New Year’s Eve Dining at Quince 12.31



Chef Motto Features Four Course Menus

Monday, December 31
5-10 p.m.

1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Cost: $70
Executive Chef Andy Motto has created two, special set menus for New Year’s Eve guests dining at Quince. Celebrants may choose a four course menu that features oysters, pork belly, New York Strip and dessert, or, a four course vegetarian menu that includes goat cheese pierogi, risotto, mushroom tart and dessert (detailed menus outlined below). The fee is $70 per guest (tax and gratuity not included) and each guest will receive a flute of champagne with their meal. New Year’s Eve dinner service will be offered from 5-10 p.m. (last seating at 10 p.m.). Please call Quince at 847.570.8400 to arrange dinner reservations.

Quince restaurant is located inside The Homestead Hotel. A 20-percent discount off hotel accommodations will be awarded to guests dining at Quince. Please call The Homestead for room reservations, 847.475.3300.

New Year’s Eve Menu
flute of champagne
Oysters – Sabayon, Caviar, Framboise

Pork Belly – Cranberry, Potato, Mushroom
N.Y. Strip – Gribiche, Endive, Horseradish
Chocolate – Fruit Caviar, Peanut Butter

Vegetarian New Year’s Eve Menu
flute of champagne

Pierogi – Goat cheese, Pine Nut, Romesco
Risotto – Carrot, Parsnip, Turnip
Mushroom Tart – Portabella, Kale, Potato
Chocolate – Fruit Caviar, Peanut Butter


Christmas Eve Dining at Park Grill 12.24


Park Grill

Stroll, Skate and Dine in Millennium Park

Monday, December 24
11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Make cherished memories this Christmas Eve at Park Grill. On Monday, December 24, bring your family and friends to Millennium Park for site seeing and a lovely holiday meal. Park Grill will offer lunch and dinner service from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Executive Chef Michael Wallach will present a limited version of the daily menu along with special holiday favorites (menu below). Toast to the holiday with half-priced bottles of select wine. Before or after dining at Park Grill, gather your group and window shop along Michigan Avenue, snap fun photos at the “bean” or strap on ice skates and glide away (rink open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Reservations are welcomed, not required.

Throughout the holiday season, guests at Park Grill have two ways to give back. The first is to donate a new, unwrapped toy to “Toys for Tots” (box located near the host stand). The second is to order a specialty cocktail that benefits Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 50-percent of the proceeds from every”Spiced Apple Cider” cocktail (house-made spiced apple cider, gran marnier, bourbon) sold will be donated to the Red Cross ($12 each).

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602



LOBSTER THERMADORE cremini mushrooms, leeks, lobster, brandy cream 16
CRISP EAST COAST CALAMARI carrot, jalapeno, red chili dipping sauce 11
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI hazelnuts, sage, pecorino, brown butter 14
WILD MUSHROOM FLATBREAD truffled ricotta, leeks, arugula, truffle oil, preserved lemon 8

Soup & Salad

SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP caramelized pears, chives, ginger cookie 7
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP grilled chicken, queso fresco, tortilla strips, cilantro pesto 7
PEAR SALAD mixed greens, pears, hazelnut, blue cheese, hazelnut dressing 10
PARK GRILL CAESAR SALAD parmesan, caesar dressing, garlic pepper crouton 9
GARDEN HOUSE SALAD baby greens, heirloom tomato, radish, cucumber, white balsamic vinaigrette 7


ROASTED RACK OF PORK walnut chorizo stuffing, wild mushroom demi, gruyere croquettes 25
SEARED SKUNA SALMON brown sugar mustard glaze, roasted fingerlings, broccoli 24
BACON WRAPPED PORK TENDERLOIN brussels sprouts, cinnamon apple compote, squash 22
AMERICAN KOBE BURGER cambozola cheese, lettuce, tomato, pretzel bun 17
WINTER RISOTTO wild mushrooms, leeks, pumpkin, basil, mushroom broth, manchego cheese 14
CRAB STUFFED SOLE roasted mushroom couscous, greens, lemon butter sauce 26
GRILLED 6OZ FILET grilled sweet potatoes, pearl onions, bordelaise 32


MASHED POTATOES red-skinned 6
WALNUT CHORIZO STUFFING sage, corn, house made sausage 6
BRUSSEL SPROUTS caramelized onion, roasted garlic 6
HERB ROASTED ASPARAGUS mushrooms, cream, crispy onions 6


CHOCOLATE CHERRY BREAD PUDDING whiskey caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream 8
ASSORTED COOKIE PLATE gingerbread, sugar, chocolate chip, brownie 7
PEPPERMINT CRÈME BRULEE crushed candy cane 7

*Children’s Menu also available

Complimentary “Recovery Brunch” New Years Day At Hotel Allegro 1.1

Hotel Allegro
171 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

Hotel Allegro

Hotel Allegro

Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro Chicago is giving guests one more reason to toast to 2013- a complimentary “Recovery Brunch” that awaits them in the Living Room Lobby on New Year’s Day!

From 9am to 12pm, Hotel Allegro will invite guests to relax and rejuvenate in their Lobby Living Room after an evening of New Year’s Eve festivities. The hotel’s complimentary “Recovery Brunch” spread will include cold pizza, a Bloody Mary bar complete with all the fixings and bottled water… the ultimate hangover cure!

Guests can recover away on New Year’s Day for standard room rates starting at just $199 per night. AND if you’re still scrambling for New Year’s Eve plans, the hotel’s adjacent restaurants (312 Chicago and Encore Liquid Lounge) will be offering special menu surprises for the holiday celebration. Hotel Allegro is centrally located in the Loop at 171 West Randolph Street. Please visit for more information.


*Please note this is available for guests of the hotel only.

Vintage Garage Chicago – Last One Of The Year! 12.8-12.9

Vintage Garage

The Vintage Garage Holiday Trunk Show
When: December 8th and 9th from 11-6
Where: Storefront at Granville and Broadway.
More information is available at:

Come to the corner of Granville and Broadway in Edgewater December 8th and 9th from 11-6. Dozens of dealers from around the state and beyond will be offering vintage finds from housewares and holiday decor to clothing, books, art and more. Come celebrate the holidays with Vintage Garage Chicago- this is the last vintage event of the season, and one you won’t want to miss.

1134 W. Granville

Chicago, IL 60660

Randolph Street’s Holiday Market 12.15-12.16

credit: Randolph Street Market

6th Annual Holiday Market (Indoors Only)

 December 15-16, 2012

NEW HOURS FOR 2012: 10am-6pm Saturdays, 10am-5pm Sundays

Get your holiday shopping off to the right start with gifts in all price ranges, from thrifty to extravagant. You will discover fabulous keepsakes from embroidered hankies to estate jewelry. Timeless antiques and modern treasures including vintage and indie fashion, jewelry, art, decorative objects, house wares, and more will make this holiday a memorable experience for gift givers of all ages!

Free Parking & Free Gift Wrapping… Holiday shopping has never been easier.

In a fun and fanciful space, make this holiday the richest and most memorable experience for you and everyone you love with fabulous keepsakes from the Randolph Street’s Holiday Market!

• Complimentary Furniture Delivery* within downtown Chicago! Click for info.
• Lower online advance ticket price! $8 general / $3 student
• Kids under 12 always FREE!
• FREE PARKING in huge Plumbers Hall lot for all indoor shows!
• Shopping Refund Vouchers for Admission by Vendors: Each voucher is for $5 off and the vendors should reduce the purchase price by $5 on items valued $25 or more. Note that not all vendors are able to honor the voucher due to their profit margins and customer should ask vendor if they accept the voucher before they shop in their booth.

Please Note: Because they have a huge onsite parking lot with FREE parking during our off season October through April shows, there will be no Michigan Avenue Trolley running during these months. Trolley ONLY runs May-September.

Santa Paws At Hotel Allegro 12.8-12.9

Hotel Allegro

Here comes Santa Paws! For the fourth year in a row, Kimpton Hotels of Chicago will host Santa Paws, a weekend-long event where neighborhood pets and four-legged hotel companions are invited for holiday treats and photos with Santa. This year’s event will take place at Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro from 2-4PM on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2012.


A professional photographer will be on hand to snap shots of furry friends with Santa in Hotel Allegro’s Living Room Lobby, which will be outfitted with festive décor, music, hot chocolate and cookiesWater bowls and pet-friendly treats will also be provided to make sure every guest in attendance is soaking up the holiday spirit. While dogs seem to delight in Santa Paws the most, Kimpton’s Santa Paws is an inclusive and diverse event, welcoming all pets as long as they can fit through the front door.


This year’s festivities will feature a raffle with plenty of prizes, including hotel and restaurant gift certificates. All raffle proceeds will benefit Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society. The Anti-Cruelty Society will also bring several shelter dogs to participate in the holiday fun and find a potential new home just in time for the holidays – all shelter dogs will be available for adoption.


Hotel Allegro is located at 171 West Randolph Street. For more information about Santa Paws or Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, please call 312-236-0123 or visit