Monday, December 31
Happy New Year's Eve! Most restaurants will be open, many with special NYE menus. After combing through the details of just about every single one, here are my picks of three of the most promising for eats, drinks and merriment.
A Midwinter’s Night Dream at Acadia will transform the space, feature costumed performers from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater mingling with the diners, and a special menu: “Oysters and Champagne”; foie gras torchon; lobster eggs benedict with Périgord truffle; tagliatelle with uni butter sauce, bottarga, and rare Golden Osetra caviar; Elysian Fields lamb; and a dessert of hazelnut, chicory, and chocolate. At midnight, a special celebration will take place — last year, a marching band came through. Admission, including wine pairings, $175 for 9 p.m.
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