You still have a few days to finalize your New Year’s resolutions, but you probably already have some foodie-related resolutions in mind. Chicago restaurants are stepping up to the plate in January to help you achieve them.
Resolution: Eat healthier!
Restaurant: You may not immediately think “burger,” but Butcher & the Burger is offering a special New Year's Resolution Burger to help you ease into eating better. The sandwich starts with a turkey patty on a whole wheat bun, and adds avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mustard.
When: January 1-8
Resolution: Learn to bake!
Restaurant: Head to Floriole, where their bread baking class is aimed at the true beginner who wants to learn how to make fresh loaves at home. You’ll take a basic sourdough recipe and learn three ways to make it – then sit down to dinner.
When: January 13, 3:00 pm
Resolution: Learn about wine!
Restaurant: Virtually travel to Spain by going to Vera. Wine Director Elizabeth Mendez leads a Sherry class in which you’ll learn about the history of the fortified wine, sample different styles, and taste tapas pairings.
When: January 19, 12:00 pm
Resolution: Be more adventurous in the kitchen!
Restaurant: You can only make pasta so many times. Head to the Chopping Block for their sushi workshop class. You’ll learn by doing – and take home the skills you need to wrap rolls in your own kitchen.
Amy Cavanaugh writes about food, drink, and travel for publications in Chicago and elsewhere. She is also the weekend editor of Chicagoist.
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