created in SKIRT STEAK, for which Druckman interviewed more than 70 female chefs to deliver a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at their experience in the contemporary food world.
The evening is part of the Skirt Steak Supper Series, a series of collaborative chef dinners across the US.
Thursday, October 25
Dinner with Charlotte Druckman and chefs Carrie Nahabedian and Sarah Stegner (Prairie Grass Café)
500 North Clark Street
Benefitting Green City Market
Cost: $135, all-inclusive (includes a copy of Skirt Steak)
For tickets, please call 312-321-6242
Posted 10/19/12 - Share this entry
Dining Out For Equality
Hearty restaurant is proud to host Dining Out For Equality. When you dine with us, a portion of your bill will be donated to Equality Illinois. Proceeds from this event will support Equality Illinois' urgent work toward marriage equality.
Posted 10/10/12 - Share this entry
"Bluestem, The Cookbook," at Vie
On Monday, Oct. 15, chef Paul Virant will host a collaborative dinner in honor of Kansas City chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts and their cookbook, Bluestem, the cookbook, at Vie. The cost of the seven-course dinner is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity and includes a copy of the cookbook. Optional wine pairings for the dinner are $40.
Chefs Virant and the Garrelts will be joined by the culinary talents of chefs Graham Elliot and Merlin Verrier of Graham Elliot, Grahamwich and GEBistro; Jason Vincent of Nightwood; Howard Hanna of The Rieger Hotel (Kansas City, Mo.); and chef de cuisine Nathan Sears of Vie. Elissa Narow, who is the pastry chef at Perennial Virant and Vie, will provide one of the dessert courses. Sous chefs include Amber Blatt and Dan Compton of Vie and Carlo Lamagna and Ed Sura of Perennial Virant. Each chef will prepare one course inspired by a dish from the pages of bluestem, the cookbook. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 708-246-2082.
Posted 09/20/12 - Share this entry
Brauhaus in a Beer Garden!
Join Brick & Mortar Pop-ups for a night of rooftop fun with Brauhaus Schmitz Chef Jeremy Nolen!
Laugenbrezel mit Obatzda -
soft pretzel, Bavarian cheese spread, salted white radishes
Foie Gras Liverwurst, pickled black grapes, rye bread
Kalbsbries Schnitzel -
Sweetbread Schnitzel, quail egg, anchovy-caper vinaigrette, buckwheat spätzle
Entenbratwurst mit Sauerkraut -
Duck & Smoked Barley Malt Sausage, savoy cabbage sauerkraut, spicy beer mustard
Himmel und Äd -
"Heaven and Earth", Blood sausage, celery root-apple puree, Tavern beer vinegar gastrique
Ticket are $48 & available at www.brauhaus.eventbrite.com
Jeremy Nolen is the executive chef at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia’s only authentic German restaurant and beer hall. The restaurant was opened to rave reviews from magazines, newspapers, online food blogs, and repeat guests. He achieved this through a philosophy of taking fresh raw ingredients and creating modern renditions of authentic German cuisine. Jeremy is constantly imparting his love of food preservation through curing, smoking, drying and salting.
Posted 09/20/12 - Share this entry
A New Orleans Riverboat Soiree, ca. 1930 with North Shore Distillery
Big Jones and North Shore Distillery invite you to an evening of craft cocktails and historic cooking in the tradition of the old riverboat cocktail parties and soirees from the heyday of Mississippi riverboat culture. Cocktails are being created from North Shore Distillery's stunning lineup of gins, vodka, and artisinal spirits and the evening's dinner is inspired by the early 20th-century Creole cooking that dominated the great riverboat restaurants of the time, with recipes and inspiration coming from Mary Moore Bremer's New Orleans Recipes, a book the accomplished African American chef penned in 1932.
The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 with passed hors d'ouvres including chopped duck egg salad with Louisiana choupique caviar and deviled ham with green strawberry chutney on home-baked rye bread. Dinner begins at 7:30 with turtle soup enriches with oxtail, sherry, and liver dumplings served with rice cakes and fig confit with honey and butter, the moves on to shrimp-stuffed mirliton with blood sausage, crawfish butter, and tarragon. The main course is Duck and oyster sauce piquant served two ways with aromatic Delta rice and duck cracklings, followed by a dessert of soured rice calas with acorn squash, cane syrup, and marcona almonds. Guests will be sent off for the evening with home made coconut pecan pralines.
Dinner is $50 per person including tax and gratuity. The cocktail reception is optional for an additioinal charge of only $10 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 773-275-5725.
Posted 09/17/12 - Share this entry
Corsican Wine Dinner on September 18th
Join us on Tuesday, September 18th as we celebrate Corsican wine!
We’re offering a special four-course family-style dinner at our communal table with wine pairings:
White bean stew served over fresh brocciu-style cheese, fresh eel & shaved chestnut
Maestracci 2011 Vermentino Blanc
Braised, sous-vide octopus, rosemary, potato, uni butter, poached egg
Abbatucci 2011 Sciacarellu Rose
Braised pork shoulder & belly, prunes, chestnut gnocchi
Yves Leccia 2009 ‘Patrimonio’ Niellucciu/Grenache Rouge
Swiss chard-stuffed quail, hen of the woods mushroom, cherry sauce
Antoine Arena 2008 ‘Morte Maio’ Niellucciu Rouge
One seating only, at 7pm – only 12 seats available!
$70 per person (tax & gratuity not included)
Call Telegraph at 773.292.9463 to make a reservation
Posted 09/11/12 - Share this entry
BBQ Week at Vie
Don't fret, summer is not over yet! To celebrate one last summer event, Vie is hosting a full week of BBQ.
There will be be a 3 course menu with choices for $45 and optional beer or wine pairings, $20 and $25. Young adults between the ages of 12- 17 can order smaller portions from the same menu at $25. Children 11 and under pay their age.
Menu subject to change.
Vie will not be offering the regular menu during this week.
Posted 09/07/12 - Share this entry
Market Menu begins tonight!
Tonight at Vincent, we'll be offereing our four course farm menu. The menu, each week will feature an animal and/or produce from a local farm. This will be offered every Wednesday and Thursday night, but since this is our first and we're excited, it will be available all weekend. Chef's Adam Grandt and Gregory May have butchered a veal from Catalpa Farms and put together the following menu at $40 per person.
1.Blanquette de Veau with rice and leek ragout, red pearl onion, mushrooms, parsley oil, fried leeks.
2.Veal Shank Raviolo with parsley coulis, veal reduction, pickled glazed shallots, manchego.
3.Roasted Veal Loin wrapped with veal forcemeat, bacon, baby lima beans, heirloom baby carrots, spinach
Every Wednesday and Thursday
Posted 09/06/12 - Share this entry
Laurent-Perrier Celebrates 200th Anniversary at Cafe des Architectes
This September, Cafe des Architectes at Sofitel Chicago Water Tower will partner with Laurent-Perrier to celebrate a very important milestone: the 200th anniversary of the legendary Champagne house. With roots dating back to 1812, Laurent-Perrier has become one of the most successful and recognized Champagne brands in the world. Together with Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Laurent-Perrier will celebrate this special anniversary - and favorite French pastime – by inviting guests to partake in an evening of gastronomy.
On Saturday, September 22, Café des Architectes will feature a special menu celebrating the anniversary. The six-course degustation will feature select Laurent-Perrier Champagnes paired with the contemporary French cuisine of Chef Greg Biggers and Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky. The featured menu includes the following courses:
Olive oil snow, yuzu marmalade
Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Charred salsify, sorghum braised lamb shank, passionfruit
Creamed swiss chard confit, cocoa squab jus, crispy sweetbreads
Seared John Dory
Brown Butter cream, crab agnolottis, apples
Prairie Fruits Farm “Little Bloom”
Honey Madeleines, Klug Farm fruit
Citrus, marcona almond, croquant
The Laurent Perrier 200th Anniversary menu is available upon reservation, from 6-11 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $100 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call (312) 324-4063. Café des Architectes’ regular menu will also be available for the evening.
For those looking to further indulgence, a Champagne-themed package is available for the weekend and includes the Champagne dinner for two people, luxury accommodations and a bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut to enjoy in room. Rates start at $495 plus taxes and can be booked by calling (312) 324-4000.
Posted 09/06/12 - Share this entry