November begins a season marked by many home-cooked meals, for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas and Chanukah, and finally New Year’s Eve. Before the snows blow in, get out and, for a change, enjoy some food and drink somewhere other than your own home.
Wines in the Wild
Enjoy wine amidst the (caged) wildlife, with a silent auction and “animal ambassadors” (we’re not sure what that is, but we’re game… Ha, get it?)
Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer
(UIC Credit Union 1)
We’re beginning to realize just how varied the world of beer can be, and barrel-aging brews in different woods as well as previously used barrels opens up whole new dimensions of flavor.
Truffle-Making Class & Koval Tour
Get all the ingredients you need to make truffles under the guidance of some of Chicago’s premier confectionists, and while candy-making you can enjoy a Koval cocktail (spirits pair well with chocolate!) and tour the distillery. November 15
Food & Beverage Forum
(Chicago Athletic Association)
An in-person event gathering food and beverage industry leaders to “connect, reignite relationships, exchange ideas, and learn through collaboration.”
Duck Sel Fifteen-Course Culinary Experience
(Location announced 24-48 hours in advance)
Michelin-starred chef Donald Young creates “contemporary American cuisine with a Midwest flair”; if you need a special dinner during the holiday season, this is it.
Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity, David also writes a weekly food column for Wednesday Journal in Oak Park and is a frequent contributor of food/drink and travel pieces to the Chicago Tribune, Plate Magazine and other publications. David has also contributed chapters to several books, including Street Food Around the World, Street Food, and The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org