Tag Archives: Dinner

July Date Night Cooking Classes at the Chopping Block

My husband and I can verify first hand that these classes make for the perfect date night. We’ve taken classes at both the Lincoln Square and the Merchandise Mart locations and we will again. We prefer Lincoln Square just due to its proximity to some great after class bars but the classes themselves were equal in instruction, uniqueness of the dishes and appreciation for the results.

Don’t eat before you go and buy a bottle of wine at the Chopping Block. You won’t regret your evening out. Reserve now, the classes fill up fast.

Couples Cooking: In the Heat of the Night

These recipes will help you cool down the hottest summer nights.
Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup with Cumin-Spiced Grilled Shrimp Skewers; Pepper-Crusted Flank Steak with Gazpacho Salad; Lemon and Whipped Cream Tartlets.

Date Night: Summer in Provence

Come learn how to prepare the sun-drenched food of this rustic yet sophisticated countryside cuisine.
Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart with Arugula Salad; Pan Bagnat (Extra Virgin Olive Oil-Poached Tuna Sandwiches on a Baguette with Red Wine and Caper Vinaigrette); Haricots Verts and Potato Salad with Garlic Aioli; Apricot and Almond Cake.

View July’s Class Calendar Here

Calling All Chicago Grill Masters!

Guys. Get ready to not only impress your lady with your epic grilling skills, but she’ll be stunned to learn you went to a cooking class on your own.

FREE Chicago Burger Cooking Demo by Top Chef Master – May 21


Its almost summer in Chicago so come on out on Friday, May 21 at noon and watch Top Chef Masters competitor Marcus Samuelsson give a free cooking demo of burgers at Macy’s on State Street at noon today (111 North State, lower level). Get a taste of inspiration and meet Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the culinary force behind Marc Burger located at Macy’s Seven on State and C-House restaurant in Chicago. Marcus will lead a step by step great-burgers in chicagocooking demonstration and reveal the secret to his legendary burgers. With mouthwatering ingredients and a few tricks of the trade, even the toughest burger critics are sure to love the samples Marcus will be dishing up.

Following the free event, Marcus will be available to meet customers and sign copies of his latest cookbook New American Table, which will be available for purchase the day of the event.

The event is free. Seating is limited. Please call 1.800.329.8667 to reserve a space. For more information, visit www.macys.com/culinarycouncil.

Thanks to Gapers Block, a great Chicago webpaper, for the tip on this great free event

[source: Things To Do in Chicago]

P.F. Chang’s Free Wine Event May 18th

What’s better than fine wine and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro? How about free fine wine and P.F. Changs China Bistro? On May 18th P.F. Chang’s China Bistro will be offering a free pour of their new eco-friendly wine.
P.F. Chang's

Free Wine at P.F. Chang’s – May 18

It’s time to toast new things and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is giving out free wine to do just that on May 18! As they introduce their new wine, customers 21 and older will receive a complimentary pour of P.F. Chang’s new eco-friendly wine (choose Sauvignon Blanc or Syrah), Vineyard 518, if you are there at 5:18 p.m. P.F. Chang’s partnered with Wattle Creek Winery in Mendocino to produce this custom wine.

Call your local P.F. Chang’s for more information and participation. Find Chicago area locations online.

[source: Things To Do in Chicago]