While we may not be able to physically be together right now, we are excited to share a calendar of virtual events hosted by your favorite Lettuce Entertain You restaurants from virtual wine dinners and happy hours, to cooking classes and more. Mark your calendars and get your Zoom accounts ready! We can’t wait to share these experiences with you in the comfort of your own home.

Three cocktails on table for spring cocktail class at Summer House Santa Monica in Chicago.

May 2020

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 PM CST: RPM Italian’s Virtual Barbaresco Wine Dinner (Chicago)

WHAT: Hosted by RPM Wine Director Richard Hanauer and chef Christian Fantoni, this educational four-course virtual experience features a 1996 Barbaresco by Cantina Vignaioli Pertinace from Piedmont paired with Black Truffle Beef Tartare, Mediterranean Octopus Cavatappi, Crispy Roast Chicken with Wild Mushrooms & Polenta and Chocolate Raspberry Torta for dessert. In a live Zoom session, the team discusses the wine pairing and menu while guests can ask questions. This virtual wine dinner is $95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) and includes one four-course menu plus one bottle of wine per guest. Orders are available for pick-up on Thursday, May 28 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Click here to reserve RPM Italian- Chicago’s Virtual Barbaresco Wine Dinner. 

mai tai from three dots and a dash

Friday, May 29 at 5:00 PM CST: Let’s Talk Tiki with Kevin Beary and Three Dots and a Dash + The James Beard Greens
WHAT: Rum lovers, rejoice! Join the James Beard Greens Group in Chicago on Friday, May 29 at 5:00 PM CST for an ode to all things Tiki by way of a virtual meet-and-greet with Kevin Beary, Beverage Director of Three Dots and a Dash. Livefrom The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash, Kevin will demonstrate how to make a Mai Tai, which suitably translates to “out of this world” in Tahitian. Following the demo, we’ll have a Q&A with Kevin about all things Tiki, quarantine-friendly recipe variations, and more. While following along is not required, registered guests will receive a discount code to use on ordering one of Three Dots’ Mai Tai cocktail kits available for pick-up or delivery in advance of the event. Bonus: Tiki glassware is also available for purchase – instantly upping just about anyone’s cocktail game. To reserve your spot for this live Mai Tai class with Three Dots, click here. 

To purchase your Mai Tai kit from Three Dots, click here. 

Aba Snap Pea Spread

Friday, May 29 at 6:30 PM CST: Live with Aba Chef CJ Jacobson: An Interactive Dinner & Demo

WHAT: Chef CJ Jacobson of Aba is going live for an interactive dinner experience via Zoom! Chef CJ will guide you through a six-course Mediterranean meal. Enjoy a demo of the Strawberry Rhubarb Spritz (spirits optional) as well as the Green Bean & Sugar Snap Pea Spread. Other menu items include Classic Hummus w/ Crudite, Marinated Olives & Feta, Greek Salad, Braised Leg of Lamb Wrapped in Eggplant and the Chocolate Tarte. This dinner for two is $150, plus tax and includes cooking instructions and access to this exclusive Zoom experience. Pick-up is from Aba at 302 N. Green St, on Friday, May 29 between 3:00 PM  – 5:30 PM. Reserve by May 28 at 6:30 PM. Orders must be placed by Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 PM. To place your order for Aba’s interactive dinner and demo click here. For more information or questions, call 773-645-1400.

RPM Cinnamon Sticky Buns

Saturday, May 30 at 12:00 PM CST: Brunch Baking Class with RPM Steak

WHAT: Join RPM for the first virtual brunch baking class on Saturday, May 30! RPM pastry chefs Andrea Cote and Hannah Mendelson will guide you through making Warm Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing and Baked Quiche with Herbed Goat Cheese as you build and sip on the signature RPM Peach Bellini (kit included!). This family-friendly experience serves four, and is $100, plus tax (gratuity not included) and includes the necessary ingredients for the live Zoom session. Orders are available for pick up at RPM Steak at 66 W. Kinzie St. on Friday, May 29 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM; the class begins at 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 30. Click here to order the brunch baking class with RPM Steak. 

 

June 2020

 

Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM EST: RPM Italian D.C.’s Virtual Tuscan Wine Dinner

WHAT: Join RPM Italian D.C. for its first-ever virtual wine dinner on Thursday, June 4! Hosted by RPM Wine Director, Richard Hanauer, and chef Christian Fantoni, this intimate and educational four-course experience features 2015 Bibi Graetz “Testamatta” from Tuscany that perfectly pairs with San Daniele Prosciutto Toast, Short Rib Bolognese, Dry-Aged Ribeye and Chocolate Budino. Both Richard and Christian will discuss via a live Zoom session the wine pairing and menu items, while guests can ask questions live. (If you can’t make the live session, a video link will be sent following the dinner). This virtual wine dinner is $95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) and includes one four-course menu plus one bottle of wine per each guest. Orders will be available for pick up on Thursday, June 4 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST; the live Zoom session begins at 7:00 PM EST. Reserve RPM Italian D.C.’s Virtual Wine Dinner online. 

Old Fashioned kit Bub City

Friday, June 5 at 6:00 PM CST: Old Forester Virtual Old Fashioned Class with Bub City

WHAT: Join us for our first Virtual Whiskey Class on Friday, June 5 at 6:00 PM CST highlighting three different variations of the Old Fashioned from Old Forester! Led by Old Forester brand ambassador James Joseph, this interactive Zoom class has all the necessary ingredients and equipment – including whiskey and bitters, cups and muddler – to make Old Forester’s Original Old Fashioned, the Old Smashioned and the Modern Old Fashioned at home. This class is $36 per person, plus tax. Cocktail kits are available for pick up on Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM; the live Zoom session begins at 6:00 PM CST on Friday, June 5. Click here to reserve Bub City’s Virtual Old Fashioned Class. 

 

Prosecco on the patio

Saturday, June 6 at 3:00 PM CST: A Virtual Prosecco and Antipasti Tasting with Osteria Via Stato 

WHAT: Osteria Via Stato’s favorite summer event, Prosecco on the Patio has gone virtual! Join Chef David Digregorio and sommelier Bill Powell for a live Zoom tasting of three of our most popular Italian sparklers. Each tasting kit includes a bottle of Valdo Prosecco, Giuliana Prosecco and Le Manzane Sparkling Rosé, plus small bites like prosciutto jam, whipped goat cheese and smoked salmon salad crostini and more for $74, plus tax. The kits are available for pick-up on Friday, June 5 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at Osteria Via Stato located at 620 N. State St. Call 312-642-8450 for any questions. Reserve your spot for Osteria Via Stato’s Virtual Prosecco on the Patio online. 

Ongoing

Beatrix Market Grab and Go

Beatrix Market DePaul Loop launched Beatrix Market & Grocery – a new virtual marketplace. This allows you to shop your Beatrix Market favorites from basics like chocolates, nuts and chips to making your own sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads. Orders are available for pick-up from Beatrix Market DePaul Loop location (23 E. Jackson Blvd) Monday-Friday from 3:00PM-5:00PM or for delivery Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 3:00PM-5:00PM. Orders must be placed by 2:00 PM the day prior. Order from Beatrix Market & Grocery online today.

 

RPM Restaurants introduced a Virtual Cocktail Class – a fully customizable experience that comes with all the ingredients and real-time professional guidance to enjoy a special occasion at home. Perfect for date night, group happy hour, birthday parties, corporate events and more. Email rpmsteakparties@leye.com or rpmitalianparties@leye.com to book your personalized virtual cocktail party today.