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House of Blues Chicago World Famous Gospel Brunch
This is one of the most unique things you can do on a Sunday in Chicago. Actually, the gospel brunch at the House of Blues is a great “starter” for a day downtown. No matter your religion, it’s just fun! Enjoy the video shot with my personal flip cam video camera.
Create Your Own Omelet Station
Whole Grade A Eggs Clarified Butter
Monterey Jack Cheese
Fresh Made to Order Waffles
Served with Whipped Cream, Fresh Berries, Syrup and Maple Butter
Entrees and Breakfast Favorites
Buttermilk Biscuits with Country Gravy
Cheddar Cheese Grits
Sausage Fried Chicken
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Blueberry, Lemon Poppy Seed, Banana Nut, Cranberry or Jalapeno Muffins Assorted Fruit and Cheese Danish
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Carving Station (Chef’s Choice of Two)
Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Slow Oven Roasted Glazed Turkey
Maple Glazed Bone in Ham
Mixed Greens Salad Potato Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad Smoked Salmon Tortellini Salad
Fresh Seedless Cucumber and Vine Ripe Tomato Salad
White Chocolate Chip Brownies
Traditional Bread Pudding
Welcome aboard Chicago’s Spirited Sailing Fleet
This has been a great year with many memorable events and a strong finish despite the difficultly of the economy.
Our course is set toward the upcoming summer and warmer weather. We are planning some new sailing tours with new themes.
We are planning to teach more students and inspire more smiles than ever before.
We are sending our warmest wishes during this cold month! We also want to introduce you to just a few things coming up on the horizion.
Give the Gift of Summer for the Holidays
We are offering gift certificates that are now available online to help you with your holiday hints and lists.
Certificates are good for merchandise and for sailing adventures on all 3 boats (Windy, Red Witch and Crescendo).
WIN the $150 “Gift of Summer”
Sailing Events on Deck for 2010
Windy Wedding Giveaway Do you know someone getting married this spring? Let them know about our elegant wedding that we are giving away on Tall Ship Windy (additional details will follow).
Chicago hosts Tall Ships 2010 Windy and Red Witch are the host ships for this event: Aug 24-29. Based on the success from 2006, we know this will be a sell out. For a private adventure, reserve your date and time NOW. Public ticket sales will be announced here first, so stay tuned.
Strictly Sail boat show Navy Pier will be hosting this event in their Festival Hall from Jan 28-31. Windy and Red Witch are the represented in the Tall Ship Chicago 2010 booth. Stop by and shoot the breeze.
Chicago’s Spirited Sailing Fleet
From pirates to martime history tours, elegant events to “Cocktails & Skyline Sails”, we have a venue that will suit you!
Tall Ship Windy
Located at Navy Pier
Up to 150 guests.
Public sails, fireworks and elegant private events.
Tall Ship Red Witch
Located at Burnham Harbor
Up to 49 guests.
Public sails, fireworks, corporate and impeccable private events.
Located at Burnham Harbor
Up to 6 guests.
Private sails, fireworks, corporate and champagne suppers.
Great Lakes Events
Let our pros make your next event exceptional by reflecting your personal style!
We specialize in team building, corporate, private/themed events, remarkable birthdays & gourmet soirees on all 3 boats.
We’re known for our Red Witch Royale. Find some new favorites from a dozen flagship cocktails and perfect summer menu pairings! firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay aboard for our upcoming event notifications, promos and email only discounts. We welcome your feedback.
Members of Lakeshore Maritime Collective:
Capt Bruce Randall & Dr. Karen Randall
Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago
Windy of Chicago, Ltd
Lakeshore Sail Charters, LLC
Great Lakes Events, LLC
Great Lakes Marketing Group, LLC
401 E. Illinois St. #332
Chicago, IL 60611
“Gift of Summer” $150 We are giving away a $150 gift Certificate!
Here’s the info:
Anyone can enter – one per email address (tell your friends).
Share your sailing comments.
Where? Windy, Red Witch, Crescendo
When? Now would be nice!
How? Make an entery in one of our guest books above.
Then what? A random drawing will take place on 12/20/09. Winner will be notified by email!
The highly anticipated banquet room at Sunda is NOW OPEN for last-minute holiday luncheons, dinner events or for a private party on New Year’s Eve! We are also booking events and meetings for 2010. Call me for a quick proposal… I can accommodate you!!
DATES STILL AVAILABLE AT ALL OF OUR VENUES:
The Underground: Private venue for 50 – 200 guests on Dec 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22 still available. Beverages and passed appetizers starting at $50* per person!
Rockit Bar and Grill River North: Private and non-rrivate Parties for 25 – 250 guests on Dec 14, 15, 21, 22 still available. Beverage and passed appetizers starting at $45* per person!
Rockit Bar and Grill Wrigleyville: Private parties for 50 – 90 guests on Dec 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 still available. Beverage and passed appetizers starting at $40* per person!
Sunda Banquet Room: Private parties for 40 – 125 guests on Dec 14 – 19, 21, 22 still available. Beverage and passed appetizers and sushi starting at $60* per person!
*Minimum number of guests may apply. Add 11.5% tax and 20% service charge to pricing above.
Enjoy the season and hope to hear from you soon!
Please stop in Salute Wine Bar. We have fun, affordable events that will add a little spice to everyone’s snowy months! The three most common descriptions I hear everyone say about Salute are INVITING, COZY, CHARMING. We are hiking the charm up a notch with our WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE! It’s a warm, delightful addition that really lights up the room every night.
The soft, plush couches set around the fireplace are the perfect spot to enjoy a toasty beverage or an incredible glass of wine. One of our newest winter liquor treats is Faretti Biscotti Liquor, which will amaze you. The aromas and flavors are exactly like fresh baked, almond biscotti with a touch of zesty, orange peel and anise! It has inspired the CANNOLI MARTINI (vodka, faretti, splash cream) and the MIDNIGHT BISCOTTI (vodka, faretti, kahlua & baileys).
A few of our other cuddle-up, winter creations are BLACKBERRY-GINGER HOT TODDY (honey, lemon, fresh blackberries, ginger syrup & brandy), HOT CHOCOCELLO (home-made chocolate cello steamed to a frothy head and finished with shaved chocolate), TEMPLTON GINGER-APPLE (small batch rye whiskey from Iowa, ginger liquor & spiced apple cider. Served chilled), and lastly WALNUT PEAR MARTINI (spiced pear vodka, red chili mead, lime twist and an intriguing walnut-black pepper rim!) Imagine sipping one of these and tasting one of our new desserts like the ITALIAN S’MORES (toasted marshmallows, strawberry glaze, chocolate ganache and laced with a crunchy graham cracker crumble!)
If the atmosphere, wine and cocktails don’t get your heater revved, we are also releasing our NEW LUNCH MENUS and LATE-NIGHT MENUS. We are open for lunch at noon and keep it going ’til 2am (3am on Saturdays-kitchen open ’til 1am).
Mondays-LIVE JAZZ hosted by Chicago’s choice for jazz & blues WDCB 90.9 FM (no cover)
WINE EVENTS (all flights will be around $10 range). Interactive or taste on your own! We feature themed wine flights, liquor tastings and food flights. Our sommelier/wine director always on hand to sit and chat, answer any questions, get some tips on ordering wine in restaurants or pairing food/wine for your holiday dinner. (2nd Tuesday of Month is VINO DI CASA a more scheduled event with occasional great speakers that are firmly planted in the world of wine)
Thursdays-ITALIAN MOVIE NIGHT (no cover). These movies were so wildly popular during warmer months when they were shown outside on the patio. We’re not letting the snow stop the fun. We’ve brought it inside and feature select 1/2 bottles of wine!
What about wine? Starting in January we are being “neighborly” and inviting other countries into our lovely Italian cafe! Each month we’ll have fun featuring and comparing wines from all over the world. Example-BIG RED SHOWDOWN (every country has their kings of red-Bordeaux, Barolo, Tempranillo, Shiraz, California Cabernet…you can see which ones you deem regal with side-by-side tastings), WORLD CUP OF WINES (Yes, it’s that time again! In June Italy will be defending the cup in Cape Town, South Africa. Can you think of a better time to pair up the rustic, exciting South African wines and the suave Italians?). These are just a few to give you a taste of what’s in store.
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-3855
Step inside the doors of the Hotel Orrington for business or pleasure and prepare to be amazed after our recent full property renovation. Come explore our renovated, historic Four Diamond North Shore luxury hotel in Chicago, a full-service hotel where you can enjoy updated modern amenities; complimentary wireless high speed internet in all the public spaces; a variety of dining and lounge options including Globe Café, Indigo Lounge, Blu Sushi Lounge; plus a state of the art Conference Center and elegant Grand Ballroom.
Hotel Orrington Meetings
Our hotel’s 12,000 square-foot rooftop International Association of Conference Centers certified facility, located on the ninth floor, is a very popular purpose-built meeting venue in greater Chicago. And when your social celebration demands perfection, the Hotel Orrington is the only hotel choice on Chicago’s North Shore. From weddings and anniversaries to charity fundraisers and special events, Hotel Orrington is a setting of grace, beauty, and charm.
Hotel Orrington Weddings
One of the finest hotels on Chicago’s North Shore, the Hotel Orrington first opened it doors in 1928 when people came from miles to stay with us. Be a part of history, as the Hotel Orrington now has the pleasure of hosting third- and fourth-generation weddings.
All eyes will be on you when you walk down our beautiful and historic grand staircase entering into our ballroom. You will forever remember this day shared with family, friends, and love ones. Let Hotel Orrington be part of that memory.
Hotel Orrington Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Be part of the history… the Hotel Orrington now has the pleasure of hosting third- and fourth-generation Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to the Jewish community. From Kosher catering, special packages, and floor-length linens to a sumptuous sweet table, we provide the venue for an affair to be remembered.
Hotel Orrington Family Reunions
The Hotel Orrington is a perfect location for a family reunion in Chicago. Close to Lake Michigan and surrounded by the vibrant culture of historic Evanston, Illinois, the Hotel Orrington provides a wonderful setting to make new memories and catch up with your family in a great central North Shore Chicago setting. All of our facilities from our guest rooms and suites to our restaurants and ballrooms are well-suited to family get-togethers and our expert staff can provide a wide range of recommendations and suggestions to create an exciting and wonderful time for all.
Don’t Miss Hard Rock Cafe’s New Years Eve Bash!
Come celebrate New Years Eve with Hard Rock Cafe Chicago! Enjoy a premium bar, passed appetizers from 9:00-10:00 PM,a dinner buffet, awesome party favors and a champagne toast at midnight! You can also rock out with Maggie Speaks who will be performing live from 10:00PM-1:00 AM! Don’t miss your opportunity to bring in the new year in true Hard Rock fashion! Must be 21 years or older.
The MPI CAC Holiday Committee is expanding its reach this year and trying something new for the Chapter.
Below is the link to the MPI CAC – Online Silent Auction offered in conjunction with the Holiday party. Please take a look at the items listed, put in a bid and pass it along to all of your friends as anyone can bid on the items; bidders do not need to be members of MPICAC.
This Auction has been created to benefit the MPICAC Grant Program to enable our Members in Transition to continue to attend MPICAC functions and remain active in the chapter. A portion of the revenues generated will go to help them pay for their Membership dues or Educational Grants for upcoming events.
It is never too early to start looking for interesting and unique gifts for this holiday season.