"How Bitter is Your Love?" at The Violet Hour-Learn to make homemade bitters while enjoying craft cocktails at The Violet Hour, Wicker Park’s award-winning drinking destination. Set in The Violet Hour’s back room, the 90 minute bitters workshop starts with an interactive tutorial on how to make the popular cocktail add-in, which will touch on herbal history and lore as well as basic cocktail concepts, and sample artisanal drinks that utilize the flavoring agent. Afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions with The Violet Hour’s master tenders. Not only will guests leave with invaluable knowledge, they will take away a custom blend of bitters and other goodies, which they can utilize at their home bars. "How Bitter is Your Love?” takes place between 6:30pm-8pm on Wed, 2/14. Individual tickets, which are priced at $115, and couples’ tickets, which are priced at $200 for two guests, can be purchased here.
“Meet Me In The Ladies’ Room” at The Ladies Room-this Valentine’s Day for a seafood omakase inside Fat Rice’s intimate speakeasy. On Wednesday February 14th from 5:30-10pm, acclaimed Chef Abraham Conlon will offer a 4-course menu of seductive seafood offerings ($40 per person), including Lobster Dumplings with creamy crustace emulsion, Tea Smoked Seabass with fennel, saffron and melted leeks and more. Guests can also add a 4-course cocktail and spirits tasting from Bar Manager Annie Beebe-Tron to pair with the omakase for an additional $35 per person. Offerings will include Rare Tea Cellars Rendezvous Picnic Punch, Hot and Steamy Korumatsu Sake cocktail and more. Lovers who prefer to stick to bubbles can add a bottle of Jerome Prevost Champagne for $80 per person, or Georges Laval Champagne for $95 per person.
Each table will also receive a “Fortune Cookie Against Humanity” served with red velvet ice-cream. The sweet treat is an extra large fortune cookie made by pastry chef Elaine Townsend, and each giant cookie will have a cheeky fortune inside penned by the crew behind raunchy party game, Cards Against Humanity. The fortune cookies can also be purchased next door at The Bakery at Fat Rice from Tuesday Feb 13th - Sunday Feb 25th for $18.88 each, while supplies last.
Space at The Ladies’ Room is very limited and only available for parties of 2 or 4, tickets can be purchased here. *Please note: Prices do not included tax + gratuity.