312 Chicago Cooking Classes

312 Chicago

312 Chicago

Class is back in session! Well cooking class that is. Executive Chef Luca Corazzina will be teaching “Scoula 312” at 312 Chicago on the first or second Saturday of every month, August through December. Guests will have the opportunity to learn authentic Italian recipes from Chef Luca, a Padova native, who grew up learning to cook by his mother’s side. A variety of techniques and recipes will be taught, including:

  • The Art of Grilling – August 9that 12pm
  • The Art of Fish – September 6that 12pm
  • The Art of Risotto – October 11that 12pm
  • The Art of Meat – November 8that 12pm
  • The Art of Holiday Recipes – December 6 at 12pm


Classes are $45/person and include recipe cards, a bottle of 312 Aged Balsamic and light bites. For more information visit www.312chicago.com or directly purchase tickets here: http://scuola312.eventbrite.com.

312 Chicago Cooking Classes

312 Chicago Cooking Classes

312 Chicago Sardinia Wine Series 9.25

This is the Second Stop on 312 Chicago’s “Travel Italy: Four-Part Wine Series”

WHAT: Chef Luca Corazzina invites you to celebrate the distinctive flavors of Sardinia with a four-course dinner and wine pairing representative of the regions native cuisine, at 312 Chicago on September 25 at 7pm. As the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, several foods are unique to Sardinia, including “malloreddus” or small chewy dumplings, “maialetto” or roasted pig, “pane carasau” or crisp flatbread, persevered meats and cheeses, sauces with poached tomatoes and eggs, sweet myrtle and bitter honey. A native of Padova, Italy, Chef Luca’s special pre-fixe menu will pay homage to Sardinia, one of his favorite regions, with four courses heavily influenced by its rich heritage.

Antipasto: Panadas
Pecorino Cheese Filled Ravioli with Mushroom Ragu

Primo Piatto: Gnocchi Sardi con Tonno e Bottarga
Dumplings with Tuna, Poached Cherry Tomatoes, Fennel and Bottarga

Secondo Piatto: Cinghiale di Montagna
Wild Boar Braised with Red Wine, Black Calamata Olives, Sardinian Peppers and Polenta

Dolce: Torta di Fichi e Mandorle
Black Mission Figs and Almonds Torte, Fior di Latte Gelato and Honey

This is the second stop on 312 Chicago’s culinary tour through Italy, known as the “Travel Italy: Four-Part Wine Series”. Chef Luca will invite Chicagoans to travel with him to the regions of Veneto on October 16 and Abruzzo on November 20.

WHERE:  312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle Street (adjacent to Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro)

COST: $75 per person, inclusive of food and wine. Reservations can be made by calling 312.696.2420 or visiting www.312chicago.com

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, seated dinner at 7pm

ABOUT 312 CHICAGO: Located in the heart of Chicago’s thriving Loop district, 312 Chicago bustles with sophisticated vibrancy and showcases the fresh and flavorful authentic creations of Italian-born Chef Luca Corazzina. The restaurant is open seven days a week; however closed for dinner on Monday and lunch on Saturday. Valet parking is available. Reservations are recommended by calling 312.696.2420 or visiting www.312Chicago.com. Follow 312 Chicago on Twitter or Facebook.

ABOUT KIMPTON RESTAURANTS: When Bill Kimpton introduced the boutique hotel concept to America in 1981 he pioneered the revolutionary relationship between one-of-a-kind hotels and restaurants led by acclaimed chefs. Today, Kimpton has nearly 70 unique restaurants, bars and lounges across the country helmed by renowned chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Common cornerstones of each restaurant and bar include heartfelt care; chef-crafted, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors; and striking interiors with vibrant style and design. Wines are chosen with a nod toward artisanal and biodynamic selections by Master Sommelier Emily Wines and signature cocktails are created by individual restaurant bartenders and Lead Bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout. Guided by company-wide EarthCare practices, Kimpton restaurants demonstrate a dedication to preserving the environment through the use of local and sustainable ingredients, including adhering to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines; the use of compostable “to go” packaging; and recycling and composting practices. With concepts ranging from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring rooftop lounges and bars tucked away in the nation’s capital, each Kimpton restaurant is as distinct and expressive as its location. For more information, visit www.KimptonRestaurants.com.

312 Chicago 15th Anniversary 3.12


312 Chicago

The Loop’s Italian mainstay, 312 Chicago, will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary on March 12, 2013! To celebrate, Executive Chef Luca Corazzina is embracing their senior status with a special three-course “Everything’s Better with Age” anniversary menu. Each course will feature a savory “aged” ingredient:


  • First Course: “Prosciutto e Capesante” 18-Month Aged Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops with Mini Sweet Pepper and Fava Bean Puree
  • Second Course: “Bistecca Stagionata con Patatine Fritte” 24-Day Dry-Aged Rib-Eye with Provolone Cheese, Crispy Onion Strings, Procini Mushrooms and Housemade Fries
  • Third Course: “Torte di Banana” Banana Bread Cake with Fior di Latte Gelato and a 25-Year-Old Aged Chocolate Balsamic


The “Everything’s Better with Age” tasting menu will be available March 12-17, for $40 per person. The menu will also feature wine and cocktail pairings, such as: Old Vine wines and Barrel-Aged Manhattans. To make a reservation or for more information visit,www.312chicago.com.


“Scoula 312” Cooking Classes At 312 Chicago

Chef Luca / 312 Chicago

Looking for ways to freshen up your fall plates? Introduce authentic Italian recipes into your menu mix by learning the tricks of the trade from 312 Chicago’s Executive Chef, Luca Corazzina. On Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm, “Scoula 312” cooking classes take over this Chicago restaurant where Chef Luca teaches his techniques and traditional Italian recipes passed down from his mother, a professional chef in Luca’s hometown of Padova, Italy. During Scoula 312, participants can expect to learn everything from perfecting the delicate flavor and texture of freshly prepared pasta to grinding up sausage from scratch. The Scoula 312 class schedule includes:

  • October 6: Art of Homemade Sausages
  • November 3: Art of Butchering
  • December 1: Holiday Treats
  • January 1: Art of Pasta
  • February 9: Carnevale di Venezia
  • March 9: Art of Fish


Scoula 312 is $45 per person, which includes a light lunch, recipe cards and a bottle of hand-pressed 312 Chicago Olive Oil. To make a reservation, please call 312.696.2420 or email Chef Luca directly: Luca.Corazzina@312chicago.com. For more information visit www.312chicago.com.

Kimpton’s Chicago Restaurants Launch “Passport Dining Sweepstakes” Now- 9.3

Sable Kitchen Bar

Kimpton’s five Chicago restaurants invite you on a culinary journey across the city with the introduction of the Kimpton Chicago Restaurant Passport. Dine at Sable Kitchen & Bar, South Water Kitchen, Encore Lunch Club & Liquid Lounge, Atwood Café and 312 Chicago to receive a stamp for each entrée purchased. Once guests fill their passport with one stamp from each restaurant, they are entered into a sweepstakes for amazing prizes like a five-course dinner at Atwood Cafe with an overnight stay at Kimpton’s historic Hotel Burnham or brunch for six prepared by Bravo Top Chef alum Chef Heather Terhune at Sable Kitchen & Bar.

Simply request a Passport upon the first visit to any Kimpton Chicago restaurant. At each subsequent restaurant visit, request a stamp for ordering one entrée. Once one stamp for each restaurant has been obtained, submit the completed Passport to a server, host or manager. Or go digital: simply post pictures of each entrée to the Foodspotting app for a digital stamp. Once one entrée from each restaurant has been “spotted,” the user will automatically be entered into the drawing.
Prize winners will be announced on September 4, 2012.  Prizes include:
• Five-course dinner for two at Atwood Café and an overnight stay at Kimpton’s Hotel Burnham
• Four-course dinner for two prepared at 312 Chicago
• Dinner for two at Sable Kitchen & Bar and an overnight stay at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar
• Dinner for two at South Water Kitchen
• Lunch for six at South Water Kitchen
• Lunch for six at Encore
• Brunch for six at Atwood Café
• Lunch for six at 312 Chicago
• Brunch for six at Sable Kitchen & Bar




312 Chicago: 136 N. LaSalle Street, 312.696.2420

Encore Lunch Club & Liquid Lounge: 171 W Randolph Street, 312.338.3788

Atwood Café: 1 W. Washington Street, 312.368.1900

Sable Kitchen & Bar: 505 N. State Street, 312.755.9704

South Water Kitchen: 225 N. Wabash Avenue, 312.236.9300