Monday, December 13, 2010

Get Sneak Peak of Sheerin's The Trencherman at Chalkboard

Chalkboard owner/chef Gilbert Langlois (left) with chefs Roxanne Spruance and Michael Sheerin (Photo: Chalkboard)

The first-ever Chalkboard Guest Chef Takeover was so successful with wd~50's Roxanne Spruance last month that they've decided to do it again.

It goes down at 6:30pm Dec. 21, and this time Blackbird chef Michael Sheerin headlines the special dinner. But what makes this one even more exciting is that he's planning to give guests a sneak preview of the menu from his upcoming restaurant, The Trencherman.

Here's the menu for the night:


(Photo: grahamwich)

I get almost daily inquiries about when grahamwich will finally open its doors.

So I'm happy to report that it will be this week, according to the man himself.

Here's more on what's happening at the space from GrubStreet, which has been obsessively following the story:

Perfect Day To Indulge . . .


The official start of winter is still more than a week again, but you couldn't tell that by looking outside.

Instead of complaining about it, let's just embrace it by indulging in wintertime faves like hot chocolate. Today, by the way, is National Hot Chocolate Day!

If you're in the Loop, The Gage and sister resto Henri offer Trinkschokolade, a European-style hot chocolate made with famed Julius Meinl chocolate and steamed milk.