Friday Foodie Forecast: Anybody looking for a good 'hot-tini'?

January 29, 2010

On Saturday, Jan. 30, The Hunt Club, located in the Gold Coast is having a "Hot Hot Hot at the Hunt Club" party with a hosted reception and hot passed appetizers, ‚ a live DJ and a "hottest customer" contest from 9pm to 5am.

The hosted reception, from 9pm to 11pm, will feature The Hunt Club's recently debuted "Hot-Tinis" designed for Chicago's cold winters. After 11pm, all "Hot-Tinis" will be $5 each.

The Hot-Tini Menu includes:

  • Hot Apple Strudel: Goldschläger, Apple Pucker, apple juice, caramel syrup, garnished with cinnamon
  • Toasted Mocha: Baileys Irish Cream, Amaretto, vanilla syrup, hot chocolate, coffee, mini marshmallow garnishes
  • Fireside Classic :Jameson Irish Whisky, Kahlua, Bailey Irish Cream, coffee, green Crème de Menthe swirl, whipped cream garnish.
  • Hot Tea Tini: Captain Morgan, orange Spice black tea flavored with mango and peach, cinnamon stick garnish.
  • Godiva Decadence: Godiva Dark, Godiva White, Baileys Irish Cream, hot chocolate, mini marshmallow garnishes.

You'll want to get to the Hunt Club early to avoid the $5 cover after 10pm.

On Sunday, the 31st, Slow Food Chicago is hosting Sunday Supper at Sepia in celebration of "The Edible Schoolyard," a program created by Berkeley chef Alice Waters that fosters a deeper appreciation for a sustainable future.

After a welcome reception with a cocktail from Sepia's Joshua Pearson and hors d'oeurvres from Chef Andrew Zimmerman, dinner guests will sample a four-course special menu paired with wines selected by Sommelier Scott Tyree.

Highlights of the menu include:

  • Chicken Liver Mouse, Ciccioloi Country Style Pork Pate, Duck Mortadella
  • Salt-roasted pears, Marieke gouda, cranberry bitter greens
  • Choucroute Garni: cider-braised pork belly, Toulouse-style sausage, ham hock, sauerkraut, fingerling potatoes
  • Apple and butternut squash tarte Tartin with rosemary caramel ice cream and pecan crumble

Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of Waters' book The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea.

The dinner costs $55 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Slow Food Chicago.

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On Monday, Feb. 1, ChicaGourmets! will host Don Newcomb & Beverly Malen at Ristorante Prosecco for a "Franciacorta Wine Dinner." Price is $95, all inclusive. Call 312-951-9500 or e-mail kathryn@ristoranteprosecco.com for more information and to RSVP.