Koi Monthly Sushi Chef’s Table

KOI MONTHLY SUSHI CHEF’S TABLE
Exclusive 8-Course Tasting at Sushi Bar Plus Sushi-Making Demonstration

WHAT: Koi in Evanston’s new sushi chef Kenny Tan’s passion for developing exciting sushi creations is demonstrated in this exclusive monthly dining experience.  Guests at the Chef’s Table are seated at the intimate sushi bar with a full view of Tan’s work area and will experience the creative process first-hand as they are treated to 8-courses.  They will watch as their menu samplings are handcrafted, paired with sake and explained by the talented sushi team.  For added viewing, Tan’s deft knife skills and artistic talents will be shown via live camera feed on an HD screen above the sushi bar.

This month’s Chef’s Table event will feature delicacies like Beef Wrapped AsparagusWasabi Flavored Jumbo ShrimpBaked Oysters with Fresh Lemon Drops and Black Pepper, and Lobster Nigiri among other creations.  Complete menu and sake pairings are below.

The first Tuesday of every month Chef Tan will showcase new recipes and creations for twelve lucky diners at the sushi bar.  The unique eight-course tasting menu will feature the freshest sushi in artful presentations paired with featured wines and sake.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 PM

TICKETS: $45 per person, all-inclusive.
Tickets are required and available online:
http://koi-chens.ticketleap.com/koi-chefs-table/

NEXT: Next Chef’s Table Event:
Tuesday, June 5

MENU:
Beef Wrapped Asparagus
With green onions, carrots and pineapple
Dewazakura Oka, Cherry Bouquet, Junmai Daiginjo
Highly aromatic with flavors of light fruit and flower petals and a long dry finish.

Wasabi Flavored Jumbo Shrimp
Salted with mushroom
Zipang, Sparkling Sake, Junmai
Slight sweetness with flavors of fruit and flowers, dry and clean on the finish

Spicy Windy City Sushi
Stuffed with salmon, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, masago eggs and avocado
Ty-Ku, Black, Junmai Ginjo
Soft and creamy with a long, spicy, crisp finish

Lobster Nigiri
Fresh cold lobster and avocado
Gekkeikan, Nigori, Unfiltered Junmai
Unfiltered sake with a full body, and sweet tropical fruit

Baked Oysters
With fresh lemon drops and black pepper
Masumi, Mirror of Truth, Junmai Ginjo
Aromas of flowers and herbs are followed by rich fruits and light minerals

Couch Sashimi
Gekkeikan, Black and Gold, Junmai Ginjo
An exceptionally smooth Sake with hints of fresh melon and papaya flavors.  Great finish accented by just a touch of toasted nut.

Ketsumatsu – Chef Tans interpretation of the classic Tropical Sage dew
Gekkeika Plum Wine
Gekkeikan Plum Wine is different from standard umeshu (plum liqueur) which is typically made by adding plum fruit to shochu or other white liquor.  Gekkeikan Plum Wine is made by a unique recipe utilizing select fermented plums, which produce a refreshingly fruity fragrance and delicate taste .

 

WHERE:        KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com 
Hours:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30 PM-10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 4:30 PM-11:00 PM

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Koi Introduces Pre-Theater Prix Fixe

KOI INTRODUCES PRE-THEATER PRIX FIXE 
3-Courses for $15 per Person
 

WHAT: Koi, Evanston’s premier dining destination for authentic Chinese cuisine and fresh sushi, announces a new offering for early diners.  Perfect for those heading out to catch a show or movie, or a night on the town, guests will enjoy three courses for only $15 per person, available every day for guests seated before 6:00 PM. 

The first course offers a choice of Hot and Sour or Miso Soup; the second course is a choice of a House Maki Roll (California, Philadelphia, Shrimp Tempura, Vegetable, Boston or Sweet Potato Maki); and the third course is a choice of a signature Chinese Plate Entrée, served with steamed white rice.  Chinese Plate choices include Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Thai Basil Chicken, General Tao’s Chicken, Szechwan Beef or Stir-Fried Vegetables with Tofu.  Complete menu is below.

No substitutions, not valid with any other promotions, and the price does not include tax or gratuity.

WHEN: Available now, guests must be seated before 6:00 PM to enjoy this menu.

MENU:
Soup
Choice of
Hot and Sour Soup – Chicken, vegetables 
Miso Soup – Tofu, seaweed, soybean broth 

Maki Rolls
Choice of
California Maki – Crab, avocado, cucumber
Philadelphia Maki – Smoked salmon, cucumber, cream cheese
Shrimp Tempura Maki – Tempura shrimp, lettuce, avocado, cucumber
Vegetable Maki – Lettuce, cucumber, asparagus
Boston Maki – Ebi, avocado, cucumber, mayonnaise
Sweet Potato Maki – Tempura sweet potato wrapped in the traditional style with rice and seaweed

Chinese Plates (all Chinese plates are served with steamed white rice)
Choice of
Sesame Chicken Plate – Crispy, sweet, garlic, pepper powder, with chicken
Mongolian Beef Plate – Wok seared, onions, ginger, soy, crispy rice noodles
Thai Basil Chicken Plate – Fresh basil leaves, garlic, sweet pepper, carrots, Thai sauce
General Tao’s Chicken Plate (low fat option available upon request) – Spicy chili, sweet and crispy
Szechwan Beef Plate (low fat option available upon request) – Sweet pepper, garlic, spicy, stir fried
Stir-fried Vegetables with Tofu (low fat option available upon request)


WHERE
:        KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com 
Hours:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30 PM-10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 4:30 PM-11:00 PM

“Wine Down” With Koi & Winestyles

Complimentary Wine Tasting Part of Girl Whirl Weekend in Evanston

WHAT: Koi in Evanston announces their participation in a tasting event with local wine merchant WineStyles.   As part of Girl Whirl Weekend, both Koi and WineStyles welcome guests to a complimentary wine tasting paired with Chinese and Sushi bites from Koi.  The Wine Down wine tasting is complimentary to all Girl Whirl shoppers.

Winestyles brings superb, world-class wines to wine lovers in Evanston at affordable everyday prices.  Wine experts work diligently to carefully select unique labels (many exclusive to WineStyles), and they specialize in hard-to-find wines from large and small vineyards.

Girl Whirl Weekend is a weekend of fun highlighting the best that Evanston has to offer.  Participants are invited to get away with their girlfriends for a fun-filled weekend including dining, shopping, special offers, fashion events, wine tasting, live music, yoga, women out walking, and more.

WHEN: Friday, April 20
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: WineStyles
1741 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

847-328-4400

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Earth Day Specials

 

 

 

 

 

CITY EVENTS

CARNIVALE
702 W Fulton St | Chicago, IL 60661| 312.850.5005 | www.carnivalechicago.com

Green Initiatives at Carnivale
In celebration of Earth Day 2012, Carnivale is highlighting their passion for the earth and everything they do to keep it beautiful and colorful. The Carnivale Green Program is dedicated to making a difference. Carnivale Green Initiatives include serving fresh, seasonal ingredients from the rooftop garden and local farms and vendors, featuring all-natural meats and sustainable seafood, state-of-the art water purification system, Recycling, using Green Seal Certified nontoxic cleaning products. Carnivale and Executive Chef David Dworshak also support over 14 local farms including Genesis Growers, Green Acres, Heritage Prairie Farm, Kinnikinnick Farms, Maple Creek Farm, Mick Klug Farms, Dietzler Farm, Three Sisters and more.

HOURS: Lunch: M-F 11:30 AM-2:30 PM | Dinner: M-Th, Su 5 PM-10 PM | F-S 5-11 PM | Bar/Lounge: M-T 11:30 AM- 11 PM | W-Th 11:30 AM -12 AM | F 11:30 AM- 1 AM | S 5 PM – 1 AM | Su 5-10 PM

 

CITYSCAPE BAR
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  www.cityscapebar.com

Earth Day Specials at Cityscape Bar
Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, $7.00

Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will celebrate Earth Day 2012 by featuring specialty organic drinks all weekend for $7 each, including the Organic Pear Fizz (Ocean Organic Vodka, Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider and chopped and muddled Organic Pear), Peak Organic Amber Ale and Momokawa Organic Ginjo Sake.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00AM

 

KOI
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

Koi Literally Goes Green
Sunday, April 22

Guests will enjoy special GREEN menu items like Vegetable Dumplings ($4.95), Edamame ($4.50) and Green Tea Ice Cream ($3.95) at Koi and Chens.  Photo of green vegetable dumpling available upon request.

KOI HOURS: Lunch: Mon. – Sat.11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner: Sun. – Thurs. 4:30 – 10:00 PM | Fri. – Sat. 4:30 – 11:00 PM

 

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.7482 | www.rivanavypier.com

RIVA Celebrates Earth Day with Organic Wine Specials
Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22

RIVA Crab House located on Navy Pier will celebrate Earth Day this April with Organic Wines available for $7.50 each. The wine selections will include Candoni Organic Merlot and Candoni Organic Pinot Grigio.

HOURS: Riva Crab House Main Dining Lunch: Sunday- Saturday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM |  Dinner: Sunday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM; (lunch menu available from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the bar only) Riva Cafe: Sunday- Saturday, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Chicagoland Restaurants Celebrate with Tax Day Specials

CITY EVENTS


CARMINE’S 
1043 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.988.7676 |http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest2.php

$4.17 CPA Martini at Carmine’s
Tuesday, April 17
For Tax Day relief, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a $4.17 CPA Smirnoff Martini during lunch or dinner.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM

 

 

 

CARNIVALE 
702 W Fulton St | Chicago, IL 60661| 312.850.5005 | www.carnivalechicago.com

$15 Bouncebacks at Carnivale
Tuesday, April 17
Carnivale will offer a Tax Refund to all dining guests during lunch and dinner.  Diners will receive a $15 Gift Certificate for use on their next visit.  Complimentary gift certificates will be valid through May 31, 2012.


HOURS: Lunch: M-F 11:30 AM-2:30 PM | Dinner: M-Th, Su 5 PM-10 PM | F-S 5-11 PM | Bar/Lounge: M-T 11:30 AM- 11 PM | W-Th 11:30 AM -12 AM | F 11:30 AM- 1 AM | S 5 PM – 1 AM | Su 5-10 PM

 

 

 

CITYSCAPE BAR 
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  

Tax Day Cocktails at Cityscape Bar
Tuesday, April 17
$4.17 Cocktails
Cityscape Bar will offer $4.17 cocktails on Tax Day, available all day.  Cocktails include the IRS Blue Lemonade Martini with Skyy Citrus Vodka, Blue Curacao and Lemonade.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00AM

 

 

 

FRONTIER 
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com

Tax Day Specials at Frontier
Tuesday, April 17
Guests can enjoy tax day relief at Frontier and indulge in $2 Oysters, $2 Game Tacos, $2 Half-Pints and $2 Deviled Eggs.

HOURS: Monday 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Tuesday through Friday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM | Sunday 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM

 

 

 

KOI 
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

$10.99 Sesame Chicken
Tuesday, April 17
$10.99, excluding tax and gratuity
The year, Koi will give diners a break on tax day by offering their most popular dish, Sesame Chicken, for only $10.99 (normally $13.95).  Special pricing is available during dinner only, for dine-in guests only.

KOI HOURS: Lunch: Mon. – Sat.11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner: Sun. – Thurs. 4:30 – 10:00 PM | Fri. – Sat. 4:30 – 11:00 PM

 

 

 

LOTTIE’S PUB 
1925 W Cortland | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.489.0738 | www.lottiespub.com

Tax Day Special at Lottie’s
Tuesday, April 17
$3.50 – $4.17
In celebration of Tax Day being extended until Tuesday, April 17, Lottie’s will feature a $4.17 Burger & Beer combo.  The special includes a ground chuck burger and a can of beer.  Other Tuesday specials include $4 Burgers, $3.50 Selected Pints, $4 Jameson, and guests can enjoy Open Mic at 9:00 PM.

HOURS: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

 

 

 

PORKCHOP 
941 W Randolph St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.733.9333 | www.chicagoporkchop.com

Tax Day Celebration at Porkchop
Tuesday, April 17
$4.17
Chicagoans are invited to join West Loop’s Porkchop on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 17.  In honor of closing another tax season, the BBQ and whiskey spot will offer patrons house cocktails for $4.17.

HOURS: Monday: 11:30 AM – Midnight | Tuesday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – Midnight

 

 

 

ROSEBUD PRIME 
1 S. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60603 | 312.384.1900 |http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest10.php

$4.17 CPA Martini at Rosebud Prime
Tuesday, April 17
For Tax Day relief, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a $4.17 CPA Smirnoff Martini during lunch or dinner.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Saturday: 3:00 PM-11:00 PM

 

 

 

 

ROSEBUD THEATER DISTRICT 
70 W. Madison | Three First National Plaza | Chicago, IL 60602 | 312.332.9500 |  http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest6.php

$4.17 CPA Martini at Rosebud Theater District
Tuesday, April 17
For Tax Day relief, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a $4.17 CPA Smirnoff Martini during lunch or dinner.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM | Saturday: 4:00 PM-9:00 PM


 

 

ROSEBUD TRATTORIA 
442 N. Dearborn | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.832.7700 |http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest9.php

$4.17 CPA Martini at Rosebud Trattoria
Tuesday, April 17
For Tax Day relief, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a $4.17 CPA Smirnoff Martini during lunch or dinner.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Saturday: 12:00 PM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 3:00 PM-9:00 PM

 

 

 

THE PONY 
1638 West Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.828.5055 | www.theponychicago.com

Tax Day Relief at The Pony
Tuesday, April 17
$1 – $4.17
Guests can enjoy tax day relief at The Pony and indulge in $4.17 Margaritas and $1 Beef Tacos.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

 

 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

AGIO ITALIAN BISTRO 
64 South Northwest Hwy. | Palatine, IL 60074 | 847.991.2150 | www.agiobistro.com

Tax Day Wine Special at Agio
Tuesday, April 17
Patrons are invited to sit back, relax and celebrate the end of tax season with a glass of wine at Agio.  All red and white wine glass pours will be available for $4.17 with the purchase of an entree.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 

 

 

CARLUCCI  RESTAURANT 
1801 Butterfield Road | Downer’s Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | www.carluccirestaurant.com

Tax Day Drink Specials at Carlucci
Tuesday, April 17
$4.17 Select Bottles of Wine, $4.17 Martinis
Guests who join Carlucci on Tuesday, April 17 to celebrate the Tax Day extension will enjoy $4.17 martinis off of the martini list and $4.17 bottles of select wine in the dining room.  Select wines include Malbec, Chardonnay, Merlot, White Zinfandel, and Cabernet.  Limit one bottle per table, must order entree, dine-in only.  Other restrictions will apply.

HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 AM-9:30 PM | Fri.: 11:30 AM-10:30 PM | Sat.: 4:30 PM-10:30 PM | Sun. 4:30 PM-10:30 PM

 

 

 

PORTER’S PUB 
1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard | Elgin, IL 60124 | 847.214.5877 | http://porterspubelgin.com/

Tax Day Beer Special at Porter’s Pub
Tuesday, April 17
Half-priced beer
Porter’s Pub invites patrons to unwind after a stressful tax season with half-off its entire beer list on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 17.  Guests will enjoy the recently revamped beer menu featuring a variety of craft brews like Founder’s Dirty Bastard, Woodchuck Granny Apple Cider, Lakefront Brewery Fixed Gear Red Ale and more.

HOURS: Sunday – Monday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (kitchen closed), Tuesday – Saturday: 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Hours subject to change.

 

 

 

ROSEBUD ITALIAN COUNTRY HOUSE & PIZZERIA-DEERFIELD 
560 Waukegan Rd. | Deerfield, IL 60015 | 847.914.0900 |http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest12.php

$4.17 CPA Martini at Rosebud Deerfield
Tuesday, April 17
For Tax Day relief, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a $4.17 CPA Smirnoff Martini during lunch or dinner.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

ROSEBUD ITALIAN SPECIALTIES & PIZZERIA-NAPERVILLE
22 E. Chicago Ave. | Naperville, IL 60540 | 630.548.9800 |http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest7.php

$4.17 CPA Martini at Rosebud Naperville
Tuesday, April 17
For Tax Day relief, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a $4.17 CPA Smirnoff Martini during lunch or dinner.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM



ROSEBUD OLD WORLD ITALIAN-SCHAUMBURG
1370 Bank Dr. | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847.240.1414 |http://rosebudrestaurants.com/rest11.php

$4.17 CPA Martini at Rosebud Schaumburg
Tuesday, April 17
For Tax Day relief, all Rosebud Restaurant locations will offer a $4.17 CPA Smirnoff Martini during lunch or dinner.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM | Sunday: 12:00 PM-9:00 PM

Koi Regional Chinese Cooking Class & Lunch

KOI REGIONAL CHINESE COOKING CLASS & LUNCH
Exclusive 8-Course Lunch with Pairings and Demos
 

WHAT: Koi in Evanston announces an exciting new series to complement their recently unveiled new décor and traditional Chinese menu offerings.  One afternoon every month, Chef Mark Tsang will showcase traditional Chinese recipes from a different region and style of cooking in China.  Guests will be treated to a four-course tasting menu with a glass of house wine, all while learning about Chinese cooking for only $28 per person.

April’s Regional Chinese Cooking Class & Lunch event will feature dishes using the Szechuan style of cooking.  Menu includes Szechwan Cold Noodle with peanut butter and sesame dressing; Kung Bao Chicken stir fried with vegetables, hot chili pepper and served with roasted peanuts; Twice Cooked Pork Belly stir fried with leeks, ginger, onions and Chinese celery; and Water-Boiled Dover Sole, fish filet in spicy peppercorn flavored broth.  Chef Tsang will demonstrate how to make some of these dishes along with techniques during the class.

Szechuan is a style of Chinese cuisine originating in the Sichuan Province of southwestern China that has bold flavors, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan peppercorn.  Peanuts, sesame paste, and ginger are also prominent ingredients in Szechuan cooking.

WHEN: Saturday, April 21
12:00 PM

TICKETS: $28 per person, all-inclusive.
Tickets are required and available online:
http://koi-chens.ticketleap.com/koi-cooking-class/

WHERE: KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com 
Hours:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:30 PM-10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 4:30 PM-11:00 PM

Koi February Sushi Chef’s Table

Koi in Evanston’s new sushi chef Kenny Tan’s passion for developing exciting sushi creations is demonstrated in this exclusive monthly dining experience.  Guests at the Chef’s Table are seated at the intimate sushi bar with a full view of Tan’s work area and will experience the creative process first-hand as they are treated to 8-courses.  They will watch as their menu samplings are handcrafted, paired with sake and explained by the talented sushi team.  For added viewing, Tan’s deft knife skills and artistic talents will be shown via live camera feed on an HD screen above the sushi bar.

This month’s Chef’s Table event will feature delicacies like Filet Mignon with Scallions in Teriyaki Sauce, Chirashi Sashimi Trio, Apple Salmon Roll with Wasabi, and among other creations.  Complete menu and sake pairings are below.

The first Tuesday of every month Chef Tan will showcase new recipes and creations for twelve lucky diners at the sushi bar.  The unique eight-course tasting menu will feature the freshest sushi in artful presentations paired with featured wines and sake.

WHEN:       Tuesday, February 7, 2012
7:00 PM

TICKETS:  $45 per person, all-inclusive.
Tickets are required and available online:
http://koi-chens.ticketleap.com/koi-chefs-table/

NEXT:         Next Chef’s Table Events:
Tuesday, March 6
Tuesday, April 3

MENU:
Mix green Salad with Ginger Dressing
Zipang, Sparkling Sake, Junmai
Slight sweetness with flavors of fruit and flowers, dry and clean on the finish.

Filet Mignon with Scallions in Teriyaki Sauce
Dewazakura Oka, Cherry Bouquet, Junmai Daiginjo
Highly aromatic with flavors of light fruit and flower petals and a long dry finish.

Samna Grilled Fish
Gekkeikan, Nigori, Unfiltered Junmai
An unfiltered sake with a full body, and sweet tropical fruit.

Snapper Sashimi with Tangerine flavored Sauce
Ty-Ku, Black, Junmai Ginjo
Soft and creamy with a long, spicy, crisp finish.

Chirashi Sashimi Trio
Masumi, Mirror of Truth, Junmai Ginjo
Aromas of flowers and herbs are followed by rich fruits and light minerals.

Crispy CaraGe Chicken
Gekkeikan, Black and Gold, Junmai Ginjo
This is an exceptionally smooth sake with hints of fresh melon and papaya flavors and a great finish accented with just a touch of toasted nut.

Apple Salmon Roll with Wasabi
Manbito, Kimoto, Junmai Ginjo
Mellow acids, dry with great richness.

Honey Glazed Banana
Gekkeikan Plum Wine
Gekkeikan Plum Wine is different from standard umeshu (plum liqueur) which is typically made by adding plum fruit to shochu or other white liquor.  Gekkeikan Plum Wine is made by a unique recipe utilizing select fermented plums, which produce a refreshingly fruity fragrance and delicate taste. 

WHERE:        KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com 

Koi December Sushi Chef’s Table

Koi in Evanston’s new sushi chef Guosheng Yu’s passion for developing exciting sushi creations is demonstrated in this exclusive monthly dining experience.  Guests at the Chef’s Table are seated at the intimate sushi bar with a full view of the chef’s work area and will experience the creative process first-hand as they are treated to 8-courses.  They will watch as their menu samplings are handcrafted, paired with sake and explained by Chef Yu.  For added viewing, Chef’s Yu’s deft knife skills and artistic talents will be shown via live camera feed on an HD screen above the sushi bar.

This month’s Chef’s Table event will feature delicacies like Ebi Sonomono Seaweed Salad, Hamaguri Clam Soup, and Crispy and Crunchy Fire Maki among other creations.  Complete menu and descriptions are below.

The first Tuesday of every month Chef Yu will showcase new recipes and creations for twelve lucky diners at the sushi bar.  The unique eight-course tasting menu will feature the freshest sushi in artful presentations paired with featured wines and sake.

WHEN:      Tuesday, December 6, 2011
7:00 PM

TICKETS:     $45 per person, all-inclusive.
Tickets are required and available online:
http://koi-chens.ticketleap.com/koi-chefs-table/

NEXT:        Next Chef’s Table Events:
Tuesday, January 10 (PLEASE NOTE, SECOND TUESDAY)
Tuesday, February 7

MENU:
Ebi Sonomono Seaweed Salad

Zipang, Sparkling Sake, Junmai
Slight sweetness with flavors of fruit and flowers, dry and clean on the finish

Yam Sweet Potato Tempura
Dewazakura Oka, Cherry Bouquet, Junmai Daiginjo
Highly aromatic with flavors of light fruit and flower petals and a long dry finish

Hamaguri Clam Soup
Gekkeikan, Nigori, Unfiltered Junmai
An unfiltered sake with a full body, and sweet tropical fruit

Baked Salmon Skin Salad
Ty-Ku, Black, Junmai Ginjo
Soft and creamy with a long, spicy, crisp finish

Chicago Maki
Masumi, Mirror of Truth, Junmai Ginjo
Aromas of flowers and herbs are followed by rich fruits and light minerals

Crispy and Crunchy Fire Maki 
Gekkeikan, Black and Gold, Junmai Ginjo
This is an exceptionally smooth Sake, hints of fresh melon and papaya flavors. Great finish accents just a touch of toasted nut.

Chirashi Assorted Fresh Cut Fish
Manbito, Kimoto, Junmai Ginjo
Mellow acids, dry with great richness

Ketsumatsu- Chef Guosheng’s interpretation of the classic fruit salad
Gekkeikan Plum Wine
Gekkeikan Plum Wine is different from standard umeshu (plum liqueur) which is typically made by adding plum fruit to shochu or other white liquor.  Gekkeikan Plum Wine is made by a unique recipe utilizing select fermented plums, which produce a refreshingly fruity fragrance and delicate taste.

WHERE:        KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com 

 

Local Restaurants Offer Holiday Party Incentives

CITY EVENTS

CHENS CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.549.9100 | www.chenschicago.com
KOI
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

KOI New Private Dining Spaces
The newly appointed back dining rooms are separated by sliding glass and espresso wood doors and can be opened to accommodate groups of 20 to 100 guests—they are the perfect setting for holiday parties, anniversaries, company parties, meetings or other private events.

The modern décor now features new sleek black leather dining chairs, espresso-finished wood tables and walls of stormy gray and rich brown.  The dark colors stand out against the newly refinished bamboo floor and are reflected in the large, floor-to-ceiling mirrors that join the authentic Chinese and Japanese art on the walls.
CHENS HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Friday – Saturday 4:00 PM – Midnight
KOI HOURS: Lunch: Mon. – Sat.11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner: Sun. – Thurs. 4:30 – 10:00 PM | Fri. – Sat. 4:30 – 11:00 PM

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE
300 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.329.1800 | www.chicagocutsteakhouse.com

Holiday Parties at Chicago Cut Steakhouse
With USDA-certified prime steaks, more than 800 wine choices presented to guests on iPad wine lists, acclaimed menu items for all tastes, high-def plasma televisions and more, Chicago Cut Steakhouse has the amenities to take events to the next level.  The private dining area seats up to 80 people, and can be divided for more intimate events.  The food is top-notch: Chicago Cut Steakhouse butchers and dry-ages its own steak on the premises.  And the repertoire isn’t limited to traditional steakhouse fare.  Hors d’oeuvres include lollipop lamb chops, shrimp cocktail, and seared foie gras –just to start.  Lunch and dinner menus include prime filet mignons, wild salmon, New York strip, and a delicious array of appetizers, sides, and desserts.

Contact Events Manager Rachel Flores at 312.929.3570 for more details.

HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

CITYSCAPE BAR
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  www.cityscapebar.com
ITALIASIA
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.529.1157 | www.italiasiarestaurant.com

Party Bookers Receive 10% of Purchase Back in Complimentary Gift Certificates
Book before Tuesday, November 15
Guests can celebrate the holiday with a spectacular view in The Holiday Inn Mart Plaza’s Cityscape Bar or in ItaliAsia Restaurant.  Guests who book their holiday party with Cityscape Bar or ItaliAsia will receive 10% of their purchase back in complimentary gift certificates, to be used for guest rooms or food purchases in the hotel.  Events must be planned for a date between December 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012.  Guests can receive up to $500 back.  Offer not valid with previously booked events.

CITYSCAPE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 1:00 AM | Friday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00AM
ITALIASIA HOURS: Open Daily | Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Dinner: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

FRONTIER
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | www.thefrontierchicago.com

Holiday Party Booking at Frontier
With capabilities large and small, Frontier is a perfect atmosphere for birthdays, charity, corporate events and more.  Guests can enjoy a dinner party on the main dining level or book the upstairs private party room for an exciting, lounge experience.  Frontier can accommodate small gatherings and private events up to 300 guests.  Contact 773.772.4322 or charlie@pioneertaverngroup.com.

CHEF’S TABLE
Diners looking for a true VIP experience can reserve the Chef’s Table in the open-air kitchen at the back of Frontier.  Guests, up to 12, will watch Executive Chef Brian Jupiter and his staff at work while enjoying a unique experience behind the scenes.

PRIVATE EVENT ROOM
The upstairs lounge, equipped with a full-service bar, state-of-the-art sound system and DJ booth, 11 flat-screen TVs, 2 HD projectors and private bathrooms can accommodate any type of event.  It sets an intimate scene with leather-upholstered chairs, a fireplace and private entrance.

BEER GARDEN
Frontier’s patio is fully-furnished and enclosed for winter with a bar, fireplace, full menu and more.

HOURS: Monday through Friday 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM | Saturday 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM | Sunday 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

LOTTIE’S PUB
1925 W Cortland | Chicago, IL 60622 | 773.489.0738 | www.lottiespub.com

Holiday Party Booking at Lottie’s
Guests who book by November 15 will receive up to $100 in gift certificates
Located in the Bucktown neighborhood, Lottie’s is just a short block from the Damen corridor.  Tucked away on the corner of Cortland and Winchester, Lottie’s Pub offers a wide selection of beer, wine and liquor as well as a menu stacked with bar favorites including pizza, sandwiches, salads and burgers.  Illuminated in twinkling lights with a classic, rustic pub feel, Lottie’s carries a rich history.

An inviting corner bar deeply rooted into Chicago’s dark political past, Lottie’s remains a historic spot with undeniable neighborhood charm – a perfect backdrop for a private  party.  Guests can plan their next party in the very room where some of Chicago’s gangsters and politicians held their own.

Space is available to reserve on Lottie’s main level or back area.  For larger parties, Lottie’s has a fully renovated private party room, equipped with tables, booths, a full service bar and private bathrooms.  Groups can socialize in a cozy, intimate atmosphere or hang out amidst all the action near the main bar.  The back area of Lottie’s is also available for reservations.  To book an event or ask a question, call 312.453.9397 or email lotties@pioneertaverngroup.com.

The private party room offers:
– A private, full-service bar
– A projection-screen television with surround-sound audio
– Private washrooms

HOURS: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

PHIL STEFANI’S 437 RUSH
437 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.222.0101 | www.philstefanis437rush.com

Holiday Party Booking at 437 Rush
Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush features a variety of space options for hosting a holiday event.  The Café and Newsroom radiate class and uniqueness; decorated with white linen, votive candles, mahogany wood, black and white tiled floors, stainless steel, mirrors and windows.  Overlooking Rush and Hubbard streets, these rooms are perfect settings for dinners and receptions over 25 people, weddings, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, political events, corporate events and friendly parties.  Designed to echo the feel of a 1940’s art deco Italian Steakhouse, these private rooms blend the best of past traditions with trends of the future.

The third floor VIP private dining area consists of three newly decorated rooms with a capacity for up to 25 people.  Furnished with highboys, artwork and windows looking out to Rush and Hubbard, the VIP lounge sets the tone for any special event.  While dining on the third floor, guests have a choice of two private dining rooms, both adjacent to the VIP lounge.  Perfect settings for dinners of up to 25 people, power lunches, off-premise meetings, baby showers and bachelor parties; these rooms have attracted guests such as Hillary Clinton as well as corporate professionals, families and friends.  This VIP atmosphere provides a creative, efficient and productive edge for corporate professionals and a comfortable unique feel for friendly gatherings.

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Bar Bites: Monday – Friday, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Friday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

QUAY RESTAURANT AND BAR
465 E. Illinois | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.981.8400 | www.quaychicago.com

Holiday Events at Quay
Quay offers a beautiful bar featuring an extensive wine list, handcrafted mixologist cocktails and an assortment of local microbrew beers.  Guests can enjoy a drink in Quay’s sports lounge, equipped with 45 plasma TVs, settle into the dining room or the Atrium on the Water to enjoy dinner and drinks.  Quay’s inviting atmosphere incorporates elements of water, including floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the river.

HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.7482 | www.rivanavypier.com

Holiday Events at RIVA Crab House
Whether the party is casual, or calls for a truly extravagant meal, Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier offers menu options that are perfect for a variety of special event needs.

Riva’s menu items are prepared to order using only fresh, high-quality ingredients.  Riva can accommodate groups from 15 – 100 people and is a popular choice for both social and corporate events such as Private Corporate Events, Benefits, Convention Dinners, Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries, or Fundraisers.

HOURS: Riva Crab House Main Dining Lunch: Sunday- Saturday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM |  Dinner: Sunday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM; (lunch menu available from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the bar only) Riva Cafe: Sunday- Saturday, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

RUSTIC HOUSE
1967 N. Halsted St. | Chicago, IL 60614 | 312.929.3227 | www.rustichousechicago.com

Rustic House Private Dining
Rustic House, Lincoln Park’s hot spot for classic American cuisine, features a newly appointed private dining space in the Wine Cellar, joining the popular private back room as another exciting location for a holiday event.

Located in the secluded lower level of the restaurant, the room accommodates parties of up to 24 guests and features rich wine cabinets lining the walls, weathered barnyard walls, burlap wall treatments, Travertine tiled floors and farm-themed artwork by local artists.  Rustic House also boasts a private back room around a fireplace for entertaining up to 30 guests.  The warm and inviting atmosphere is the perfect setting for any special event, including birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties and the like.

Chef Jason Paskewitz has more than a decade of experience creating notable dishes in some of Chicago’s finest kitchens, and his celebrated menu at Rustic House showcases his experience and talent in executing straightforward, flavorful classics.  He has carefully crafted several private event menus, perfect for any occasion, and will also create custom menus for special events as well.  Menus available upon request.

Rustic House provides all of the service and amenities guests desire when planning a special event.  The facilities feature HD televisions for slideshows and presentations, fireplaces, AV/Sound capabilities and more.  Room minimums apply.

HOURS: Monday: Closed | Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

TABLE FIFTY-TWO
52 West Elm St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.573.4000 | www.tablefifty-two.com

Perfect Private Parties at TABLE fifty-two
The venerable TABLE fifty-two, located in a historic carriage house building in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and known for its quiet location, beautiful décor and seasonal Southern cuisine, is also the perfect destination for upcoming holiday celebrations and business meetings alike.

The intimate second-floor dining room can accommodate private-dining, large groups or receptions for up to 55 guests for lunch or dinner, and is well-suited for graduation parties, showers and other springtime festivities.  TABLE fifty-two is pleased to open just for private lunch parties and bridal showers with no room charge (only a food and beverage minimum).  They can also accommodate daytime business meetings and team building sessions.  Such corporate groups can do business upstairs and then break for lunch on the downstairs level.

Chef Art Smith has created a series of exceptional set menus beginning at just $60 per person and highlighting the cuisine for which TABLE fifty-two is known.  Menus feature signature dishes like Low Country Shrimp and Grits with Wild Shrimp, Bradley’s Stone-Ground White Corn Grits and Spicy Tomato Stew; Berkshire Pork Chop with Garbanzos, Andouille, Golden Raisins, Leeks, and Harissa; and Art’s Hummingbird Cake, a Banana-Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Vanilla Gelato, among other TABLE fifty-two favorites.  Complete private dining menus available upon request.

HOURS: Monday-Saturday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Sunday 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

TAVERN ON RUSH
1031 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.9600 | www.tavernonrush.com

Holiday Events at Tavern on Rush
Tavern on Rush features a private dining room located on the second floor overlooking the corner of Rush and Bellevue.  The private dining space comfortably seats up to 25 guests and features floor to ceiling glass french doors, a flat panel high-definition television screen, wireless Internet connectivity and top-notch professional service.  Tavern’s private dining room is the perfect place to host a holiday party.  To book a holiday party, please call 312.664.9600.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM

THE PONY
1638 West Belmont | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.828.5055 | www.theponychicago.com

Holiday Party Booking at The Pony
Guests who book by November 15 will receive up to a $100 gift certificate
With capabilities to host events large and small, The Pony’s rustic interior and relaxed ambiance is perfect for any holiday event this season.  The Pony is also proud to introduce its second floor this year.  Guests can rent out the top floor of The Pony, complete with a similar setup including HD flat screen TVs, separate sound system, custom booths and private bathrooms.

Located in the charming West Lakeview neighborhood just off the Belmont/Ashland/Lincoln intersection, The Pony is the ultimate destination spot for parties and events!  The Pony offers a wide selection of beer, wine and liquor as well as a delicious menu featuring house signatures like the 16-inch Clydesdale grilled cheese, salads, burgers, sliders and more.  To book an event or ask a question, call Brad Tice at 312.453.9397 or e-mail tice@pioneertaverngroup.com.

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

THE SCOUT
1301 S Wabash | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.705.0595 | www.thescoutchicago.com

Holiday Events at The Scout
The Scout has 200 seats and 24 flat-screen TVs, and is available for buyout.  In the back of the space, a private room with three 50-inch flat-screen TVs and an iPod connection can seat 15 or host receptions for 25.  A semiprivate area at the back has its own bar and can host receptions for 125 or dinners for 50.  At the front of the space, a larger semiprivate area has booth and long-table seating and another bar, and can seat 75 or hold 200 for cocktails.

HOURS: Sunday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

TRIBUTE
800 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.957.0000 | www.tribute-chicago.com

Holiday Party Booking at Tribute
Tribute can accommodate groups up to 45 in the private dining room section of the restaurant for a variety of events like corporate meetings, corporate dinners, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, and anniversaries.  Warm tones, soft fabrics and natural wood features create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.  Decorations can be provided upon request.

HOURS:  Monday – Sunday, 6:00 AM – 10:30 PM

TUSCANY RESTAURANT on Taylor Street
1014 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.829.1990 | www.tuscanychicago.com

Holiday Events at Tuscany on Taylor
Tuscany is a comfortable trattoria featuring mouthwatering Northern Italian specialties.  Located in Little Italy, Tuscany offers an extensive selection of unique entrees, sure to tantalize anyone’s taste buds.  Besides one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, they also offer the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily chef specials prepared by Executive Chef.  Tuscany is the ideal destination for revealing the rich virtues of a Tuscan village, even down to the very best wines Italy has to offer.  Tuscany on Taylor offers one private dining room or offers a rent-out of the entire restaurant on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

Capacity:
50 in the private dining room. Up to 200 for entire dining room.

Contact:
Alex Prekurat, Private Dining Manager (312)829.1990 or email aprekurat@stefanigroup.com

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday, 3:30 PM – 11:00 PM; Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Sunday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VINO 100 CHICAGO
2711 N Elston Avenue | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.489.WINE | www.vino100chicago.com

Holiday Events at Vino 100
Vino 100 Chicago, located in Logan Square, offers guests a unique space for hosting a private event or holiday party this year.  The intimate space complete with a tasting bar is a perfect setting for events like team building, bachelorette parties, baby showers, wedding showers and more.  Examples of event themes include: Wine 101, Wines of South America, Big Bold Reds, and There’s More to White Wine than Chardonnay.  Every event package is customizable and ranges in price from $100 to $250.  Small bites like an array of cheese is included, and any other food is available upon request.  There will be an additional charge of $10 per hour if more employees are needed based on the group size, and there is a minimum of 8 people with a maximum of 24 people.

Featuring 100 great wines for $25 or less, Vino 100 Chicago is a boutique wine shop with a unique selection of wine, spirits, and craft beers.  Using the customized and user-friendly Vino 100 Wine Barometer™, guests are able to choose their wines based on flavor and body.  In addition, guests can shop from Vino 100’s selection of craft beers, unique spirits, gourmet food and wine accessories.

HOURS:  Monday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Tuesday- Friday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM  | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM  | Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

WILDBERRY PANCAKES AND CAFÉ
130 E Randolph St. | Chicago, IL 60610 |  312.938.9777 | www.wildberrycafe.com/chicago.html

Holiday Catering from Wildberry
This holiday season, guests can enjoy catering for any event from Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe located in downtown Chicago at 130 E. Randolph Street, adjacent to Prudential Plaza.  Wildberry can accommodate any size event and also create custom menus.  Party planners can choose from an array of items from the catering menu including scrambled eggs, French toast, potato skillets, sides, salads, sandwiches and more.

HOURS: Open Daily: 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM

SUBURBAN EVENTS

CARLUCCI  RESTAURANT
1801 Butterfield Road | Downer’s Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 | www.carluccirestaurant.com

Holiday Events at Carlucci Restaurant
All of Carlucci’s private rooms are the perfect venue to hold any holiday event this season.

Tower Room (Capacity: 10 – 25 people)
Fountain Room (Capacity: 30 – 50 people)
Garden Room(Capacity: 50 – 120 people)

For Information: Contact Sharon in the sales office for more info.
Phone number: 630.512.0990
Email Address: Sharon@carluccirestaurant.com

HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 AM-9:30 PM | Fri.: 11:30 AM-10:30 PM | Sat.: 4:30 PM-10:30 PM | Sun. 4:30 PM-10:30 PM

PORTER’S PUB
1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard | Elgin, IL 60124 | 847.214.5877 | www.bowescreekcc.com/porters

Holiday Parties at Porter’s Pub
Porter’s Pub in Elgin invites guests to book their holiday parties.  This English-style restaurant and bar located at Bowes Creek Country Club boasts a variety of food and beverage packages.  With an array of reasonably priced buffet, plated, and bar packages and seating for up to 125 guests, Porter’s Pub is the perfect destination for any holiday occasion.  For those looking for a more intimate event, Porter’s Meeting Room comfortably seats 10 – 30 guests and includes AV amenities including Wi-Fi and a large Flat Screen TV.

For more information, please contact Heather Weaver at: 847-214-5877 (or) email: heather@porterspubelgin.com

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM-9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday: 10:30 AM-12:00 AM, Sunday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM

THE LUCKY MONK
105 Hollywood Blvd | South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847.898.0500 | www.theluckymonk.com

Holiday Events at The Lucky Monk
Located next to the AMC 30 theatre just off Barrington Road, The Lucky Monk is a great place for date night, a comfortable family meal or private events.  The restaurant offers a variety of options for any event from baby showers, retirement parties, board meetings or birthday parties.  Event spaces include the Abbey Room which seats 50 people and includes a DVD player, Plasma TV, iPOD dock and wireless Internet access.  The Lucky Monk also houses the La Trappe Room (seats 36, semi-private), the new Priory Room (seats 15, accessibility to the fire pit and patio) and the patio (seats 70, can be divided into two semi private spaces).

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Kitchen closes at 11:00 PM | Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Kitchen closes at Midnight | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Kitchen closes at 10:00 PM

TUSCANY RESTAURANT OAK BROOK
1415 W. 22nd St. | Oak Brook, IL 60521 | 630.990.1993 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-oak-brook.html

Holiday Party Booking at Tuscany Oak Brook
Tuscany is a comfortable trattoria featuring mouthwatering Northern Italian specialties.  Located in Oak Brook, Tuscany offers an extensive selection of unique entrees, sure to tantalize anyone’s taste buds.  Besides one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, Tuscany offers the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily chef specials prepared by Executive Chef.  Tuscany is the ideal destination for revealing the rich virtues of a Tuscan village, even down to the very best wines Italy has to offer.  Tuscany in Oak Brook offers three private dining room;, each can accommodate up to 38 people or two rooms can be combined to fit groups up to 80.

Contact: Fred Lagon, Private Dining Manager (630) 990 – 1993 or email flagon@stefanigroup.com

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: Closed

TUSCANY RESTAURANT WHEELING
550 S. Milwaukee Ave. | Wheeling, IL 60090 | 847.465.9988 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-wheeling.html

Holiday Events at Tuscany Wheeling
Tuscany is a comfortable trattoria featuring mouthwatering Northern Italian specialties.  Located in Wheeling, Tuscany offers an extensive selection of unique entrees, sure to tantalize anyone’s taste buds.  Besides one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, they also offer the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily chef specials prepared by Executive Chef Bolla Loza.  Tuscany is the ideal destination for revealing the rich virtues of a Tuscan village, even down to the very best wines Italy has to offer.

Tuscany in Wheeling offers three private dining rooms:

  • The Montecatini Room can accommodate up to 25 guests.
  • The Siena Lucca Room can accommodate up to 35 guests.
  • The Florence Room can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Contact:
Karen Taylor, Private Dining Manager (847) 465 – 9988 or email ktaylor@stefanigroup.com

Koi Introduces Lunch Prix-Fixe

Koi, Evanston’s premier dining destination for authentic Chinese cuisine and fresh sushi, announces a new offering during lunch.  Foronly $12 per person, guest will enjoy three-courses Monday through Friday.

The first course offers a choice of Hot and Sour or Miso Soup; the second course is a choice of a House Maki Roll (California, Philadelphia, Shrimp Tempura, Vegetable, Boston or Sweet Potato Maki); and the third course is a choice of a signature Chinese Plate entrée, served with steamed white rice.  Chinese Plate choices include Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Thai Basil Chicken, General Tao’s Chicken, Szechwan Beef or Stir-Fried Vegetables with Tofu.  Complete menu is below.

No substitutions, not valid with any other promotions, and the price does not include tax or gratuity.

WHEN: Begins Tuesday, November 1
Available Monday-Friday, lunch only, dine-in only.

MENU:
Soup
Choice of
Hot and Sour Soup – Chicken, vegetables
Miso Soup – Tofu, seaweed, soybean broth

 

Maki Rolls
Choice of
California Maki – Crab, avocado, cucumber
Philadelphia Maki – Smoked salmon, cucumber, cream cheese
Shrimp Tempura Maki – Tempura shrimp, lettuce, avocado, cucumber
Vegetable Maki – Lettuce, cucumber, asparagus
Boston Maki – Ebi, avocado, cucumber, mayonnaise
Sweet Potato Maki – Tempura sweet potato wrapped in the traditional style with rice and seaweed

Chinese Plates – all Chinese plates are served with steamed white rice
Choice of
Sesame Chicken Plate – Crispy, sweet, garlic, pepper powder, with chicken
Mongolian Beef Plate – Wok seared, onions, ginger, soy, crispy rice noodles
Thai Basil Chicken Plate – Fresh basil leaves, garlic, sweet pepper, carrots, Thai sauce
General Tao’s Chicken Plate (low fat option available upon request) – Spicy chili, sweet and crispy
Szechwan Beef Plate (low fat option available upon request) – Sweet pepper, garlic, spicy, stir fried
Stir-fried Vegetables with Tofu (low fat option available upon request)


WHERE
:  KOI
624 Davis Street, Evanston, 60201
847.866.6969
www.koievanston.com

 

 

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