Tuesday's Foodie Forecast: Tweet Up Sashimi?

January 19, 2010

  • On Wednesday, the 20th, Sushisamba is hosting a simultaneous "Meet & Tweet" at its four locations across the country (Chicago, Miami, New York, Las Vegas). Guests will be live streaming conversations using the hashtag #sstwtup, while special rolls and cocktails are served. ALL proceeds from the sale of the twitteROLL will go to support the recovery efforts in Haiti. The local times of the Tweet Up in Chicago are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The special menu includes:

Salt and Pepper Squid $4 Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll $4 Salmon Avocado Roll $4 Chilled Mediterranean Mussels on the half shell $4 Roasted Peruvian Scallops on the half shell $6 Caipirinhas and Mojitos $5 twitteROLL : Tuna, Avocado, Jalapeno and Fresh Tomato Salsita in Rice Paper $8

  • hautechocolateIf the cold weather is depressing you as much as it is me, stop by the Four Seasons Lounge (120 E. Delaware Pl.) this winter, for the kind of warm-up befitting Bill Gates or Warren Buffet. This is hot chocolate service a world away from the watered-down Swiss Miss stuff I drank as a kid, after ice skating in the Minnesota tundra. It's presented with homemade chocolate marshmallows on a silver tray, served and churned tableside out of a traditional French hot chocolate pot, allowing guests to enjoy the cocoa at its richest and thickest. The cocoa is poured over a large cup topped with a chocolate lattice, melting the chocolate treat into the cup. Cream is served on the side. Haute Chocolate, available through the winter season in Seasons Lounge, is $15
  • frascaOn Thursday, the 21st, at 7 p.m., Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar is hosting a pasta cooking class, to help you hone your flour-and-water-forming skills. Cost of the class is $25 per person (includes instruction, pasta samples and two glasses of wine). Each student will get to select the type of pasta they would like to make (gnocchi or fettuccine), as well as a sauce (red sauce, cream sauce or a blend of both). Pupils will then get to sample their work, accompanied by two glasses of wine per person. To reserve a spot, call 773-248-5222. The restaurant is located at 3358 N. Paulina St.