October 2014

Thursday, October 02, 2014

5:30 pm

Farm to Fork Reception and Dinner

The Metropolitan Club opens its doors to the public for its 2014 Charity Classic: Farm To Fork Reception and Dinner. The event will feature a welcome tasting highlighting various locally produced snacks, wine, craft beer, cocktails and a family-style dinner in The Metropolitan Club’s ballroom. All proceeds benefit Augie's Quest/ALS Therapy Development Institute, ClubCorp Employee Partner Care Foundation and Growing Power Chicago.

6:00 pm

For the Love of Gin

Sample Martin Miller's Gin and Triibe plus several other gin cocktails for $5 all evening. The event also includes food specials and a brief educational class on gin.
Early bird tickets: $10. More info here.
Old Town.

6:30 pm

Common Threads Cook Off

Common Threads is thrilled to announce the Chicago Associate Board’s 2014 Annual Cook-Off. Taking place at Revel Downtown’s swanky new space from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, the event will feature culinary personalities from a variety of the city’s restaurants and bars, silent auction and food and drink.
$75 per person. More info here.
Near West Side.

6:30 pm

Three Little Pigs Wine Dinner

SideDoor and Napa Valley’s Girard Winery host an exclusive evening of pork-themed dishes paired with wine. Guests can enjoy a reception of passed appetizers and wine tastings followed by a six-course, prix fixe menu with pork incorporated in each dish paying homage to the Three Little Pigs childhood story.
$110 per guest. Additional information here
Near North Side.

6:30 pm

Oktoberfest Craft Beer Dinner

The Happ Inn will hold an Oktoberfest craft beer dinner. The evening will begin with a welcome reception followed by a three-course seated dinner at 7 pm. Executive Chef Freddy Sanchez has crafted a menu featuring harvest flavors paired with fall brews.
$45 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 847.784.9200 or emailing.
Northfield, IL.

Friday, October 03, 2014

11:00 am

Breast Cancer Month Menu at Taco Joint

Taco Joint, in River North and Lincoln Park, recognizes Breat Cancer Awareness Month with an "In Good Taste" menu for the month of October. The two specials include a chicken pibil taco and a cosmo-noble cocktail and benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation's campaign. 
Available at 158 W. Ontario St. and 1969 N. Halsted St. For more info, click here
River North / Lincoln Park.

5:00 pm

Hispanic Heritage Month at CiNe Modern Taqueria

CiNe Modern Taqueria honors National Hispanic Heritage Month with dinner specials highlighting cuisine and cocktails from various Latin countries. Executive Chef Luis Mendoza’s menu includes Argentinean, Cuban and Costa Rican specials, available every weekend through Oct. 12.  Daily special cocktails include a herradura pumpkin margarita, minero mezcal apple cider and more.
More info here.
Hinsdale.

7:00 pm

Taste Talks Festival

This 3-day food festival features panel discussions, underground dinners and an All-Star BBQ with some of the nation's favorite chefs including Stephanie Izard, Lee Wolen, Jake Bickelhaupt, and more. The event is curated by Executive Chef Paul Kahan.
The festival runs Oct. 3-Oct. 5. All access passes start at $100 and hours vary by day.
Full schedule and ticket info here.
Various locations.
 
 

Saturday, October 04, 2014

11:00 am

Throwback Tacos

Takito Kitchen celebrates National Taco Day by offering a throwback taco plate. Their Wagyu Beef Taco plate, a guest favorite, will be available from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. The $20 plate features four beer tortillas stuffed with Wagyu beef and topped with Maytag bleu cheese, avocado, bacon and Urban Till lettuce.
More info here.
Wicker Park.

11:00 am

National Taco Day at Taco Nano

Taco Nano will celebrate National Taco Day with a "surf and turf" taco prix fixe. Dining guests may enjoy an Adobo Skirt Steak Taco, Crispy Camarones Taco, Mexican rice, refried beans and choice of beverage (Partida tequila margarita; Mexican beer; Mexican Coke) for $15.
More info here.
Northfield.
     

11:00 am

$1 Tacos

Newport Bar and Grill is celebrating National Taco Day with $1 Cajun Tacos. The tacos, which are a house specialty, feature Cajun seasoned steak, onions, peppers, lettuce, and tomato all topped with a homemade remoulade. The $1 tacos can be paired with $4 Red Hook Longhammer drafts, $5 Three Olive cocktails and $15 domestic buckets.
More info here.
Lakeview.
 

12:00 pm

Mac And Cheese Fest

50 chefs prepare exquisite versions of everyone's favorite rainy day dish. From truffle braised duck mac & cheese to white cheddar and chorizo macarón con queso all paired with beer, wine and spirits.
A $50 ticket grants guests an all-access pass to mac and cheese inspired dishes from over 50 participating restaurants and 5 drink tickets good towards beer, wine, and spirits.
More info and tickets here.
University Village.

3:00 pm

Lynfred Winery Oktoberfest

This 2-Day fesitval includes grape stomping, cork tossing, German sing-a-longs, and more.  Roasted pig is served either as a sandwich or as a full meal with potato salad, as well as grilled bratwurst, chili, roasted corn, apple strudel, and German chocolate cake to pair with Lynfred wines.  The festival takes place Saturday, October 4th from 3pm-9pm and Sunday, October 5th from 12pm-7pm.
More information here.
Roselle.
 

5:00 pm

National Taco Day at Ay Chiwowa

Ay Chiwowa offers 50% off select tacos with the purchase of a kegged cocktail. The newly revamped Ay Chiwowa menu features traditional flavors as well as unique tacos such as the Chino Latino Taco that is filled with kim chee and bulgogi beef.
More information here.
River North.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

9:30 am

Fall Sunday Brunch

A Sunday brunch hosted by Il Pogolio features Caprese Benedict, Tower Pancakes, Crepes, Oatmeal, Omelettes, Antipasti, Paninis, Pasta, Pizza Margherita, and Insalate. Pair your midday meal with a brunch cocktail. A variety of refreshing libations include Bellini, Siriacha Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, and more.
More info here.
Hinsdale, IL.

11:00 am

Wanda Sykes Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club hosts a Wanda Sykes-themed brunch with Chef Jo Ann Witherell's brunch menu featuring Chicken and Waffles, Rice Krispie French Toast, build-your-own bloody marys and mimosas, along with half-priced martinis. Diva Madam X will perform from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. while DVDs of Wanda's live comedy shows play on Kit Kat's screens.
More information here.
East Lakeview.
 

3:00 pm

Sunday Funday with Un86'd

Support Un86’d: a growing charity that assists restaurant workers in need through healthcare funding and education. Chef Nicole Pederson of Found will be lending her culinary skills at the event. Tacos, sangria, and beer will be provided as well as live music and a raffle.
$30 per person. Tickets here.
Logan Square.

5:00 pm

Formento's Final Sunday Supper

B. Hospitality Co. hosts their final Formento’s Sunday Supper Oct. 5 before the restaurant opens later this fall. The dinner menu includes macaroni with gravy, veal chop taleggio and more.
$55/person. For reservations call 773-862-5555. More info here.
Bucktown.

5:00 pm

Oktoberfest at Suzette's

Join the staff of Suzette's for a European Craft Beer pairing with French Food. Eight courses and six beers matched to the cuisine including one perfectly matching to chocolate.
$85 per person. More info here.
Wheaton, IL.
 

5:00 pm

Final Sunday Supper

The final Formento’s Sunday Supper before the restaurant opens later this fall. The menu will feature Classic Caesar Salad with Anchovy, Macaroni with Sunday Gravy, Veal Chop Taleggio: Stuffed with Dandelion Green and Mushroom Duxelle, Marsala, and Tutti Frutti Spumoni.

$55 per person. More info here.

 

 

Monday, October 06, 2014

6:00 pm

Bluegrass Hosts Lava Cap Wine Dinner

Bluegrass will be hosting a wine and dinner event with Chefs Brian Bishop and Diane Sandler. The chefs of Bluegrass will be pairing wines from Lava Cap Winery for the meal. 
$75/person
More information here.
Highland Park.

6:30 pm

Lafite Around the World Winemaker Dinner

Guests will enjoy wines from France and South America, produced by the Rothschild Family, who have upheld their tradition for generations to create the highest quality wines filled with finesse and elegance. Paired with a delicious four-course meal featuring beef tenderloin and flaming chocolate fondue, the Lafite Around the World Winemaker Dinner makes for a perfect Monday night out.
Cost for each dinner is $55. More info here.
 
Park West.

7:00 pm

Eating Vincent Price

A one-of-a-kind pop-up dinner event that features dishes based on the cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recipes. Guests enjoy dishes prepared by Chef Aram Reed and themed-cocktails prepared by drink chef and W Hotel Chicago resident mixologist, Lauren Parton. Price’s daughter, Victoria will also be in attendance with samples of her soon-to-be released Vincent Price Signature Wine Collection.  The event takes place at a secret South Loop mansion.
$125 per person. Tickets here.
South Loop.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

4:00 pm

Head to Tete

Guests join Chicago Gourmets at Tete Charcuterie for a 4-course dinner served with wine and beer. Chicago Gourmets membership is $45/household. 
More information here.
West Loop.

5:00 pm

Sixth Annual OctoberFeast in River North

Octoberfeast showcases 25 Chicago restaurants, allowing participants to experience a variety of foods from the River North district. Returning restaurants include: Blackfinn, Ameripub, Fogo de Chao,  Hooters, Kinzie Chophouse, La Madia, Maxwell's at the Club, Moe's Cantina, The Redhead Piano Bar, and Sullivan's Steakhouse.
Tickets are $75/person and $100/person for VIP.
More information here

5:00 pm

2nd Annual Fall Fest at Park Grill

Park Grill and The Plaza at Millennium Park will hold a six day “Fall Fest” this October. From October 7th-October 12th, the restaurant will celebrate the season with a Fall Harvest Menu; live, outdoor musical performances; and the second annual local brewers’ Harvest HopDown. Fall Fest will commence with a Chicago Marathon Pasta Dinner and an alfresco Chicago Marathon breakfast buffet and viewing party.
View the menu and more info here.
The Loop.

6:00 pm

Peruvian Family Traditions Wine Dinner

Tanta hosts Diego Garay, commercial director of Sena Vinyard. A 5-course meal is served in the private dining area featuring cebiche clasico, arroz con pato and more.
$90/person. $65/person beverage pairing. Space is limited, call 312-222-9605 for reservations. More info here.
Near North Side

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

5:00 pm

Oktoberfest Tap Takeover

Tradition hosts a tasting event with brewery representatives on-site to hand out samples, talk about each beer and answer questions about the brewing process. The 6 beers on tap include: Sam Adams Octoberfest, Southern Tier Pumkin, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin. Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Erdinger Oktoberfest, and Victory Festbier.
More information here.
The Loop.
 

6:00 pm

London Calling

Taste British Beers, London Gin, and Fish and Chips while listening to British music at Vinyl Social Food and Drink Chicago.  Drink tastings, specials and complimentary appetizers also featured.
$10-$20 per person. Tickets here
Near North Side. 

6:00 pm

Bell’s Blowout Party at Tuman’s Tap & Grill

Tuman’s hosts Bell’s Brewery who will be offering beers such as the limited release Octoberfest lager and The Oracle, which range from $4-8 each. The night also includes a $9 brat dinner special and $4 call shots.
More information here.
Ukranian Village.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

5:00 pm

Oktoberfest Beer Pairing Dinner

Gourmet cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The menu includes beef, seafood, game selections and seasonal dishes inspired by fresh ingredients available in local markets. An extensive bar selection includes Pheasant Run’s own Pheasant Run Ringneck Red Lager by Leinenkugel. The menu features Diver Sea Scallop with Apricot Glaze, Wild Mushroom Crusted Filet Mignon, and Kilauea Chocolate Molten Lava Cake.

$35 per person. Reservations here.

St. Charles, IL.

5:30 pm

Día de la Raza Celebration at Nacional 27

Nacional 27 celebrates Día de la Raza (the National Day of Spain) with Spanish food and drink specials. This annual holiday, recognized in Spain and Latin America in conjunction with Columbus Day, unites all Spanish speaking nations and cultures with parades, dancing and food. Chef Chico Vilchez will offer entrees and drink specials including Pumpkin Goat Cheese Croquetas and Red/White Sangria.
This event runs from Thursday, October 9th to Saturday, October 11th.
River North.
     

7:00 pm

Blue Sky: Rick Bayless on Letting Vision Drive Success

Rick Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune's Colin McMahon for a discussion and audience Q&A about his recipe for innovation and business success.  Guests are invited to network before and after the program with other entrepreneurs while enjoying special evening access to museum galleries.
$35 per person.
Tickets here.
Lower West Side.

7:00 pm

Literature & Libations

A night of food, drinks and networking with supporters of the Chicago Public Library and Library Foundation. Proceeds benefit programming at the Chicago Public Library. Guests nominate their reading superhero for a chance to win 2 tickets to this event as well as 2 copies of the 2014-15 One Book, One Chicago selection, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.

Friday, October 10, 2014

11:00 am

Pumpkin Beer Festival at Franklin Tap

Loop-located tavern, Franklin Tap sheds light to Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by partnering with The Lynn Sage Foundation's "In Good Taste" campaign. From October 1 though 31, Franklin Tap will feature an array of pumpkin craft brews on draft with a portion of the proceeds being donated to The Lynn Sage Foundation, a Chicago-based organization committed to finding a cure for breast cancer. Seasonal suds include Anderson Valley Fall Hornin', Lakefront Pumpkin Lager, New Belgium Pumpkick, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale and Southern Tier Pumpking. 
The Loop.

11:00 am

The Chopping Block Classic Food & Wine Tasting

Enjoy complimentary food and wine while watching several chefs demonstrate how to recreate favorite dishes at home. Also, learn about The Chopping Block's cooking classes, private events, catering options and more.  watching our chefs show you how to recreate our favorite dishes at home. This event is free to the public and does not require registration.
More info here.
Near North Side.

5:00 pm

2nd Annual Harvest HopDown

Millennium Park will celebrate the fall season with their second annual Harvest HopDown event. Craft brew fans are invited to an outdoor beer tasting event under "The Bean." Ten Midwestern craft breweries will be sampling seasonal selections from 5-8 p.m. Participating guests will vote for their favorite fall brew and enjoy live music.
$25 per person. Tickets here.
The Loop.

7:00 pm

Taste Tour

Join the best of Chicago's suburbs for the 2nd Annual Taste Tour. Guests explore tastings from local restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries. Guest also partake in premium auctions, raffle, music and more.
$100 per ticket ($49 is tax-deductible). For more information, click here.  
Riverwoods.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

11:30 am

Chicago Marathon Weekend at Tesori

Tesori celebrates the Chicago Marthon weekend with a celebratory brunch. Also, on both Saturday and Sunday parties of 10 or more will receive a complimentary pizza in the lounge with the purchase of bar beverages after 2:30 p.m.
More information here.
The Loop.

1:00 pm

Octo-Bier Fest

Sample a large variety of craft beers along with sausages and grilling favorites.
$40 per person. Tickets here.
Lakeview.

4:00 pm

Chicago Marathon Pasta Dinner

Carb up before the big run at Park Grill’s pasta dinner. The evening will include a pasta buffet with four selections, a build-your-own pasta station, two salads, dessert and choice of Goose Island beer or The Naked Grape wine. The buffet menu will feature butter lettuce salad; smoked gouda mac and cheese cavatappi; roasted vegetarian pasta with marinara; assorted miniature desserts and much more. Seatings will be offered at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
$35 per person. Tickets here.
Loop.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

8:00 am

Marathon Breakfast & Viewing Party

Enjoy breakfast beneath "the Bean" on Marathon morning. The menu includes yogurt and granola; honey and mint fruit salad; croissants; mini banana nut muffins; bagels and toppings; parmesan breakfast potatoes; chilaquiles with salsa verde and queso fresco; skillet scrambled eggs with scallions; and cinnamon roll waffles with cream cheese frosting. Catch all the Marathon action and cheer on the runners via large monitors set throughout the Plaza.
$25 per person. Tickets here
Loop.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

11:00 am

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Fall Benefit Luncheon

Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation invites Sally Field as the guest speaker at their Annual Fall Benefit.  Lunch is provided.  All proceeds from the event support innovative contributions to breast cancer research and educational programs. 
$275 per person. Sponsorships from $500 - $25,000 are available.  Tickets here
The Loop.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

6:00 pm

Chef Massimo Bottura at Balena

Balena and Chef Pandel are hosting a special event with Massimo Bottura to celebrate his book, "Never Trust A Skinny Italian Chef". Balena invites guests to enjoy a seated Italian-­inspired dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet with Massimo and receive a personalized copy of the cookbook.
$145 per person. For Reservations (312)867-3888.
Lincoln Park.

6:00 pm

"Wine Around" at The Italian Food and Wine Festival

Guests enjoy a one-time-only walkaround tasting event pairing 100 of Italy’s most important wines from 30 of the country’s most acclaimed wineries with bites utilizing Italian products at La Scuola—Eataly Chicago’s cooking school.
$30 per person. Tickets available here.
Near North Side.

7:00 pm

Fountainhead's Harvest Dinner

Celebrate fall with a Harvest Dinner on the roof deck featuring Metropolitan brews & Angel's Envy Whiskey. A family-style menu will feature an herbed roast beef, caramel apple bread pudding and more. Each course will also be paired with a fall brew, whiskey or wine. Guests may also enjoy a Metropolitan specialty cask and a sneak preview of Fountainhead’s Angel’s Envy blend.
Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here.
Ravenswood.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

12:00 pm

All-Star Chef Seminars at The Italian Food and Wine Festival

2 head-to-head chef demonstrations are offered, each concentrating on a key ingredient. In each seminar, the chefs will be tasked to create their best dish, the first demonstration using truffles and the second using rice. Demonstrations are held from 12-1pm and 6-7pm.
$95 per person. Tickets available here.
Near North Side.

6:00 pm

Terzo Piano Fifth Annual Farm to Fork Fest

Terzo Piano's Fifth Annual Farm To Fork Fest celebrates fall’s best ingredients, farmers, brewers and purveyors. The evening includes a welcome reception with passed antipasti and a chance to meet and talk with the farmers. Following will be a three-course, family-style dinner with a cash bar. In addition, Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano will face off with longtime friend Chef John Hogan of River Roast, which the two recently opened together.
$99/person. Call 312-443-8650 to purchase a ticket. More info here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

6:30 pm

Unmask the Violence

Dinner, drinks, entertainment, live and silent auctions to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence and their children. All proceeds benefit the services and programming provided by A Safe Place to victims of domestic violence and their families.

$250 per person. Tickets here.

Vernon Hills, IL.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:30 am

Wine Boot Camp

Enlist in the Lynfred Boot Camp. Lynfred Winemakers Andres Basso and Rodrigo Gonzalez will lead a mission of fermentation tank maintenance, grape crushing, blending session, and lunch with the winemakers. Enjoy lunch with the blended wines created during the morning mission.
RSVP here.
 
Roselle, IL.

12:00 pm

The Best of Bucharest

Little Bucharest Bistro, the eastern European restaurant located at 3661 N. Elston Ave in Chicago, will host its first celebration of “The Best of Bucharest”. The joyous and delicious festivities will include grape stomping, complimentary grape juice, pig and lamb roasts, gypsy minstrels and dancers. More info here.

Irving Park.

 

3:00 pm

Sweetest Day at Dancing Marlin

Chef’s Specials including: Oysters on the Half Shell, Lobster Bisque Shooters, Maine lobster, Seared Foie Gras, Heirloom Tomatoes & Buffalo Mozzarella, and more. Also complimentary to all the Ladies on Sweetest Day, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, “TCHO” dark chocolate, caramel and sea salt.
See the menu here.
Frankfort, IL.

8:00 pm

Old Hollywood: Surge for Water Fall Event

An evening featuring complimentary cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, casino table games and more with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Surge For Water -- an organization that provides clean water to those most in need in nine countires around the world. Tickets are $55, and $75 after Oct. 3. VIP Tickets include an expert-led whisky tasting with Delilah's Mike Miller and a private cocktail reception.
More info and tickets here.  
West Loop.

9:30 pm

The Art of Craft Beer

Once a month, Blackfinn Ameripub features a selected brewery for guests to sample featured beers and learn from a beer specialist. The event is limited to 100 spots and RSVPs are available here
Near North Side.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

11:00 am

Elvira Brunch at Kit Kat Lounge

The Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Clubs hosts an Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brunch. The brunch menu will include Rice Krispie french toast, Chicken and Waffles and more. Diva Madam X will performas the classic "horror hostess" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

7:00 pm

Salute to Women in Wine & Cheese

Taste a line-up of offerings made by inspiring female cheese and wine makers. $35 per person. Tickets here.
Ravenswood.

Monday, October 20, 2014

6:30 pm

Bar Toma's Dough Masters

Bar Toma's Dough Masters series returns with Chef Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice as they go beyond pizza to focus on everything dough related -- pasta, noodles, dumplings and more. The evening begins with a welcome reception followed by a family-style dinner featuring a three-course menu from Executive Chef Erik Freeberg and Chef Conlon.   
$75/person. More info here.
Near North Side.
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

5:00 pm

Vegetable Centric Dinner

Executive Chef and Partner of Boka Restaurant, Lee Wolen, teams up with Chef Jason Vincent for a 5-course, vegetable-centric dinner. The collaboration dinner is the first in a series of dinners hosted by Wolen that will highlight fresh, local vegetables, varying by what is currently in season.
$85 per person. RSVP (312) 337-6070.
Lincoln Park

7:00 pm

Pumpkin Beer Dinner

Trellis hosts a 4-course dinner paired with a variety of pumpkin beers. The menu includes warm delicata squash, lamb chops, chesnut crepes and more. 
$50/person. Ticket information here.
Lincoln Park.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

5:00 pm

The Oyster Ball

The Oyster Ball opens with a social where guests can sample up to 12 different raw oyster varieties. Next, Heritage Wines offer sparkling wine pairings to the 4-course dinner.
More info here. $65/person. Reservation required, call 312-988-0644.
West Loop.

6:00 pm

Sofitel Wine Days Tasting Event

Featuring Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild with Cedric Villars, Portfolio Manager.
Enjoy an exclusive selection of Lafite wines with delicious pairings from Chef Greg Biggers at this walk-around tasting event.
$35 per person. More info here.
Near North Side.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

2:00 pm

Andersonville Dessert Crawl

This dessert crawl features desserts from restaurants in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Choose between two routes, each with a dozen different Andersonville treats. The event benefits the non-profit Andersonville Development Coorporation, which fosters sustainable community development in the Andersonville commercial district.
$20/person in advance, $25 for day of. Ticket information here.
Andersonville.

7:00 pm

The Joy of Alpine Cheeses & Wines

Learn what makes an "alpine" cheese, and taste a varied line-up of cheeses and wines from the mountainous Alpine regions. $40 per person; pre-registration required. Tickets here.
Ravenswood.

Monday, October 27, 2014

11:30 am

Lunch and Learn with Chef Sean Brock

James Beard Award winning Chef Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady's attends a book signing for his new cookbook, Heritage. Guests enjoy a reception, signing, and luncheon with the acclaimed chef.
$38 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. More information and tickets available here.
The Loop.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

6:30 pm

Dancing Marlin's Autumn Harvest

Celebrate the changing seasons by enjoying fall flavors during Dancing Marlin’s Autumn Harvest: A Seven Course Fall Feast Chef’s Dinner. Guests will enjoy an interactive 6-course meal as Dancing Marlin’s culinary leaders take you through a sensory dining experience.
$70 per person. See the menu here.
Frankfort, IL.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

6:30 pm

Halloween Cocktail Class at Nacional 27

Get into the Halloween "spirit" while learning how to make Latin libations at Nacional 27. The restaurant and lounge will hold a fall cocktail class, featuring Halloween-themed drinks such as a "Blood Orange" cocktail, a "Morgue-a-rita" and "Witches' Brew".Beverage manager Elyse Fuller will lead the event, which includes a demonstration, cocktail tasting, tapas and recipe cards to take home. Halloween costumes are encouraged.
$15/person
Sign up here.
River North.

November 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

7:00 am

Naperville Wine Opener

Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their 7th annual Naperville Wine Opener. Guests enjoy a selection of international wines and a collection of craft beers from local breweries, as well as hors d'oeuvres and delicious deserts.
$100 per ticket ($18 is tax deductible). For more information, click here. 
Naperville, IL
 
 

Sunday, November 02, 2014

10:45 am

Holiday Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chefs Brunch

Hosted by Andy Avalos of NBC Chicago, this event features a multi-course meal with unique dishes from suburban chefs and restaurants, live and silent auctions, and more at the Drury Lane Theatre.
$100 per person.  Call 630.293.5990 or E-Mail Kaitie to order tickets.
Oakbrook Terrance. 

Friday, November 07, 2014

7:00 pm

Celebrity Chef Ball

Meals on Wheels Chicago presents an interactive dining experience with featured chefs, custom cocktails, and entertainment. The VIP Chef’s Table is $350 per person. Chef's Tasting Party tickets are $150 per person. Tickets available here.
West Town.

Friday, November 14, 2014

6:00 pm

FoBAB

The Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB) and The National Wood Aged Beer Competition held on November 14th & 15th. FoBAB celebrates the brilliance of barrel-aging beer on wood, and is orchestrated by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. This festival highlights styles of beer that have been aged in a wooden barrel or in contact with wood. Enjoy a sampling from our selection of beers, which may or may not be available commercially from breweries across the country.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

8:00 pm

STEM Benefit: A Night in Monte Carlo

Net IP and Premier3 Foundation's Annual Black-Tie Optional Gala. This fundraising and awareness event benefits their mission to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) literacy for Chicago's Youth.
$70 per person. Tickets here.
Near North Side. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

5:00 pm

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau

The Beaujolais Nouveau three-course prix fixe menu will be available from 5 to 9:30 p.m. This menu stays truer to French roots in honor of the holiday. The freshest seasonal and local ingredients will be used for the menu items in each of the three courses that is priced at
$39 per person. See the menu here.

Near North Side.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

10:30 am

Devon Seafood + Steak's Thanksgiving Day Menu

Devon Seafood + Steak’s Thanksgiving Day pre-fixe menu includes three courses of holiday favorites priced at $35 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity.
For more info and the full menu, click here.
Oakbrook.