Tasting menus allow guests to fully experience a restaurant, but it can often come with a hefty price. However, many Chicago restaurants are now offering guests more affordable options, giving guests a luxe experience that’s also budget friendly. Below are some wallet-friendly tasting menus around the city: Mercat a la Planxa Spanish restaurant Mercat a la Planxa’s eight-course tasting menu rings in at just $55 a person and features a selection of signature tapas and plates, including bacon-wrapped chorizo stuffed dates, paella, and a sweet treat for dessert. Mercat a la Planxa is a modern interpretation of timeless Catalan traditions. Located on Michigan Avenue, Mercat offers an authentic dining experience that combines fresh meats and produce with the energetic spirit of a Barcelona market. The interiors boast bright, rich fabrics and weathered mosaic tiles, accented by dynamic sculptural furniture and distinctive art murals. Mercat’s menu is a mix of authentic Spanish cuisine with...
Want to winnow your kid’s Halloween stash? We asked local chefs for their ideas. The Boozy Option: One year, Sababa chef Ryan Moore transformed his home bar with his kid brother and sister’s trick-or-treating haul and a couple bottles of vodka. He’d pour the booze into small bottles, and infuse each one with a different […] ...
Hank’s Oyster Bar owner Jamie Leeds is ready to introduce a new concept to her otherwise seafood-focused restaurant group: Hank & Mitzi’s Italian Kitchen. The revamped Italian restaurant replaces Hank’s Pasta Bar in Old Town Alexandria, which closed last month to add a second-story event space and rooftop bar. Chef-about-town Will Artley, whose résumé includes […] ...
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Pichet Ong’s Snickers Cookies The Brothers and Sisters/Spoken English pastry chef mixes Snickers bars and candy canes. 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 sticks butter, cut into ½ inch cubes and kept cold 3 cups flour 1 and ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 and ½ teaspoons salt ⅔ cup brown […] ...
Raise a chip and get cheesy on National Nacho Day. On Wednesday, November 6, Cantina Laredo in River North and Timothy O'Toole's in Streeterville will offer reasons to get your nacho-on. In celebration of National Nacho Day, Cantina Laredo will feature the choice of chicken, steak or combination nachos for $9.99 during lunch and dinner service. During happy hour from 3:30-6:30 p.m., pair nachos with $5 Mexican brews, $6 cocktails and $7 Casa 'Ritas (signature margarita made with Pepe Lopez Silver Tequila, Cointreau and fresh squeezed lime juice). C Timothy O'Toole's will offer a "Mini Nacho" special for just $5 on November 6, along with $14 BBQ Pork Nachos and a massive, $13 Nacho Platter (tortilla chips topped with choice of black beans or chili, three cheese blend, tomato, scallions, house pickled jalapeños, served with salsa and sour cream). Grilled chicken or pulled pork may be added to any of the nachos for an additional $4. Chef Corey Grupe's pub...
Mashed potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream are fluffy, creamy, delicious, and perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. They're THE BEST! ...
Behold, the pumpkin bread of your autumnal dreams....
Crustless low carb butternut squash quiche made only a few ingredients like tender savory roasted butternut squash, crispy bacon, nutritious spinach, protein packed eggs and sharp cheddar cheese. Perfect for meal prep or serving during the holiday season! It seems that butternut squash is taking over Ambitious Kitchen and I’m not mad about. Last week, The post Butternut Squash Bacon Spinach Quiche appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. ...
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