Nellcôte's Orange Carpet Oscars Bash
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*** MEDIA ALERT *** LIVE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
NELLCÔTE, KELLY RYAN O’BRIEN AND THE CHICAGO BLOGGER NETWORK PRESENT CHICAGO’S “ORANGE” CARPET OSCARS PARTY & SOCIAL MEDIA BASH
WHAT: The Hollywood glitz and glam will be in high demand in Chicago as Nellcôte rolls out the “orange” carpet—to match its opulent interiors—for the inaugural Orange Carpet Oscars Viewing Party & Social Media Bash! The stars won’t be the only ones walking away winners as host Kelly Ryan O'Brien of the Chicago Blogger Network leads live, play-by-play tweeting.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: With viewing screens throughout the expansive restaurant, a full-fledged paparazzi-style-step-and-repeat, and a photo booth to catch all the in-house fashion hits and misses, guests will be working their best Oscars attire while viewing, tweeting and eating at this high-glam extravaganza.
WHO: Pop Culture Expert Kelly Ryan O'Brien, founder of Chicago Blogger Network hosts live tweeting beginning at 5pm. Guests are welcome to participate in the action by using the hashtag #NellcoteCBN.
PARTY PERKS: For those who choose to predict which pictures/nominees will take home the coveted Oscars, prizes will be awarded for various categories. Swag bags will be provided to the first 200 attendees, Jared Van Camp’s dinner menu will be available in the main dining room, and Oscar-themed cocktails by Moët & Chandon, Hennessy and Belvedere will be on special throughout the evening. Guests who RSVP in advance for the event at Oscars@nellcoterestaurant.com, will receive two complimentary cocktail tickets as a special pre-event perk, valid from 5-7pm.
WHEN: Sunday, February 24th: The orange carpet festivities kick off at 5pm with the Oscars viewing at 7pm.
WHERE: Nellcôte is located at 833 W Randolph Street. For more information, please visit www.nellcoterestaurant.com or call 312.432.0500.
Posted 02/11/13 - Share this entry
Big Jones Bourbon Society Welcomes Journeyman Distillery for our 6th Spirits Dinner
We're proud to announce the 6th installment of our Spirits Dinner Series, welcoming Journeyman Distillery's (Three Oaks, MI) founder Bill Welter for a special dinner crafted by Executive Chef & Co-Owner Paul Fehribach and accompanied by several of Journeyman's artisinal, organic spirits.
The dinner takes place at Big Jones, 5347 N Clark on March 6. Titled High Lonesome: Journeyman Spirits and the Cooking of Appalachia ca. 1930 the dinner will feature five courses of carefully executed Appalachian dishes from the end of the old-time era of Appalachia, before the TVA and CCC brought electricity and developement to the mountains, paired with Journeyman's line of spirits inclusing three whiskeys, bilberry gin, and vodka made with strict artisinal and organic standards. Reception begins at 6:00 and dinner is served at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 per person including tax and gratuity.
March 6, 2012 * Reception 6:00 dinner 7:00 pm
14-month country ham with angel flake biscuit and redeye gravy
Bread Service: Home-baked wild yeast rye bread with cultured Kilgus cream butter and homemade quince honey
Henry Moore corn hominy soup with Desiree potatoes, hog maws, and turnip greens, plus relishes: sliced cabbage, onion, and heirloom radishes with house cider vinegar
Pigeon pie with turnips, pearl onions, and peppery sawmill gravy
Warm wild persimmon cake with sorghum molasses ice cream and hickory nut brittle
Reservations are open to Big Jones Bourbon Society Members immediately. Reservations are open to the public beginning February 20, and can be made by calling 773-275-5725.
Posted 02/07/13 - Share this entry
Valentine's Day Dinner at Telegraph
We're celebrating Valentine's Day with a romantic three-course meal, centered on the savory, exciting flavors of northeast Italy’s unique wines:
Aioli-bruléed diver scallops, black truffle, coriander
Pairing: Abbazia di Novacella, Kerner, Alto Adige
Anise-glazed golden beets, petite carrots, house-made fresh cow’s milk cheese, popped quinoa, green peppercorn, fennel
Pairing: Heinrich Mayr, Schiava, Bozen
Mixed grill of pomegranate-glazed quail, tri-tip steak, polenta, mushroom
Pairing: Elisabetta Foradori, Teroldego, Dolomite Mountains
Desserts will be available a la carte.
$35 per person for dinner; $55 with wine pairings
For reservations, guests can call Telegraph at 773-292-9463
Posted 02/05/13 - Share this entry
The Butcher & Larder and La Sirena Clandestina Team Up To Cook Some Pig
John Manion of La Sirena Clandestina and Rob & Allie Levitt of The Butcher & Larder bought a pig from Bare Knuckle Farm and put together a menu to celebrate it. The dinner will be served family style and promises to be lots of fun. For those who can't make it to dinner by 6, there will be a collaborative late-night menu from 9 until 12. Dinner 6-9pm, $85 (optional drink package $30) Late night menu will be a la carte. Call La Sirena Clandestina for details and reservations 312-226-5300
Posted 01/30/13 - Share this entry
THE "CHICKEN FREEDOM PROJECT" BY SLAGEL FAMILY FARMS
EAT CHILI! FREE CHICKENS! NINE OF CHICAGO'S LEADING CHEFS GATHER FOR CHILI COOK-OFF, SUPPORTING THE "CHICKEN FREEDOM PROJECT" BY SLAGEL FAMILY FARMS
Hosted by Executive Chef Troy Graves of Bucktown's neighborhood eatery, Red Door--Nine of Chicago's most buzz-worthy chefs go head to head at a traditional-style, chili cook-off in support of the "Chicken Freedom Project" by Slagel Family Farms.
WHAT: With a shared passion and a commitment to the most natural choices in quality meats, Troy Graves joins forces with leading Chicago chefs to raise funds for the Chicken Freedom Project. This initiative by Slagel Family Farms, is to purchase and convert an existing 5-acre commercial, caged chicken & egg facility into a cage-free, old-fashioned farm operation near their small family farm in Central Illinois. Preparing a traditional chili comfort dish, each chef will put their own interpretation on this warm winter classic, with 100% of ticket sales going towards the cause.
WHO: Alongside Graves, featured Chili Cook-Off chefs include:
Mark Steuer/Carriage House
Matt Troost /Three Aces
John Manion/La Sirena Clandestina
Rob and Allie Levitt/The Butcher & Larder
Art and Chelsea Jackson/Pleasant House Bakery
Special Guest Judge: Audarshia Townsend, the 312 Dining Diva
WHEN: MONDAY, JANUARY 28th at 6pm
WHERE: Red Door, Bucktown. 2118 North Damon Avenue, 60647
WHY: “Chicago chefs like myself are committed to sourcing the highest quality products available from the best local resources," says Graves. "I've been working closely with Slagel since last year, and they know that the demand for good, natural, locally produced eggs is high and continues to increase. Alongside the other chefs I've invited to join me at this event, I'm in full support of Slagel's mission to buy and convert this factory farm into a sustainable, natural farm, which would greatly increase they ability to get delicious eggs to the Chicago market'.
*Cocktails by, Olmeca Altos
*Tickets are $25 and admission includes one cocktail.
*Tickets available at www.reddoorchilicookoff.eventbrite.com or at the door.
ABOUT RED DOOR: A collaboration by Chef Troy Graves and partners Christopher
Peckat and Fei Tang, Bucktown’s bar and eatery features global comfort food flavors with
equal attention paid to a seasonal, local and organically sourced craft cocktail program by Jay
Schroeder. The neighborhood venue-- with food by Graves, who has 15 years of experience at
the likes of acclaimed Chicago restaurants Meritage Café and Wine Bar, Tallulah, and Eve--
launched in May 2012 with an expansive 2,500 square beer garden plus an indoor space located
at 2118 North Damen Avenue. Follow Red Door on Twitter @drinkreddoor and for more
information visit www.reddoorchicago.com. Phone number 773-697-7221.
Posted 01/19/13 - Share this entry
Telegraph "Cooking with Wine" dinner featuring Emilia Romagna
Telegraph Chef Johnny Anderes and Sommelier Jeremy Quinn are very pleased to invite guests to join us on January 23 as we kick off a new winter menu with a five-course exploration of Emilia-Romagna’s hearty & heartwarming foods, carefully paired with its leading wines.
The “Culinary Capital of Italy”, Emilia-Romagna has long been famous as the seat of the country’s ‘richest and best’ cuisine. From traditional mortadella to artisinal balsamico, from aged ewe & cow’s milk cheeses to long-stewed pork ragus, from cured meats (coppa, culatello, pancetta, etc.) to an infinite variety of pasta (tagliatelle, tortellini, lasagna, etc.), its products inspire us year-round – but especially during the cold winter months.
Wine reception at 6:30pm
Five-course dinner served at 7:30pm
Romagna style flatbread, ciccioli sausage, braised greens, lemon
Rabbit terrine with lavender, salumi coppa, assorted housemade breads, and mustards
Housemade primo sale
Wine pairings: Quarticello ‘Despina’ sparkling Malvasia di Candia (Bianco), Emilia
Vigneto Saetti, Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce (Rosso), Emilia
Grilled raddichio, endive, fennel, saba, parma rosa
Wine pairing: Fattoria Moretto, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro (Rosso), Emilia
Sole with lardo, anchovy, caper, parsley
Wine pairing: Filippi ‘Turbiana’ Trebbiano (Bianco), Veneto
Romagna style ragu, tagliatelle
Wine pairing: Giovanna Madonia ‘Tenentino’ Sangiovese (Rosso), Emilia
Smoked boar loin, onion consomme
Wine pairing: Quarticello ‘Chiaro’ Lambrusco Salamino (Rose), Emilia
A savory or sweet surprise from our pastry chef Katie Wyer
$75 / person
Call Telegraph at 773.292.9463 to RSVP
(Recommended Reading: The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food, by Lynne Rossetto Kasper: http://www.amazon.com/Splendid-Table-Emilia-Romagna-Heartland-Northern/dp/0688089631)
Posted 01/17/13 - Share this entry
Bayou Bliss: A Cajun Valentines Day with the Hearty Boys
Hearty Restaurant in Lakeview is putting a special spin on your Valentine's Day plans this year! Come in with your spouse, main squeeze, or your previous night's acquaintance for a Valentines Day prix-fixe menu with a decidedly Cajun flair. This year Mardi Gras is on February 12th, so come on in and celebrate both holidays with the person you love at the restaurant you love. At $65 per person, this four course meal with complimentary champagne is a delicious deal that you and yours will not soon forget. Here's the menu!
Cheddar Onion Beignet
Oyster Shooter- Oyster, Tito's Vodka, hot sauce, and a spiced tomato "Back"
Crawfish Mirliton Bique- Chayote squash, crawfish, tasso, cream
Arugula Strawberry Salad- Straberry aioli dressing, goat cheese, candied pecans
Crabmeat Cobbler- Lump crab, onion, pepper, Dunbarton blue cheddar, black pepper biscuit
Seared Duck Breast- Carmelized strawberries, dirty rice, sauteed kale
Oyster Stuffed Filet Mignon- Garlic roasted fingerlings, maque choux
Chocolate Bananas Foster- Rum-flamed bananas, vanilla bean ice cream, salted chocolate ganache
Jelly Beignets- Warm beignet, balsamic strawberry jam filling, powdered sugar
Chilled White Chocolate Soup- Heart shaped rosewater poundcake
Mini King Cake
Posted 01/16/13 - Share this entry
Announcing our Mardi Gras Celebration with a week-long Special Menu
We're pleased to announce our plans for Mardi Gras 2013. We are planning a special menu for the final week of the Mardi Gras season culminating on Fat Tuesday. The special menu will run from February 6-12 and is available from 5-9 p.m. daily, 5-11 p.m. on Fat Tuesday.
Especially exciting is the return of one of most popular family meals, A Cajun Country Ramble, ca. 1955. The family-style dinner includes both crawfish and liver boudin balls served with crispy house crackling, Sunday Gumbo with Cajun-style potato salad, a homage to the community gumbo pot which after church on Sunday would inevitably wind up with a little bit of everything in it, andouille and alligator sauce piquant with Delta rice, and Gateaux de Sirop for dessert, the traditional Cajun cane syrup cake which will be served with tac-tac a.k.a. caramel corn, and ice cream. The family meal is available every evening from February 6-12 from 5-10 p.m.
Special items on the savory menu include barbecued shrimp, cooked in the traditional way with U-10 head-on shrimp in a tangy gravy of hot sauce, house-made worcestershire, and butter, and peacemaker po boys, the iconic fried oyster po boy that has sated many a late-night reveler, red beans and rice cooked with pickled pig's feet and served with grilled chaurice, and traditional chicken & sausage jambalaya.
Desserts on tap include the Cajun Gateaux de Sirop and calas, the Creole soured-rice fritter that was popular street food in the 19th century, and homemade king cake.
Reservations are highly recommended for the weekend before Mardi Gras and Mardi Gras day, and recommended the rest of the week. Reservations can be made by calling 773-275-5725
Posted 01/07/13 - Share this entry
Friday Nights at the CAT!
it's Monster Movie Night!
After months and weeks of painstaking internet research, we've found the cheesiest...the funniest... the most awesome Japanese monster movies ever made!
Watch Godzilla turn Tokyo into a wasteland of atomic fire! Find out what happens when female aliens unlock monster island! And can the Yamato Gardians save Japan from Godzilla's attack?? You don't want to miss ANY of these crazy-good-bad films, starting at 9pm on the 2nd Friday of every month.
Screenings begin at 9pm on the second Friday of every month...AND in January, we're giving a $50 Noodlecat gift card to the person with the BEST GODZILLA COSTUME! Winner to be announced after the film.
AND THE LINEUP:
1/11 GODZILLA...the real one, from 1954.
2/8 DESTORY ALL MONSTERS... the U.S. release from 1969.
3/8 GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK aka GMK, 2001
#karaokeCAT is back!
We had so much fun with Cleveland's A Plum, we're hosting MONTHLY karaoke nights! Starting at 9pm on the THIRD FRIDAY of every month, come sing your heart out and nosh on some noodles. Oh wait, it's also LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR from 9-11pm.
1/18 Jen, Amanda, Alicia & Kimberly, OBA Unite!
2/15 MYSTERY HOST! So awesome, we can't even tell you their name.
3/15 Ohio City's own ZOE ADAMS
2nd & 3rd Fridays of the month
Posted 12/30/12 - Share this entry
Hangover Brunch at Vincent
Vincent will be having it's second annual "Hangover Brunch" on Tuesday, January 1st. We'll be open 11AM to 3PM. Our breakfast sandwiches and egg dishes from the hash menu are perfect for a NYE hangover. Our most popular is the Pork Belly Sandwich with tomato bacon jam, manchego cheese, red onion, spicy aioli, and fried eggs. So are selections from the bubbles menu for some "hair of the dog". The staff favorite is the Pink Elephant, sweet sparkling moscato and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Reservations still available at 773-334-7168. 1475 W. Balmoral Ave.
Posted 12/27/12 - Share this entry