The Five Things You Must Put in Your Mouth This Week

Restore your faith in horseless meatballs, sample more than 65 Oregon wines, and get this amazing looking croque monsieur for just two bucks.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF TROQUET

Monday, March 4: Munch on some meatballs that are 100 percent horse-meat-free. On Mondays throughout the month, Bar Toma (110 E. Pearson St., 312-266-3110) is serving its Nonna’s Meatballs dish and meatball pizza for half-price (normally $9 and $15, respectively). At the bar, order $2 meatball sliders.

 

Thursday, March 7: Taste more than 65 wines from Willamette Valley, Oregon, at City Winery (1200 W. Randolph St., 312-733-9463). Tickets for Pinot in the Windy City (available here) are $65 and include passed hors d’oeuvres; doors open at 6 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 7: Indulge in a hot, cheesy treat for a cool 75 percent off. Troquet (1834 W. Montrose Ave., 773-334-5664) will cook up croque monsieurs (the grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, with béchamel sauce and Dijon mustard, making you drool in the photo above) for just $2. They’re normally $8, but this deal is in celebration of Troquet’s first anniversary.

 

Saturday, March 9: Pretend it’s already summer at a s’more-themed culinary class at ZED451 (739 N. Clark St., 312-266-6691). At 2 p.m., pastry chef Kate Milashus (Zealous) will show guests how to make mini s’more pies, skewers, and caramel corn, plus homemade marshmallows. The $20 includes a shamrock shake cocktail, dessert, port wine pairing, and an extra treat to take home.

 

Sunday, March 10: Explore the cuisine of Barcelona at Autre Monde (6727 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, 708-775-8122). The restaurant’s Spanish Sundays Supper series currently features three tapas-inspired courses for $40. Dishes include traditional Catalan stew, braised short rib with chorizo, and flan with lemon cookies. 

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