Join Italian winemaker Cristiana Tiberio on June 14 for special pours from her family estate in the rolling hills of Abruzzo, Italy. From 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, enjoy favorite il Porcellino antipasti while Cristiana shares her family’s simple philosophy of making wines that clearly speak of the varieties and land from which they come. The following four wines will be served:
Seven days, three types of spirits and one simple way to give back: That’s Negroni Week 2017. Presented by Campari and Imbibe magazine, il Porcellino joins several Chicago bars and restaurants to stir up classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. LEYE Beverage Director Julian Cox is offering up several spins on the drink, with $1 from every Negroni sold going to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Try one or try them all:
Join River North’s favorite Italian-American comfort food spot, il Porcellino, this Father’s Day to celebrate that special father (or godfather) in your life. Start with one of il Porcellino’s four famous Negronis before enjoying seasonal Italian specials alongside the regular dinner menu. Dive into classic dishes like Baked Burrata Lasagna and Veal Valdostana with prosciutto, fontina and roasted mushrooms or opt for the four-course Italian Family-Style Dinner, perfect for a table of four or more.
Join il Porcellino to celebrate Mother's Day with a grand Italian buffet from noon until 8:30 PM on Sunday, May 14th. The day's menu will feature an assortment of antipasti including insalata, fresh baked bread, salumiand array of cheeses, plus pasta stations showcasing il Porcellino's most popular dishes and a variety of signature entrees. Homemade pies and other sweet surprises will round out the festivities. The Mother's Day Buffet is $42.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) and $14.95 for children 12 and under.
Chefs’ Picks: Veggie Comfort Food
The phrase “comfort food” often conjures up visions of spaghetti and meatballs, fried chicken and other meat-centric mains that people seek out as a source of both sustenance and solace. But with more diners adopting vegetarian or vegan diets, chefs are finding new ways to prepare comfort food classics sans the meat. Pros across the country share their hearty plant-based creations capable of satisfying the stomach… and the soul.
As Wisconsin's Southern neighbor, it's no surprise that Illinois takes its cheese consumption seriously, and that Chicago (as the state's culinary epicenter) teems with both restaurants that pack as much of the celebrated dairy product as possible into their menus, and hungry aficionados ready to taste it in its myriad forms. To celebrate Chicago's relentless commitment to all things cheesy, we're rounding up five epic cheese-centric dishes worth trying right now.
Join il Porcellino’s own Ryan Arnold (one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40) and winemaker Alberto Graci for a special three-course dinner featuring wine pairings from Sicily’s Mount Etna wine region. The wines—Etna Bianco, Rosado and Rosso—all come from vineyards located at the site of an active volcano, giving unique flavor profiles to each. Both gentlemen will be on hand to guide guests through the dinner, which will be prepared by Chef Craig Degel. Cost of the wine dinner is $55 per person (plus tax; gratuity not included.
You’re probably aware we’re in the throes of pumpkin season. Menus at restaurants, bars and bakeries — and, of course, Starbucks — are filling up with the orange gourds in every way, shape and form. But there are plenty of ways you can enjoy the season beyond the cloying pumpkin spice standard. Here are 17 pumpkin dishes and drinks you should be ordering right now in Chicago.