The Winchester Patio Kick Off Party
Guest Chef Mitch Cavanah from Sink/Swim and Tom Van Lente
Sunday, April 2nd @ 5pm
Cubs/Cardinals @ 7:35pm, projected on back wall
Food and drink specials:
Plate of food $20 - from both restaurants
$5 cans of Ballast Point
$3 shots of Old Forester
$8 Old Forester old fashion's
We weren't sure whether to celebrate the end of 2016 or the precarious future of 2017. Either way YOU deserve a great meal and drink!
Celebrate or Denigrate with us Saturday Dec 31st
5 course tasting for $59
1- smoked cauliflower soup
2- brussels salad lardons, goat cheese, cranberry, hazelnut, black garlic vin
3- shellfish bake fried oysters, cajun spiced potato and garlic bread
4- braised pork shoulder collard greens, arugula salad with ricotta and apples and red wine vinaigrette
5- baked alaska (provided by Americano 2211) wine/spirit pairing for $25
*veg and vegan options can be made available please notify us with your reservation
*limited ala carte menu that night
Abra Berens of Stock Cafe and Matt Danko of Sink|Swim go head to head with their best a pasta dish- inspired by a signature ingredient that’s representative of their cooking style, then you'll vote your favorite of the two pasta dishes at the end of the evening.
- WINE/BEER/COCKTAIL -
- APPETIZER BY THE WINCHESTER -
- TWO PASTAS BY OUR COMPETING CHEFS -
- DESSERT BY AMERICANO-
This event benefits Pilot Light Chefs- Partnering chefs with teachers to create Common Core-compatible lessons on food basics.
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TICKETS: $35 IN ADVANCE - $40 AT THE DOOR
An exploration of the history, science, politics and events which helped make whiskey America’s spirit of choice. We will define American whiskies, how they are produced, how to assess the quality of a whiskey and take a look at two key whiskey cocktails. A seminar for those with a basic knowledge of spirits and the whiskey category.
This is a rare consumer focused class taught by Peter Vestinos aimed at true enthusiasts of whiskey.
This seminar will cover:
Whiskey Defined: What does is mean to be legally designated a whiskey, with a focus on American whiskies.
History: A brief global history of whiskey, with a focus on its role in American history.
Production: The step-by-step processes of producing a whiskey, from grain to glass.
Assessing: How to taste whiskey and assess its quality.
Key whiskey Cocktails: A step by step review
· The Old Fashioned
· The Manhattan
Peter Vestinos is an award-winning bartender with years of experience designing and implementing cocktail programs, training bartenders and sales teams, and consulting with spirit brands. With over 13 years of experience in the bar and restaurant industry, he has worked at all levels of the business including behind the bar, distribution and supplier. He currently serves as the Chicago chapter President of the United States Bartenders' Guild and is Beverage Director for The Betty and Sparrow.
With this season's scorchers behind us, we look forward to crisp air and celebrating the last bit of comfy weather with friends and neighbors while drinking and dining al fresco.
We hope you'll join us Thursday, September 22 on the Winchester Patio for a prefixe Fish Fry.
A $30 ticket ($35 night of so save $5!) gets you a plate prepared by Chef Duncan along with pours of four Penrose beers, plus our Belgian Stemware to take home.
- Devoir, farmhouse saison 4.3%
- Columbus Red, 7%, small batch seasonal Belgian Red Ale
- Taproom IPA, 7.1%
- Tripel, small batch seasonal Belgian Abbey Ale, 9%
TWO JAMES DISTILLERY FROM DETROIT &
SEASONS SODA IS CHICAGO'S OWN
Join us this Sunday on our EAST PATIO for $8 Gin and Tonics! Detroit's Two James Distillery is in town and we will be featuring their Old Cockney Gin along with Chicago's own Seasons Soda Bitter Lemon Tonic. Specials will run from 6 to 9pm.
It's our 2 year bday already! Seems like only yesterday that we opened. Please join us for a casual party to celebrate being open with our staff, former staff, lovely customers and neighbors. Party starts at 830pm and we will be serving our famous liege waffles with fried chicken. Nashville hot or regular style. $10 per plate. $5 dollar maple syrup infused bourbon cocktails!!!! Let's get hot!!
Biography, The Winchester: Executive Chef, Duncan Biddulph:
Featured in Best Chefs America 2013, a peer-review based “chefs guide to chefs,” and named one of Time Out Chicago’s “20 Chefs to Watch” in 2011, native Chicagoan Duncan Biddulph returns to Chicago after spending a year off in Nashville to now become the new Executive Chef of The Winchester.
Duncan’s career began after several years spent gathering invaluable on-the-job experience in kitchens throughout the country. Biddulph then attended culinary school at the Illinois Institute of Art. While his formal education was conducted at ILIA, Duncan’s formative training was earned through hours of hard work in the kitchens of industry favorites like Lula Café in Logan Square—one of the original Chicago restaurants grounded in the local/sustainable ethos. Working his way up from brunch cook, Biddulph also honed his instincts and sharpened his unique cooking sensibilities under the guidance and mentorship of Lula Café owners Jason Hammel and Amalea Tshilds. At Hammel’s urging, Biddulph then took time to travel throughout Europe, soaking in new techniques, ideologies and cultures while working in authentic Italian and English restaurants.
Following his travels, Duncan was quickly tapped to take over at acclaimed West Town eatery Rootstock, stepping into his first Executive Chef position. Biddulph’s seasonally focused small plate program was hailed by Chicago media and food lovers alike. After three years at Rootstock, Duncan Biddulph stepped into his next role as Executive Chef of Kinmont, where he focused on sustainably sourced seafood before taking a year long break from the industry in 2015 to spend time with his brand new wife, his dog and to just sit back and enjoy married life.
Now, in 2016 Biddulph returns to his hometown and to the restaurant world with much excitement to take the reigns in the kitchen alongside The Winchester’s owner, Chris Pappas at the all-day West Town café.
Réveillon is a long dinner held on the evenings preceding Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The name of the dinner is based on the verb réveiller (meaning “to wake”) because participation involves staying awake until midnight and beyond
FIRST- yellow fin tuna, avocado, grapefruit, espellette
SECOND- cassoulet, smoked winter vegetables
THIRD- oxtail daube with scallops, wild mushroom, baby carrot, pearl onion
FOURTH- basque cake, black cherry preserves, malted gelato
Enjoy an Evening of Celebration and Compassion
Join Meals on Wheels Chicago and nearly 800 guests at the 27th Annual Celebrity Chef Ball, where you will sip, savor, mix and mingle alongside top chefs from both Chicago and culinary hotspots around the country.
The VIP Chef's Table will begin at 6:00pm with a VIP reception, followed by an intimate dining experience. Seated in small clusters, each served by 3 chefs and a mixologist, guests will enjoy a 6-course dinner, an array of pastry specialties, and a live auction. A VIP Chef's Table ticket also includes entry to the Chef's Tasting Party.
At the Chef's Tasting Party, partygoers will indulge in over 40 chef stations throughout the venue beginning at 8:30pm. Sampling signature dishes and specialty cocktails, guests will have the opportunity to interact with each chef. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, photo booth and more!
The Celebrity Chef Ball is one of the longest running culinary fundraisers, raising more than $200,000 each year in support of MOWC's mission to promote independence for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. This event generates revenue that provides for more than 40,000 meals annually. Please join us in our efforts to help Chicagoans in need!
Cold beer & Hot Ramen
Howl-oween Saturday Oct 31st
Join us with your pup on the patio from 4-7pm. First 25 pups will get a gift bag from Noah's Ark Pet Shop.
Come for the dogs and stay for the RAMEN! Chef Greg will be serving his winning ramen from 5pm-10pm. Only limited appetizers and ramen will be served this night. Ramen supply is limited so MAKE A RESO! 773.698.8703
Winchester End of Summer Celebration!
Shrimp and Chicken Paella
Avinyó Petillant 2014 porrón-ed courtesy of Sean Malone and De Maison Selections
Greg is now a partner!
Tuesday night party time!!
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Join Foxtail + Moss in The Winchester's airy second story private event space, the Sun Room, for an afternoon of mingling, making, brunch, and punch! In this three hour workshop, artist Taylor Mauch will guide you in creating a custom dream catcher. Using soft threads, feathers, and beads, Taylor will show you how to knot and weave a dreamy DIY wall hanging.
We will also enjoy brunch and punch with a specially selected menu of some favorite Winchester dishes.
Housemade Liege Waffles / traditional Belgian waffle with pearl sugar and seasonal toppings
Avocado Toast / grapefruit, chili, cilantro on gluten free toast
Granola / mixed berries, chocolate chips, coconut yogurt
Housemade Boozy Punch / Gin, Troussepinete, Rasberry liqueur, Lemon, Burlesque bitters
*Everything above included in workshop cost.
Have questions about this Workshop? Don't hesitate to contact us!
All ticket sales are final. We cannot offer refunds or exchanges. If you are unable to attend the event once your place has been reserved, you may transfer your ticket into a friend's name. Please email email@example.com with the name and email of the guest who will be attending in your place.
The Winchester is pleased to announce that we are reopening! To celebrate on Saturday at 5:00pm, The Winchester opens doors and invites friends, neighbors and the Chicago dining community to join us for a bite and a toast to with a complimentary glass of prosecco for each guest throughout the evening