Atwood’s Beats of the Heart- Four Course Tasting Menu 2.14

Atwood Cafe

Atwood Cafe

This Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Derek Simcik of Atwood will be preparing a special “Beats of the Heart” Four-Course Tasting Menu. Each of the courses is “heart themed” and actually includes one carnivorous heart.

×          1st Course: Hearts of Palm butter-popcorn, crab

×          2nd Course: Artichoke Hearts scallops, cauliflower, mushroom and artichoke oil

×          3rd Course: Pig Heart pork tenderloin, sausage, caraway spatzle, endive marmalade

×          4th Course: KOVAL Bourbon smoked loganberry cake, malted brown-butter ‘dirt’, loganberry glass (KOVAL only uses the “heart cut” of the distillate)

The cost is $55/person and $20/person additional with pairing.

Since VDay falls on a Friday this year, couples can really keep their romance alive by staying overnight at Atwood’s adjacent hotel, Kimpton’s Hotel Burnham, following dinner. Burnham has a special “My Heart Skipped a Beat” package that includes:

×          Overnight accommodations

×          “Beats of the Heart” Four-Course Tasting Menu for two at Atwood

×          Welcome bottle of champagne

×          Starting rates of $279/night (not inclusive of alcohol, tax or tip)

×          Bookable here with rate code HEART. Available February 13-16, 2014.

5 Cocktails To Celebrate National Rum Day In The Windy City

Happy National Rum Day, Poor Girls!

National Rum Day is August 18th and to ring in this holiday, the following Chicago hot spots are serving up some delicious cocktails!

Rum Emanuel

“Rum Emanuel” at Encore Liquid LoungeAppleton Estates VX Rum, Cointreau, ginger liquor, pineapple and orange juice on the rocks with a pineapple wedge 


Point Taken

“Point Taken” at Sable Kitchen & Bar: Banks rum, fresh pineapple, falernum, lime, crushed ice, Punt e Mes and mint


Civil Disobedience

“Civil Disobedience” at South Water Kitchen: Plantation rum, Flor de Cana 4yr, pineapple gomme, chase elderflower, lemon juice, black tea and peychaud’s bitters


Transfinite Induction – Photo Credit: David C Sampson

“Transfinite Induction” at Sable Kitchen & Bar: Plantation Barbados Rum, Apry, lemon, Allspice Dram and Angostura bitters 


“Chicago Fizz” at Atwood Café : Banks 5 Island rum, port, lemon, simple syrup, bitters and soda


Now stop reading and start celebrating!



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