Summer Cocktails

Summer in the City means it time for excellent drinks.  Your friends will want to visit you more if your drinks are better, so here are some great summer recipes to enjoy! (Click the images for the recipes) Berry Mojito Zen Sangria (Non Alcoholic) Pimm’s Cup Michelada Manhattan Blood & Sand

Caterer of the Month: Cappuccino Catering with CCI Presents

Our Caterer of the Month is CCI Presents.  What makes them interesting is the vast array of beverages they offer in addition to the unique and beautiful presentations of their offerings.  When I first saw this company at a Choose Chicago event, I was blown away by the variety and also how attractive their beverages … More Caterer of the Month: Cappuccino Catering with CCI Presents

Beverage of the Month: Koval Distillery Premium Cocktails

This month, Koval Distillery has gone above and beyond in providing 2 amazing and delicious cocktails for our Beverage of the Month feature.  Established in 2008, KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago’s first distillery since the mid-1800s. Founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker, chose to leave their academic careers to bring the … More Beverage of the Month: Koval Distillery Premium Cocktails

Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby? Eater Says Otherwise

For you Kentucky Derby fans, the Mint Julep is the signature cocktail to celebrate with.  However, according to this article from Eater, they haven’t served it there in over 18 years. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy them.  Here is a recipe so you can continue to drink them anyway! MINT JULEP RECIPE … More Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby? Eater Says Otherwise

Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th 2015, which means it will be here before you know it.  Plan something special this year and make her brunch! Here are some great recipes from Good Housekeeping, All Recipes and Epicurious. (Click the image to view the website.)

RM Champagne Salon

All Photographs by Derek Richmond   RM Champagne Salon: The name alone sounds pretty fabulous.  The concept is also great  – a cozy yet classy establishment with great wines and champagnes complemented by small plates, cheeses and salad options.  There’s a lovely outside brick courtyard patio to enjoy the late summer evenings.  Alyssa Stark, the … More RM Champagne Salon