Unique Last Minute NYE Dinners 12.31

Gamblers beware! Atwood Café has JUST the New Year’s Eve dinner for you… Chef Derek Simcik is putting “All Bets on the New Year.” Risk-averse guests may choose the Black Jack menu, a 4-course prix fixe menu, and those willing to take a gamble can select the Roulette menu, a 4-course “chef’s choice” menu. Whichever menu they choose, all guests will hit the jackpot with Chef Derek’s innovative take on classic cuisine. $55 /person for the Black Jack menu, $65 /person for the Roulette menu. Add $20 for wine pairings. 1 W Washington Street; 312.368.1900

And for those looking to ring in the new year with unlimited flutes of bubblyEncore Liquid Lounge has the perfect party option… Known for its lengthy martini menu and discerning craft beer selection, Encore will quench your party thirst and also fill you up on delicious cocktail cuisine- food stations featuring premium favorites like chili-lime chicken brochettes, artichoke dip and sliders will be available until 10:00pm. DJ Curious J will be spinning a mix of Deep House, Downtempo Buddha Lounge music and Mushroom Jazz until 1:00am and a balloon drop will officially mark the start of the new year. Ticket prices include unlimited food and bubbly starting at 8:00pm as well as party favors for $75 per person / $90 per person for table reservations.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $85 per person / $100 for a table, if available. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Last call is at 12:30pm. To purchase tickets, please call 312.338.3788 or email andrew.pishko@encorechicago.com

New Year’s Eve Dining at Quince 12.31

Quince

Quince

Chef Motto Features Four Course Menus

Monday, December 31
5-10 p.m.

Quince
1625 Hinman Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.8400
QuinceRestaurant.net
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

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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
312.521.7275
ParkGrillChicago.com

MENU FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

Starters

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

Entrees

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

Sides

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

Dessert

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
www.hotelallegro.com

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 www.hotelallegro.com for more information.

 

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