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Not Your Average Party Ideas

Not Your Average Party Ideas

Dec 18, 2017

The Lettuce Parties team knows the ins-and-outs of all of our restaurants and they’ve let us in on their latest tips and tricks of entertaining. “Wow” your guests with an interactive experience that will leave them talking about your hosting abilities for weeks. Not seeing exactly what you imagined? The list of our interactive events goes on. Not to mention, our teams will even tailor your event to your liking!

Tallboy's bar with 2 girls sitting at a table with drinks in their hands

Whiskey 101 with Bub City – Chicago, IL

Add some “giddy up” to your next event at Bub City with Whiskey 101. Offered in the Whiskey Bar & Corral area. Each guest can receive a whiskey flight featuring three select varieties, including an information sheet about each. Guests also enjoy passed appetizers of signature Bub City fare, and can wash it all down with beer, wine, or top-shelf cocktails. Whiskey 101 can be booked anytime until 8:00PM for 20 to 60 guests.

Diane, the beverage director, is standing in front of the whiskey wall in Bub City


Paella Cooking Classes at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! – Chicago, IL

Invite the Chef to your party and learn to cook the perfect paella! Learn about the history of the traditional Spanish dish and experience the flavors that develop throughout the cooking. Paella classes can be booked SundayThursday evenings, as well as MondayFriday during the day.

Paella from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! in a pan on a table with a spoon in it


Kitchen Cocktail Hour at Stratford on the Park – Chicago, IL

Take your event to the next level and host it in one of the most stunning kitchens in Chicago.  Guests can mingle with the chefs, watch them prepare signature dishes and ask questions about ingredients and techniques all while holding their cocktail. The kitchen allows for a pre-dinner cocktail reception with canapés for up to 80  – an unforgettable way to start your next party.

A cocktail reception is happening in the kitcehn while chefs finish preparing dishes


Wine Tasting at Ema – Chicago, IL

Experience something new for all your vino-loving friends at Ema. Ema offers wine tasting with their sommelier for $200 – $500, depending on your group’s size.

A glass of red and white wine on the bar at Ema


Mozzarella Appetizer Demo at il Porcellino – Chicago, IL

Sit back and relax in the Back Room while the chefs at il Porcellino demonstrate how to make two mozzarella appetizers that you can make at home for your next cocktail party. See how a traditional Caprese is prepared first, and then a more modern take with prosciutto and balsamic on a crostini.

il Porcellino's table of food with people eating it


Oyster Shucking at Oyster Bah – Chicago, IL

Learn how to select, shuck, prepare, and eat oysters from both east and west coast. The Oyster Bah team are the experts in anything seafood and can guide your group through your experience.

The frame of this photo is filled with oysters in their shell


Mojito Mixology Class at Nacional 27

Stop by Nacional 27 for fresh Mojitos muddled and mixed right in front of your eyes! Your guests will step away with recipe cards and the know-how on perfecting the mojito.

A glass of mojito with a straw next to 2 bottles of rum


Sushi Demonstration at Shaw’s Crab House –  Schaumburg, IL

Ever wondered how those incredibly beautiful sushi pieces are created? Well, now you can watch an expert sushi chef create these delectable items and learn how to make them yourself with this hands-on class. This demonstration can take place during a cocktail reception or prior to a seated dinner.

A platter of sushi from Shaw's


Make-Your-Own Pizza Bar at Stella Barra – Chicago, IL

Stella Barra Pizzeria offers an interactive pizza making demonstration that will give guests a hands-on approach to how Stella Barra creates its notorious thin, crisp crust. An assortment of ingredients are available to top your pizza, and guests will be able to enjoy their creations for lunch or to take home! Make-your-own pizza can be booked during the day, Monday – Friday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM for groups of 6 – 18 guests.

Hands, with arms tattoed, are working on pizza dough a flour surfaced


After Party with M Burger – Chicago, IL

As the party winds down you’re going to want to feed your guests some of the best burgers in the city. M Burger can cater their signature M Burgers and French Fries for your late night snack. It’s the perfect way to end any celebration!

2 boxes of burgers with the burgers stacked on top of each other. A perfect catering of M Burger.


Want to hear more about what our restaurants can offer for your next private party? Call the Lettuce Parties team for specifics and more information at 312-527-9222.

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