Texas de Brazil Chicago Hosts White Sox Celebrity Server Event

The Chicago White Sox players’ wives will host an intimate culinary fundraiser at Texas de Brazil’s Chicago location with their husbandsattending as servers for the evening.  All proceeds will benefit Chicago White Sox Charities.  Attending White Sox players to be announced in two weeks.

Guests attending this exclusive event will savor a tasting menu that combines the cuisine of southern Brazil and the generous spirit of Texas, featuring Chicken with Bacon, Brazilian Sausage, Garlic Sirloin, Goat Cheese and Orange Marmalade Crostinis, and Shrimp and Avocado Mousse Crostinis among other savory items.  In addition, guests will enjoy Texas de Brazil’s signature cocktail, the Caipirinha, all the while being served by celebrity White Sox players.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 6, 2011
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

COST: $125 per person, all-inclusive
Must be 21 or older

TICKETS: Tickets required; Visit: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/community/index.jsp to purchase

WHERE:       Texas de Brazil – Chicago, IL
51 East Ohio 
Chicago, IL
312.670.1006
www.texasdebrazil.com

About Chicago White Sox Charities
Chicago White Sox Charities, the team’s philanthropic arm, provides financial and emotional support to hundreds of Chicago-based organizations, including those leading the fight against cancer, dedicated to improving the lives of youth through recreation and education, and those offering support to children and families in crisis. With the generous support of White Sox fans, friends and sponsors, White Sox Charities has donated more than $16.5 million since its inception in 1990, striving to improve the quality of life for Chicagoans of all ages, races and genders.

Texas de Brazil Celebrates National Salad Month

May is National Salad Month and the experts on gourmet salads at Texas de Brazil’s seventeen domestic locations celebrate by highlighting several salads in their bountiful 50-60 item salad bar.

This spring, Culinary Director Evandro Caregnato, features a savory Shrimp Salad, a Mediterranean Tabbouleh, an Eggplant and Tomato Salad, a traditional Brazilian Salad with house-made Brazilian Vinaigrette, and a refreshing Grape Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese. In addition to fresh salads, guests can enjoy the traditional cuts beef, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage for which Texas de Brazil is famous, all carved tableside in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion.  Diners can complete their Brazilian Steakhouse experience with a decadent dessert, after dinner drink, steaming espresso or hand-rolled cigar.

COST: Salad Bar included in price per person
Prices vary by location, call local Texas de Brazil for more information.
Drinks, dessert, alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

WHERE:          All Texas de Brazil locations:

                             Addison, TX: 15101 Addison Rd., 972.385.1000
                             Dallas, TX: 2727 Cedar Springs Rd., 214.720.1414
                             Fort Worth, TX: 101 N. Houston St., 817.882.9500
                             San Antonio TX: 313 East Houston St., 210.299.1600
                             Hallandale Beach, FL: 800 Silks Run, Suite 1380, 954.843.7600
                             Miami, FL: Dolphin Mall, 11401 N.W. 12th St., 305.599.7729
                             Miami Beach, FL: At the Marina, 300 Alton Rd., 305.695.7702
                             Tampa, FL: 4112 W. Boy Scout blvd., Tampa, FL: 813.871.1400
                             Orlando, FL: 5259 International Drive, 407.355.0355
                             Fairfax, VA: Fair Oaks Shopping Center, 11750 Fair Oaks, 703.352.4111
                             Richmond, VA: Regency Square Shopping Ctr, 1420 Parham Rd., 804.750.2003
                             Chicago, IL: 51 East Ohio, 312.670.1006
                             Schaumburg, IL: 5 Woodfield Shopping Center, 847.413.1600
                             Baton Rouge, LA: 10155 Perkins Rowe, 225.766.5353
                             Denver, CO : Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8390 Northfield Blvd., Ste. 1800, 720.374.2100           
                             Las Vegas, NV: 6533 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.614.0080
                             Memphis, TN: 150 Peabody Place, 901.526.7600

Texas de Brazil Celebrates Spring with Fresh Grape & Gorgonzola Salad

Texas de Brazil’s seventeen domestic locations are the perfect place to ring in the spring with a bountiful 50-60 item salad bar to complement a traditional Brazilian meal.  This spring, Culinary Director Evandro Caregnato has added to the already-plentiful salad bar a refreshing Grape Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese, and offers the recipe to make at home for a sweet and savory addition to any spring meal.

The Grape Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese features several varieties of grapes and creamy Gorgonzola cheese.  Says Caregnato, “This salad has light ingredients like the fruits and more robust ones like the crumbled Gorgonzola so it is a balanced salad, perfect for any season not only spring.  It pairs wonderfully with roasted pork loin or leg of lamb.”  Complete recipe is below and hi-res photo available upon request.

Guests can enjoy traditional cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage for which Texas de Brazil is famous—all carved tableside in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion.  Diners can complete their Brazilian Steakhouse experience with a decadent dessert, after dinner drink, steaming espresso or hand-rolled cigar.

WHEN:  Available now

COST:  Prices vary by location; call local Texas de Brazil for more information.
               Drinks, dessert, alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

WHERE:         All Texas de Brazil locations:RECIPE:          Grape Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese recipe:
                            (Servings: 10)
                            Ingredients:
                            1 1/2 cup of red grapes seedless
                            1 1/2 cup of green grapes seedless
                            1 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
                            1 tbl spoon of lemon juice
                            3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
                            Method:
                            – Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
                            – Mix well
                            – Refrigerate before serving
                            Optional Add-in:
                            – 1 1/2 cup roasted apples (golden delicious recommended)

Texas de Brazil Celebrates Tax Day & Happy Hour Specials

Texas de Brazil invites patrons to unwind after paying off Uncle Sam with a much-needed Tax Day cocktail in the Beijos Lounge.  This year, Texas de Brazil celebrates with a special Tax-tini, perfect for washing those Tax-Day blues away.  The Tax-tini features tequila, fresh pomegranate and lime juices, and pomegranate liqueur, and is available for $7 Monday through Friday during the month of April.

Guests are also invited to celebrate Tax Day with happy hour in the Beijos Lounge at Texas de Brazil from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM every Monday through Friday, featuring a relaxed lounge atmosphere, signature cocktails and rare wines.  Happy Hour specials include $3 Domestic Beer, $5 Texas de Brazil Private Label Wines, $5 Well Cocktails and Brazilian Caipirinhas, $7 Martinis and Half-Off Appetizers from the Bar Menu.  Bar Menu features starter portions of Texas de Brazil’s seasoned cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage.  Each is served with chimichuri sauce and a basket of house-baked Brazilian cheese bread.  Complete menu is available upon request.

WHEN: Tax-Tini and happy hour cocktails available now.
                Beijos Lounge Happy Hour 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Monday through Friday in Texas de Brazil’s Beijos Lounge/bar area.
Hours and offerings subject to change in compliance with local or state liquor laws. Prices in effect from open to close in certain markets (IL, LA, NV, and TX) and in both bar/dining room where applicable (IL).

PRICING:         Happy Hour Specials:
                             $3 Domestic Beer
                             $5 Texas de Brazil Private Label Wines
                             $5 Well Cocktails and Brazilian Caipirinhas
                             $7 Martinis
                             Half-Off Appetizers from the Bar Menu
                             Tax-tini:
                             $7
                             Happy Hour pricing does not apply to large private or dining room parties . Must be 21 or older.

WHERE: Drink specials and bar menu available in Beijos lounge/bar area only. Must be 21 or over.

                              Addison, TX: 15101 Addison Rd., 972.385.1000

                              Dallas, TX: 2727 Cedar Springs Rd., 214.720.1414
                              Fort Worth, TX: 101 N. Houston St., 817.882.9500
                              San Antonio TX: 313 East Houston St., 210.299.1600
                              Hallandale Beach, FL: 800 Silks Run, Suite 1380, 954.843.7600
                              Miami, FL: Dolphin Mall, 11401 N.W. 12th St., 305.599.7729
                              Miami Beach, FL: At the Marina, 300 Alton Rd., 305.695.7702
                              Tampa, FL: 4112 W. Boy Scout blvd., Tampa, FL: 813.871.1400
                              Orlando, FL: 5259 International Drive, 407.355.0355
                              Chicago, IL: 51 East Ohio, 312.670.1006
                              Schaumburg, IL: 5 Woodfield Shopping Center, 847.413.1600
                              Baton Rouge, LA: 10155 Perkins Rowe, 225.766.5353
                              Denver, CO : Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8390 Northfield Blvd., Ste. 1800, 720.374.2100           
                              Las Vegas, NV: 6533 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.614.0080
                              Memphis, TN: 150 Peabody Place, 901.526.7600

                              Palm Beach, Aruba: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 382, 297.5864686

Texas de Brazil Celebrates Easter

Texas de Brazil’s seventeen domestic locations will open at noon on Easter Sunday, April 24 and are the perfect setting for an Easter family dinner.  As is traditional for Easter, families can enjoy traditional cuts of lamb, along with beef, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage for which Texas de Brazil is famous, carved tableside in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion.

Diners can complete their Brazilian Steakhouse experience with items from the bountiful 50-60 item salad bar, a decadent dessert, after dinner drink, steaming espresso or hand-rolled cigar.

Also special for Easter Sunday are refreshing Brazilian Mimosas, a frozen cocktail made with house Champagne, blended with a choice of fruit purée and a touch of orange juice.  Mango, papaya, wild berry, strawberry, pomegranate, passion fruit, and guava flavors are available.  Prices vary by location.

WHEN: Sunday, April 24, all locations open at NOON

COST: Prices vary by location, call local Texas de Brazil for more information.
             Drinks, dessert, alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

WHERE:         All Texas de Brazil locations:

Addison, TX: 15101 Addison Rd., 972.385.1000
Dallas, TX: 2727 Cedar Springs Rd., 214.720.1414
Fort Worth, TX: 101 N. Houston St., 817.882.9500
San Antonio TX: 313 East Houston St., 210.299.1600
Hallandale Beach, FL: 800 Silks Run, Suite 1380, 954.843.7600
Miami, FL: Dolphin Mall, 11401 N.W. 12th St., 305.599.7729
Miami Beach, FL: At the Marina, 300 Alton Rd., 305.695.7702
Tampa, FL: 4112 W. Boy Scout blvd., Tampa, FL: 813.871.1400
Orlando, FL: 5259 International Drive, 407.355.0355
Fairfax, VA: Fair Oaks Shopping Center, 11750 Fair Oaks, 703.352.4111
Richmond, VA: Regency Square Shopping Ctr, 1420 Parham Rd., 804.750.2003
Chicago, IL: 51 East Ohio, 312.670.1006
Schaumburg, IL: 5 Woodfield Shopping Center, 847.413.1600
Baton Rouge, LA: 10155 Perkins Rowe, 225.766.5353
Denver, CO : Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8390 Northfield Blvd., Ste. 1800, 720.374.2100           
Las Vegas, NV: 6533 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.614.0080
Memphis, TN: 150 Peabody Place, 901.526.7600

Texas de Brazil Hosts Chicago Hotel Concierge Association Fundraiser

Texas de Brazil’s Chicago location is proud to host a Chicago Hotel Concierge Association (CHCA) fundraiser to benefit Share Your Soles, the CHCA Assistance Fund, and Les Clefs d’Or 2013 Congress.  Tickets will be discounted $5 with the donation of a pair of gently worn shoes. 

Guests will enjoy beer, wine and complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres while trying their hand at Blackjack and Roulette and bidding on coveted silent auction items.  Admission includes food, beer, wine, soft drinks and casino “funny money”.

Share Your Soles brings thousands of pairs of shoes to desperately impoverished people throughout the world.  The CHCA Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to any hotel concierge suffering from hardships such as illness, involuntary unemployment, or death of an immediate family member.

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

COST:  $35 per person, $30 with a pair of gently used shoes
CHCA Members: $25 per person, $20 with a pair of gently used shoes

TICKETS: Available by emailing kathy.mcclanathan@gmail.com

WHERE: Texas de Brazil Chicago, IL
                  
51 East Ohio 
                  
Chicago, IL
                  
312.670.1006
                        www.texasdebrazil.com

Gurkha Cigar Dinner at Texas de Brazil Miami Beach

Texas de Brazil’s Miami Beach location announces an exciting dinner in partnership with world-class Gurkha Cigars in celebration of their new cigar, “Seduction.”  Guests will enjoy a special welcome reception by Gurkha Cigars owner Kaizad Hansotia followed by a three-course dinner, libations and cigar-rolling on the patio overlooking spectacular marina views.

Gurkha is widely known as one of the best cigars in the world.  Similar to fine wine, the premier cigars are a result of utilizing the best tobacco and proper aging.  The tobacco aging process can last from five to ten years, but is critical to the excellent taste of all Gurkha cigars.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 24, 2011
                     7:30 PM Reception
                     8:30 PM Dinner

COST:     $95 per person, all-inclusive
                     Must be 21 or older

RSVP: RSVP to Michael Burstein michaelburstein@texasdebrazil.com or 561-309-4436.

WHERE: Texas de Brazil Miami Beach, FL
At the Marina
300 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL
 305.695.7702

Texas de Brazil Celebrates Brazilian Carnivale

Texas de Brazil’s sixteen domestic locations are the perfect place to celebrate Brazil’s biggest holiday: Carnival.  Guests are invited to experience Brazil right here in the United States with the traditional cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage for which Texas de Brazil is famous—all carved tableside in true Brazilian Churrascaria fashion—along with classic Brazilian Caipirinhas and other cocktails.  Diners can complete their Brazilian Steakhouse experience with a sumptuous 50-60 item salad bar, a decadent dessert, after dinner drink, steaming espresso or hand-rolled cigar.

The Carnival of Brazil is an annual festival held forty-six days before Easter, culminating on Fat Tuesday.  The country stops completely for almost a week and festivities are intense, both day and night.  There are carnival celebrations in virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-known ones taking place in Recife together with the neighboring Olinda (in the North of Brazil) and Salvador, with the biggest and most famous carnival being the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

For guests who want to celebrate both at Texas de Brazil and at home, Culinary Director Evandro Caregnato presents a recipe for an authentic Brazilian meal of black beans and rice served with grilled meat and topped with tangy vinaigrette of tomatoes and onion; to finish, a chilled dessert made with fresh and ripe papaya.  Complete recipe is below.  Photos available upon request.

WHEN:  Carnival is Friday, March 4 – Tuesday, March 8

COST: Prices vary by location, call local Texas de Brazil for more information.
                           Drinks, dessert, alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

WHERE:        All Texas de Brazil locations:

                           Addison, TX: 15101 Addison Rd., 972.385.1000

                           Dallas, TX: 2727 Cedar Springs Rd., 214.720.1414
                           Fort Worth, TX: 101 N. Houston St., 817.882.9500
                           San Antonio TX: 313 East Houston St., 210.299.1600
                           Hallandale Beach, FL: 800 Silks Run, Suite 1380, 954.843.7600
                           Miami, FL: Dolphin Mall, 11401 N.W. 12th St., 305.599.7729
                           Miami Beach, FL: At the Marina, 300 Alton Rd., 305.695.7702
                           Orlando, FL: 5259 International Drive, 407.355.0355
                           Fairfax, VA: Fair Oaks Shopping Center, 11750 Fair Oaks, 703.352.4111
                           Richmond, VA: Regency Square Shopping Ctr, 1420 Parham Rd., 804.750.2003
                           Chicago, IL: 51 East Ohio, 312.670.1006

                           Schaumburg, IL: 5 Woodfield Shopping Center, 847.413.1600
                           Baton Rouge, LA: 10155 Perkins Rowe, 225.766.5353
                           Denver, CO : Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 830 Northfield Blvd., Ste. 1800, 720.374.2100           
                           Las Vegas, NV: 6533 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.614.0080
                           Memphis, TN: 150 Peabody Place, 901.526.7600
                           Palm Beach, Aruba: J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 382, 297.5864686

Chicago Restaurant Week Participants

This February, diners are invited to enjoy the fourth annual Chicago Restaurant Week, with over 200 participating restaurants throughout the city.  Restaurants will offer special prix-fixe meals including lunch, dinner or both, depending on the restaurant’s preference.  For details, visit http://www.choosechicago.com

Participating restaurants include Riva Crab House, who will be serving both lunch and dinner with menu items like Riva Clam Chowder, Crispy Duck Spring Roll, Butternut Squash Agnolotti, Grouper Filet and more in addition to Tiramisu for dessert.  Texas de Brazil’s downtown location with offer up their “all-you-can-eat” style menu at a discounted rate for Chicago Restaurant Week featuring a sumptuous 50-60 item seasonal salad bar and sizzling cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage.  (See full list of participating restaurants below.  Menu information available upon request.) 

WHEN:  Friday, February 18 – Sunday, February 27, 2011

COST:    Prix-Fixe Meals
$22 Lunch
$33/$44 Dinner 

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

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

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

CHICAGO q
1160 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com  

HUGO’S FROG BAR & FISH HOUSE – CHICAGO
1024 North Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.640.0999 | www.hugosfrogbar.com 

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

QUARTINO RISTORANTE
626 N. State | 312.698.5000 | www.quartinochicago.com

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

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

TEXAS DE BRAZIL
51 East Ohio St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.670.1006 | www.texasdebrazil.com

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

Chicagoland Valentine’s Day Specials & Events

CITY EVENTS

33 CLUB
1419 N. Wells  St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.664.1419 | www.33clubchicago.com 

Romantic 3-Course Prix Fixe at 33 Club
Saturday, February 12 – Monday, February 14
$39 per person
33 Club invites Chicagoans to celebrate and enjoy a romantic 3-course prix fixe dinner for $39 per person available Saturday through Monday.  Menu highlights include flash fried kumamoto oysters, pan-roasted diver sea scallops, 5-hour prime rib, maine lobster ravioli and red velvet cake  or ginger crème brulee for dessert.  In addition, on Sunday and Monday only, 33 Club will feature any bottle of wine on the menu at 33% off during both lunch and dinner which guests can pair with the Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu.  Full Valentine’s Day menu available upon request.  Regular menu will also be available. 

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

Valentine’s Day Carnivale-style
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 1
$9 – $65
Guests will indulge in decadent specials Valentine’s Day weekend at Carnivale, including King Crab Ceviche ($22), Chupe de Mariscos ($32), Dry aged Angus 36 oz Porterhouse for Two ($65) and a Chocolate Plantain Bread Pudding for dessert ($9).  Full Valentine’s Day menu available upon request.

CHENS CHINESE AND SUSHI
3506 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60657 | 773.549.9100 | www.chenschicago.com

KOI624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

Couples Prix-Fixe at Koi and Chens
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
$25 per person, excluding tax and gratuity
Couples are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Chens Chinese and Sushi and Koi of Evanston with a special menu for the holiday.  Specialty menu includes a Sushi Tuna Rose Appetizer, an appetizer comprised solely of tuna and served in the shape of a rose (photo available upon request), followed by the Dragon and Phoenix Entrée, featuring the Dragon: crispy chicken covered in tangy sweet and spicy pepper sauce and the Phoenix: shrimp sauteed with vegetables in white wine sauce.  This entrée for two brings longevity to the relationship.  Guests can indulge in chocolate cake for dessert, and a glass of house red wine, white wine or sake rounds out the menu.  Reservations recommended. 

CHICAGO q
1160 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com  

LOVE-ly Specials for Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Chicago q offers diners special menu items created by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  Specials include:
– House-Smoked Cheese and Fruit Plate (12.75)
– Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels with Smoked Sofritto (14.75)
– Grilled Filet and Cold-Smoked Prawns (39.75)
– Duroc Pork Loin Stuffed with Hickory Smoked Chicken (34.25) 

and decadent dessert specials:
- Ganache-Covered Chocolate Layer Cake (6.75)
– Housemade Red Berry Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust (6.75). 

Reservations recommended.  

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

Cityscape’s Weekend of Romance
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Chicagoans are invited to celebrate the most romantic weekend of the year with stunning panoramic views of downtown’s River North.  Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will host Valentine’s Day this February with cocktail, wine and champagne specials along with a specialty appetizer.  The specialty appetizer is Prosciutto, Crab and Spinach Rangoon, Rice Noodles and Thai Peanut Sauce for $9, and guests are invited to sample $7 specialty martinis and multiple wine and champagne specials, offered both by the glass and bottle.  

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
MYSTIC BLUE CRUISES
Reservations required | 877.299.7783 | www.mysticbluecruises.com

Valentine’sCruises:
Saturday February 12, 2011
Board: 6:00 PM, Cruise: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, $115.46 per person
Monday February 14, 2011
Board: 6:30 PM, Cruise: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, $115.46 per person
Dinner Cruises on the Mystic Blue

Chicagoans are invited to experience Valentine’s Day out on the water amidst the hip and contemporary decks of Mystic Blue.  Offering a fun romantic ambiance, great food, dancing, DJ entertainment, wonderful views of the world-famous skyline, plus a table for your party size, a rose for each couple and a complimentary champagne toast, The Mystic Blue makes it easy to do something different this year.  

ODYSSEY CRUISES
Reservations required | 866.305.2469 |  www.odyssey.com

Valentine’s Brunch and Dinner Cruises on The Odyssey
Cruises:
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Board: 6:00 PM, Cruise: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, $135.86 per person

Sunday, February 13, 2011
Board: 11:30 AM,  Cruise: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, $88.26 per person

Monday, February 14, 2011    
Board: 6:00 PM,  Cruise: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, $135.86 per person

Chicagoans are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic cruise aboard The Odyssey, Chicago’s most luxurious cruising vessel.  Featuring distinctive cuisine, live entertainment and dancing against the breathtaking views, The Odyssey is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

HOLIDAY INN CHICAGO MART PLAZA
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 |  www.martplaza.com

Romantic February Escape
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Starts at $110
The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza presents an exclusive February Romance package for those looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day escape to the Windy City.  This indulgent weekend package at one of Chicago’s most celebrated hotels in the heart of River North includes:

*Deluxe accommodations for two in newly redesigned guest rooms equipped with a 32-inch LCD flat screen television, full bath amenities, complimentary high speed wireless Internet, new Serta Concierge Plus mattresses and more.

*Complimentary 3-course dinner for two prix-fixe in ItaliAsia ($50 value)

*Complimentary parking ($34 value) 

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

ItaliAsia Restaurant Celebrates Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
$25 per person
In celebration of Valentine’s Day this February, ItaliAsia Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza will feature a special romantic dinner for two prix-fixe menu.  For $25 per guest, diners can enjoy a 3-course dinner featuring a salad, entrée and dessert.  Menu highlights include: Miso Glazed Duck Breast, Ponzu Infused Halibut and Szechwan Pepper Crusted New York Strip (menu available upon request). 

LUXBAR
18 E. Bellevue Place | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.642.3400 | www.luxbar.com 

Sweetheart Special at LUXBAR
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
$20 per couple
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, LUXBAR will offer a Sweetheart Special all weekend long from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14 featuring 2 glasses of prosecco and a chocolate lovers dessert to share for $20. 

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

437 Rush Celebrates Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
$90
Guests will enjoy a romantic 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two for only $90 which includes Spicy Jumbo Shrimp, Grilled Beef Tenderloin Chateaubriand and a special dessert (full menu available upon request).  Regular menu also available.  Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush will be open for dinner on Sunday, February 13.  

QUARTINO RISTORANTE
626 N. State | 312.698.5000 | www.quartinochicago.com

Sparkling Muscato and Long-Stemmed Strawberries
Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14 ONLY
Complimentary
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Quartino will give dining guests a complimentary glass of sparkling Muscato Dessert Wine along with a Long-Stemmed Strawberry to top off each Valentine’s Day meal. Reservations recommended. 

RED LIGHT
820 W. Randolph St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.733.8880 | www.red-light.chicago.com 

Last Weekend for $20.11 Prix-Fixe
Through Tuesday, February 15
$20.11 per person, excluding tax and gratuity
Red Light, Chicago’s venerable West Loop locale for Pan-Asian cuisine, reminds Chicagoans of their last chance to taste the exciting sneak preview of some of the new menu items  planned for launch in mid-February by their new Executive Chef Ryan Fowler.  He is thrilled to bring a unique spin to Red Light’s Pan Asian menu and is giving Chicagoans the chance to preview some new offerings with a  special 3-course menu available for $20.11 during dinner through Tuesday, February 15.  Red Light will offer both a Vegan and non-Vegan $20.11 prix-fixe preview menu.  Complete menus available upon request.  

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

Valentine’s Weekend at RIVA
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Guests will enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day 3-course dinner for two, with amazing skyline views, for $90 per couple.  The menu will include two flutes of champagne, served in commemorative glasses as a gift to guests as well as Ravioli Erbette, Grilled Shrimp and Chateaubriand Duet, and a Chocolate Fantasia dessert.  Full menu available upon request.  Regular menu will also be available.  

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

Tavern on Rush Valentine’s Day Specials
Saturday, February 12 – Monday, February 14
$4.95 – $39.95
Guests who celebrate Valentine’s Weekend at Tavern on Rush can indulge in specials including decadent appetizers to share.  The Valentine’s Day specials menu will feature Iced Oysters on the Half Shell ($11.95), Hot and Spicy Tempura Crusted Tuna Maki Roll ($12.95), Dover Sole “Rockefeller” Style ($39.95), Surf and Turf ($39.95), and Chocolate Lover’s Plate for two for dessert ($19.95) and more.  Also featured will be a specialty Pomegranate Martini available for $12 each.  Full Valentine’s Day menu available upon request.  Regular menu will also be available. 

TEXAS DE BRAZIL
51 East Ohio St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.670.1006 | www.texasdebrazil.com 

Valentine’s Day Delights
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
This Valentine’s Day, Texas de Brazil’s Chicago location invites guests to share a memorable evening with their special someone by featuring special Valentine’s Day cocktails and a decadent chocolate dessert.  These romantic specials are the perfect pairing to Texas de Brazil’s sumptuous dinner menu.  Specialty cocktails include the Brazilian Rose, ideal for the rose in one’s life; the Brazilian Kiss, which is sure to be as enjoyable as the kiss to follow; the Raspberry Cream Dream, and the decadent Milky Way Martini, among others.  Cocktails are offered from $7 – $9 (recipes and photos available upon request).  To top off a romantic dinner, Texas de Brazil presents a decadent Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake just right for sharing after a savory Valentine’s Day meal.  The dessert is a delectable 3-layer cake made with layers of light and dark chocolate mousse topped with a chocolate ganache.  Photo available upon request. 

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

Tuscany on Taylor Valentine’s Specials
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Chicagoans can celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at Tuscany on Taylor Street and enjoy their regular menu along with delicious Chef specials. 

SUBURBAN EVENTS

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

Carlucci Celebrates Valentine’s Day Weekend
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
$39 per person (plus tax and gratuity) 
This Valentine’s Day weekend, Carlucci Restaurant will offer guests a four-course prix-fixe menu for $39 per person.  The Valentine’s menu will feature items including: Mozzarella con Prosciutto, Cast Iron Shrimp, Beet Salad, 8 oz Filet Mignon, 12 oz New York Strip, and a dessert of long stemmed strawberries with fudge and white chocolate dipping sauces. There will also be live entertainment in the bar from the Brill Babies on Saturday, February 12th. Valentine’s Menu available upon request.  Regular menu items will also be available.   

GROTTO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
3011 Butterfield Rd. | Oak Brook, IL 60523 | 630.571.5700 | www.grottooakbrook.com 

Valentine’s Day Dinner Special at Grotto 
Saturday, February 12 – Monday, February 14
$165 per couple
Guests are invited to indulge in a special four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner Package for $165 per couple.  Diners will choose an appetizer including Calamari, Bruschetta, or Sausage and Peppers to start; followed by a choice of either soup or house salad.  The Surf and Turf entree includes a 6 oz. Filet and 8 oz. Lobster Tail.  For dessert, guests will enjoy Mascarpone infused Strawberries dipped in Chocolate.  The regular menu will also be available.   

TEXAS DE BRAZIL
5 Woodfield Shopping Center Ste. D312 | Schaumburg, IL 60173 | 847.413.1600 | www.texasdebrazil.com

Valentine’s Day Delights
Friday, February 11 – Saturday, February 14
This Valentine’s Day, Texas de Brazil’s Schaumburg location invites guests to share a memorable evening with their special someone by featuring special Valentine’s Day cocktails and a decadent chocolate dessert.  These romantic specials are the perfect pairing to Texas de Brazil’s sumptuous dinner menu.  Specialty cocktails include the Brazilian Rose, ideal for the rose in one’s life; the Brazilian Kiss, which is sure to be as enjoyable as the kiss to follow; the Raspberry Cream Dream, and the decadent Milky Way Martini, among others.  Cocktails are offered from $7 – $9 (recipes and photos available upon request).  To top off a romantic dinner, Texas de Brazil presents a decadent Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse Cake just right for sharing after a savory Valentine’s Day meal.  The dessert is a delectable 3-layer cake made with layers of light and dark chocolate mousse topped with a chocolate ganache.  Photo available upon request.

THE LUCKY MONK

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

Valentine’s Day Treat at The Lucky Monk
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Lucky Monk will feature dinner specials including Filet Oscar  ($23.95) and Champagne Chicken and Shrimp ($19.95).  Located next to the AMC 30 theatre just off Barrington Road, The Lucky Monk is the perfect place for a Valentine’s date night.

TUSCANY RESTAURANT
1415 W. 22nd St. | Oak Brook, IL 60521 | 630.990.1993 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-oak-brook.html
550
S. Milwaukee Ave. | Wheeling, IL 60090 | 847.465.9988 | www.tuscanychicago.com/tuscany-wheeling.html

Valentine’s Weekend at Tuscany
Friday, February 11 – Monday, February 14
Chicagoans who visit Tuscany in Oak Brook will enjoy regular menu items along with romantic chef specials.  Featuring a Valentine’s Day inspired dessert: Cuore di Passione e Cioccolate Bianco (Heart shaped white chocolate mousse and passion fruit tart with wild berries and pistachio sauce).  $1 from each dessert sold will be donated to Bight Pink.  Tuscany Oak Brook will be open for dinner on Sunday, February 13.

Tuscany Wheeling will offer regular menu items along with chef specials as well.

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