Monday, March 3, 2008
Make it a merry Monday
Tonight's a great night to get out and about, with Music 101's brand-new Beats, Bass & Rhythm, plus a bunch of wine-oriented events:
Filthy Libertine (1615 N. Clybourn Ave., 312-654-1782) hosts its weekly Shift Drink Mondays, which has quickly become the Monday night event to hit—especially if you're in the hospitality industry. Each Monday, the slick new lounge hosts a local chef and tonight it's Elisa Narrow, pastry chef of Custom House (500 S. Dearborn St., 312-523-0200). She'll be behind the bar serving a signature cocktail. Also, take advantage of the complimentary amuse, half-price desserts, $1 cans of PBRs and $2 shots of Makers Mark (for everyone wearing chef clogs). 7pm-until.
Monday Night Flights occurs at one sixtyblue (1400 W. Randolph St., 312-850-0303). Exec Chef Martial Noguier pairs wines with a special tasting menu for only $35. It's a great option for a date or your pals, with Noguier offering a seasonally driven, six-bite tasting menu to accompany the six wines poured. The flights are meant to evoke the experience of a vineyard tasting room. Each 30-minute session (6, 7 and 8pm) emphasizes wine education and exploration, with each featured wine available after the event for $10 a glass.
Jazz and Juice returns to Bin Wine Cafe (1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-2233), the more casual outpost of Bin 36 (339 N Dearborn St., 312-755-9463). The Josh Burke Quartet performs jazz and funk as guests nosh on cheese and sip several selections of vino. 7-9pm. $25.
Half Priced Mondays happens at the Tasting Room (1415 W. Randolph St., 312-942-1313), where guests get to relax with vino in a chilled-out setting. Every glass of wine, including champagne and dessert wines, are half off listed prices.
And A TUTORIAL in BUBBLY: Champagne and Sparkling Wine is a two-part session at Lush (2232 W. Roscoe Ave., 773-281-8888) in Roscoe Village. "Sparkling Wine," the first session, takes place 7-8pm, while the "Champagne" event occurs from 8:30 to 9pm. $30 for one session; $50 for both. Space extremely limited.