Monday, January 4
Heal yourself after a month of holiday indulgence with a discount on cleanses from boutique juicery Owen + Alchemy (2355 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-227-3444). This week, you can get 10 percent off if you use the code “cleanse2016” when ordering a cleanse of three or more days.
Tuesday, January 5
It’s National Pizza Week, and the celebration at Frasca (3358 N. Paulina Ave., Lake View, 773-248-5222) includes a different specialty pie every day of the week for $13. Tonight’s is a smoked duck, caramelized onion, and roasted grape combo, which can be matched with a half-price wine by the glass.
Saturday, January 9
Learn how to make macarons, the particularly finicky French treat, at a cooking class at Read It & Eat (2142 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park, 773-661-6158). Led by Madelaine Bullwinkel, the resident chef at the Alliance Française de Chicago, you’ll make chocolate, coffee, and vanilla versions of the dessert. Buy your $80 ticket here.
Sunday, January 10
In honor of its tenth anniversary, Quartino (626 N. State St., River North, 312-698-5000) is throwing a wine bash. A $10 ticket gets you access to tons of Quartino dishes, particularly a special occasion Fioccio di Prosciutto Rustico (pork spiced with juniper, allspice, coriander, and white wine.) The party goes from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ease into next week with a Sunday supper at Cafe Spiaggia (980 N. Michigan Ave., Gold Coast, 312-280-2750). A different kitchen team member will take the reins each Sunday night—this week’s is from chef de cuisine Joe Flamm, and his $45 four-course meal includes broccoli rabe farfalle and pork belly porchetta. There’s also a sommelier-picked bottle of wine to pair with dinner for $40. Call the restaurant to make a reservation.
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