If you’re the type who likes bubbles to tickle their nose then book your spot for a special Champagne tasting at Devon Seafood Thursday night. For $33 (you can save $5 by booking your spot here) you’ll get to enjoy samples of some of France’s best Champagne, like Veuve Clicquot, Dom Perignon, Moet White Star and the big daddy of them all Krug Grand Cuvee, which can sell in upwards of $175 at retail. The night also includes fresh seafood apps. So if you’re looking for something to do tomorrow night, why not check this out?
If you can’t make it to Devon, head to Boka on Aug. 31 to join master sommelier Fernando Beteta of Tenzing Wine Company in a blind taste test of four different sparkling wines. Admission is free but if you can name the grape and/or region of the bubbly, and get the most answers correct, you can win a $100 Boka gift card. And what’s more fun then drinking sparkling wine with the knowledge that you may get to have Chef Giuseppe Tentori swing by your table to say hello? Get more information about the event here.
What started with one restaurant and a cell-phone booth is quickly growing into one of Chicago’s hottest restaurant empires. The Boka Group, which currently owns Boka, Perennial and Landmark (all of which always have excellent offers on Foodie) and will be opening the Girl & The Goat with Stephanie Izard in the next few weeks (fingers crossed!), recently took over the River North space that housed Tizi Melloul. Boka Group co-owner Kevin Boehm told Chicago mag’s Dish last week that they’ve always “loved this location, and so we were always interested if the space ever came up. We are still working on what we are doing there conceptually.” So there’s no news on what sort of restaurant it’ll be, who will helm the kitchen or when it’ll open, but we’ll keep you posted as we get news.