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Celebrate a Special Occasion at These Restaurants in Chicago

December 17, 2014 12:02 pm

In Chicago, there’s certainly no shortage of celebration-worthy restaurants that make the perfect destination for celebrating a special occasion. Here are a few of Chicago's most highly regarded eateries:

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Snow Crab
Just the name of this fine dining steakhouse speaks volumes about its decadent, expertly prepared menu. Joe’s can comfortably accommodate parties of two to parties of 200, and its immaculate white tablecloths, fresh flower centerpieces and ornate chandeliers provide the perfect setting for any occasion. The menu focuses on prime cuts of meat and seafood, and it features a seemingly endless wine list and a mouthwatering dessert menu as well.

For those who prefer a more unique dinner experience, Alinea is a truly diverse restaurant with no shortage of elegance. Each guest receives the same seasonal menu, which includes 18 to 22 courses to truly excite the senses and offer an experimental, exciting approach to fine dining.

This American and Mediterranean restaurant uses only fresh, seasonal ingredients and local meats and cheeses to appeal to the environmentally conscious, healthful diner. Just like its menu, Naha’s wine list includes wines from around the world, and each type is carefully chosen to complement the restaurant’s dishes. Entrees include fresh seafood, poultry and prime beef, and the menu offers the area of origin for each dish.

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Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2014 11:21 am

We wish you and your loved ones all a very happy and safe holiday season.

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How to Give a Great Toast

December 10, 2014 12:02 pm

Whether you’re the best man at a wedding or the godmother at a baby shower, there are a few pivotal moments in life when you’ll be expected to give a toast. Here are a few tips to help you make a memorable toast that’s equal parts funny and heartwarming.

  1. Set the scene. Begin by introducing yourself and stating your relationship with the guest of honor. Use a humorous comparison, describe why the day is so monumental for your relationship, or just simply tell the crowd how proud you are.
  2. Use an anecdote. Guests love to hear personal stories about the guest of honor, but be sure that you don’t get too personal. Describe a funny time that you had together, but avoid delving too deep into embarrassing situations or nights of youthful rebellion.
  3. Go easy on the jokes. A few jokes about the guest of honor here and there are great, but be careful of becoming hurtful. This is a speech, after all, not a roast.
  4. Seamlessly turn the story into a toast. Add a poignant ending note to your story, such as how the guest of honor has become such a kind, responsible or hardworking person. Finally, invite guests to raise their glasses for a toast.

Make a Great Toast in 5 Steps [Real Simple]
How to Give a Good Toast [Cooking Light]
Toasting [Etiquette Scholar]

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