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Events and Festivals Fat Tuesday Latin American River North

Enjoy a taste of Rio in River North! In celebration of Carnival, Nacional 27 will host a bevy of specials and events that include cocktails, dining and dancing. From Thursday, February 4 to Wednesday, February 10, Chef Chico Vilchez will offer an array of menu specials (seared scallop appetizer; truffle crusted NY strip steak; coconut creme brulee), while Nacional 27's mixologists shake up rum-based tropical drinks (Hurricane; At The Beach) for $10 each.

Come on everybody - do that conga! On Friday, February 5, Nacional 27's dance floor will heat up with live performances by local Brazilian dancers beginning at 10:30 p.m. "Club N27" will remain open for Latin drinks and dancing until 2 a.m.

On Fat Tuesday (February 9), join in the fun and games as Nacional 27 and Tallboy Taco host Mexican Bingo, beginning at 6 p.m. The participation fee of $20 includes a bingo card, all-you-care-to-enjoy taco bar and choice of caipirinha or hurricane.

The celebratory week will conclude on Wednesday, February 10 with complimentary salsa dance lessons starting at 7:30 p.m. For reservations and more information, call 312-664-2727 or visit

Carnival Cocktails and Menu Specials
February 4-10

Hurricane light, dark and high proofed rum with juices $10

At The Beach
rum, coconut, mango, lime, ginger served in a coconut $10

Seared Scallop Appetizer lime mojo, mango salsa, plantains and yuca fries $10.95

Truffle Crusted NY Strip Steak
mashed boniato and malbec sauce $28.95

Coconut Creme Brulee
caramelized sugar and tropical fruits $6.95


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