On Thursday, May 7, Executive Chef Kevin Cuddihee of TWO and Executive Chef Chris Marchino of Spiaggia Restaurant & Lounge will host a pop-up dinner at Studio Snaidero ( 110 W. Kinzie St., 2nd Floor ) at 6 p.m. The night's seasonal four-course menu offers two dishes from each chef, along with fine-wine pairings provided by Terlato Wines. Tickets are priced at $145 per person; visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/snaidero-pop-up-two-spiaggia-restaurant-lounge-and-terlato-wines-tickets-16506854446.
For Mother's Day, Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave., is offering a French-inspired brunch menu and bottomless mimosas 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on May 10. Among the many items will be asparagus veloute, Bistronomic deviled eggs, eggs Benedict, house-cured duck confit, spring crepes and strawberry Napoleon. The price is $42 for adults and $20 for children under 12 years of age.
For Mother's Day, Filini Bar & Restaurant, 221 N. Columbus Dr., will offer options that include the brunch buffet, a la carte menu, and a special Mother's Day menu item. The brunch includes a special of salmon risotto with a saffron sauce and heirloom tomato compote, served with exotic mushroom risotto. The buffet option is priced at $27 per person ( exclusive of tax and gratuity ), and includes what a press release calls Mom's favorite breakfast item." Visit www.FiliniChicago.com .
Glazed and Infused is offering special Flower Doughnuts ( $2.50 ) for Mother's Day on May 9-10. Customers can also pre-order a flower "bouquet" for Mom, available by the half-dozen ( $15 ) or full dozen ( $27 ). Glazed and Infused doughnuts can be purchased at one of the shop's five Chicago-area stores, or can be ordered online at www.goglazed.com .
Embeya, 564 W. Randolph St., will be hosting a pop-up Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The restaurant's new executive chef, Mike Sheerin, will unveil a sampling of dishes and craft cocktails that will be offered when Embeya officially launches brunch this fall. The special Mother's Day meal will feature an Asian-inspired three-course prix fixe menu for $39.
The Langham, 330 N. Wabash Ave., invites families to spoil moms this year with a savory and sweet Mother's Day Brunch ( $125 per person ) on May 10, and a special treat from Chuan Spa. Brunch items include brioche French toast, red wine-braised shortribs, Atlantic salmon and a Blood Mary bar. Chuan Spa gift cards are valid May 10-June 30. To make reservations, call 312-923-9988 or visit www.langhamhotels.com .
For Mother's Day, Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St., is offering a four-course prix fixe menu. Guests begin the meal with assorted breads and pastries. The main course allows guests to choose between entrees like confit pork shoulder hash, crunchy French toast and chilaquiles. The final family-style course offers buttercrunch cake or a chocolate Bailey's tart. Call 312-441-1920.
Eduardo's Enoteca, 1212 N. Dearborn St., is offering a Mother's Day brunch at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be breakfast sandwiches such as Rossa ( eggs salsa rossa, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, pancetta ), omelettes such as Romagna ( potato, gorgonzola, spicy Italian sausage, rosemary ), salmon plate and brioche French toast, among other items. Also, Mom will be treated to a complimentary glass of fresh squeezed Red Ruby Juice.
The Signature Room of the John Hancock Building is offering a Mother's Day brunch at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Executive Chef Cardel Reid will have starters such as spinach and strawberry salad, smoked salmon, and yogurt and granola parfaits. Entree items include prime rib, spring vegetable gnocchi and baked French toast. The cost is $25-$70. Reservations require a credit card; call 312-787-9596.
For one weekend only in June ( June 27-28 ), Hot Doug's will pop up at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse, 605 N. Sacramento Ave. Hot Doug's and Goose Island Beer Company present "The Dog Dayz of Summer," a brand-new hot-dog fest that pays homage to the classic Chicago dog. Admission tickets can be purchased now by visiting www.dogdayzofsummer.com .
In recognition of National Bike to Work Week this May, Mondo Meatball, 1467 N. Milwaukee Ave., will feature a $5 "Ride By" mini-meatball sub 5-7 p.m., available Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. Meatball options include Mrs. C's Classic Beef, Chick'n Bacon, Spicy Pork, Turkey, Veggie ( gluten-free ) and the BOTD ( Ball of the Day ).
Treasure Island Foods has announced the launch of its Urban Islander Farmers Markets at its Lincoln Park location, 2121 N. Clybourn Ave., on May 13-Sept. 30, and its Lakeview East location, 3460 N. Broadway, on May 14-Oct. 1. Among the many vendors will be Bennison's Bakery, The Jibarito Stop, Gretta's Goats, Gotta B Crepes and Pinch Spice Market. Visit www.tifoods.com/farmersmarket.
The 9th annual Andersonville Wine Walk will take place Sunday, May 17, 3-6 p.m. This event will feature two routes, each including 11 retail stores transformed into tasting destinations. Each route ( North and South ) features 33 wines provided by participating distributors including H2Vino, Cream, Heritage, Vinejoy, Winebow, Candid and more. Event tickets cost $35 per person in advance or $40 per person the week of the event. ( Tickets include event admission and a one-of-a-kind wine glass. ) Visit www.andersonville.org .
Gino's Brewing Company, located at Gino's East River North ( 500 N. LaSalle ), is hosting an exclusive Beer Dinner in collaboration with Local Option during Chicago Craft Beer Week on Tuesday, May 19, with seatings at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Gino's Brewing Company five-course beer dinner will highlight three of Gino's Brewing Co.'s crafted in-house beers and two beer selections from Local Option. Tickets for the Gino's Brewing Company Beer Dinner are $45 plus gratuity, and can be purchased by visiting www.GinosEast.com .
Schaumburg's Level 257 invites Pac-Man fans for the game's 35th birthday on May 22-23. There will be free bowling and games, as Chicago bakery Toni Patisserie will present the official birthday cake to Pac-Man on May 22. General admission to the event on May 22 is free and includes all gameplay and bowling for free, a DJ and live performances, competitions, plus a few surprises. VIP tickets are also available for $35 per person; visit www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-pac-mantms-35th-anniversary-at-level-257-tickets-16508171385. Visit www.level257.com .
The Roscoe Village Wine Stroll, sponsored by Lush Wine & Spirits in partnership with Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce, will take place Thursday, May 28. Attendees can try more than 40 different wines of the world, including reds and whites, and check out boutiques and businesses along the way. All wine stops are located on Roscoe Street and Belmont Avenue and a complimentary wine trolley circles around Roscoe Village for convenience. The cost is $45-$60; visit rvccwinestroll.chirrpy.com .
The inaugural Lincoln Park Wine Festival will take place Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31, 1-7 p.m., at Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood ( Wrightwood and Sheffield ). Visitors can sample from a selection of more than 80 varietals. The cost is $60-$95; visit www.LincolnParkWineFest.com .
Roka Akor, 456 N. Clark St., has unveiled its spring menu. Highlights include heirloom tomato salad with black garlic, shiso oil and soy vinaigrette; robata-grilled skate wing with wakoga, spring pea and radish; shrimp and lobster dumplings; and two new sushi rollsunagi maki and Suzuki maki. Visit www.RokaAkor.com .
Michael Jordan's Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is marking National Burger Month ( May ) with 31 different burgersa different one each day. Sandwiches include the Monte Cristo Burger ( May 17 ), the Pau Gasol Burger ( May 14; with Manchego and jamon serrano ), The Chili Burger ( May 21 ) and the D. Rose Burger ( May 27; served with a bag of Skittles ). The special burgers will be available in the restaurant's first floor bar during lunch only. See www.mjshchicago.com .
Commonwealth Tavern, 2000 W. Roscoe St., will celebrate National Burger Month by featuring its off-menu burger created by Chef Donny Farrell. The burger is ground in-house and contains 70 percent brisket, 30 percent bacon, tavern sauce, bread and butter pickles, and fried onions, served on a New England bun. It's $15. Visit CommonwealthChicago.com .
Unite Urban Grill, 1450 W. Chicago Ave., has expanded its brunch service to Saturday and Sunday. Items include deep-fried brioche French toast and Maine lobster Benedict, among others. Call 312-455-8900.
Proprietors Tony, Marion and Michelle Durpetti, along with Managing Partner Richard Ciota, have announced Luis Quiroz as executive chef of the new Gene & Georgetti restaurant and its adjacent private-events venue, The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, both opening to the public Monday, July 6 at 9241 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont. Quiroz, a native of Mexico City, has a degree in culinary arts from The Cooking & Hospitality Institute; he's spent the last nine years serving as executive chef for Barrington Country Bistro, specializing in French cuisine..
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