Valentine’s Day at City Winery

This Valentine’s Day, share a special evening with your love at City Winery. From the “King of Newgrass” in the venue, to Chef Kristin Beringson and Beverage Director David Mensch’s expertly paired restaurant menu, and Brad Cole’s Acoustic Circus in the Lounge, there’s sure to be a happening for you and your loved one.

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Spend your Valentine’s Day with City Winery and Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush. He doesn’t seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he’s not. But he is. Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. In the venue, Sam Bush Band will provide a romantic evening of music, and enjoy dinner from our concert menu – no need to rush through dinner on the way to a show! Doors open at 6, and the show starts at 8. Click here for tickets and more information!

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Join us for Chef Kristin Beringson’s 5 course prix fixe menu! Prices are $80 per person for dinner, and $30 per person to add our sommelier curated wine pairing. Get a sneak peek at the menu here! Reservations must be confirmed 48 hours in advance and can be made by calling 615.324.1010 or by clicking here to visit OpenTable.

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In the Lounge, Brad Cole’s Acoustic Circus returns for the second month in a row. Acoustic Circus is a musical variety show, created and curated by singer/songwriter Brad Cole. The idea is to create an evening of totally unexpected entertainment: more of a variety show, collaborations, interpretations and artists outside of there comfort zone. Featuring performances from Cole as well as Angel Snow, Will Kimbrough, and more, this late evening show is a great nightcap to an evening of romance. With doors at9:30 and the show starting at 10, it’s the perfect setting for a glass of wine or cocktail before calling it a night. Purchase tickets here!

February 2015 Events at City Winery Chicago

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There are so many reasons to love February here at City Winery Chicago! Our fantastic winter lineup continues throughout the next month with another round of great shows! February kicks off with four nights of Steve Earle performing solo acoustic shows with guest Dawn Landes, followed by a weekend of bluegrass with Cornmeal and Jamie Lono & Noble Heart on 2/7 as part of the Chicago Blues and Bluegrass Festival and award winning bluegrass act Dailey & Vincent on 2/8.

In honor of Black History Month, we’re presenting a very special Mississippi Blues History Show featuring the roots of Mississippi blues with The Cedric Burnside Project & Super Chikan on 2/9. Later that week, John Oates celebrates his DVD release with a concert on 2/10, 10,000 Maniac’s performs two shows on Valentines Day 2/14, and Cuban Percussionist Pedrito Martinez & his group perform two shows on 2/15.

Our monthly Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano returns on 2/16 followed by an evening with Black Violin on 2/17, a revolutionary duo blending classical, hip-hop, R&B, & rock music. Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin returns for two nights on 2/18 & 2/19 followed by three nights with Colin Hay on 2/2o- 2/22.

The month of February ends on a strong note with a passionate flamenco performance by Auxi Fernandez as part of the Chicago Flamenco Festival on 2/23, two nights with Leon Russell, Chicago’s own world music group Funkadesi, and a Meet & Greet show with Grammy award winning Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Sam Moore!

Aside from the many concerts to see in February, there are also several wine events worth checking out as well! On 2/4 the second installation of our City Winery Wine School Iberian Peninsula series focuses on Portugal, where you can learn all about the region’s wines while tasting them! Love cheese and wine? Attend our cheese & wine pairing class with Provenance Food & Wine on 2/11. Still don’t have Valentines Day plans? What better way to celebrate than at our wine and chocolate tasting party on 2/14? Master Sommelier Serafin Alvarado, who has performed with his band here before, will also be presenting a wine class with a focus on Greece on 2/16. We hope to see you at one of our unique wine events in February!

Take a look at our full January Lineup below:

2/1,2,3,4- STEVE EARLE – SOLO AND ACOUSTIC W/ DAWN LANDES
2/5- EVAN DANDO (OF THE LEMONHEADS) 
2/6- “ISA LIVE: A VEGAN LIFE IN FOUR COURSES” – A LIVE COOKING TOUR FEATURING VEGAN CULINARY STAR ISA MOSKOWITZ 
2/7- CORNMEAL W/ JAMIE LONO AND NOBLE HEART – CHICAGO BLUES AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
2/8- MAXWELL STREET JUNIOR KLEZMER ORCHESTRA (11am)
2/8- DAILEY & VINCENT (5pm)
2/8- GLEN PHILLIPS (8pm)
2/9- MISSISSIPPI BLUES HISTORY SHOW – FEATURING THE CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT & SUPER CHIKAN
2/10- AN EVENING WITH JOHN OATES: A CONCERT CELEBRATING HIS DVD RELEASE
2/12,13- MARC BROUSSARD 
2/13,14- MICHELLE L’AMOUR’S BIG SEXY SHOW
2/14- 10,000 MANIACS (5:30pm & 8pm shows)
2/15- PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP (5pm & 8pm shows)
2/16- THE DINNER PARTY WITH ELYSABETH ALFANO
2/17- BLACK VIOLIN
2/18,19- SHAWN COLVIN
2/20,21,22- COLIN HAY
2/23- CHICAGO FLAMENCO FESTIVAL PRESENTS AUXI FERNANDEZ
2/24,25- LEON RUSSELL
2/26- FUNKADESI
2/27- SAM MOORE (Meet & Greet tickets Available
2/28- ED KOWALCZYK: THROWING COPPER UNPLUGGED – 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

All tickets can be purchased on our website.

 

 

The Countdown to Kickoff – Watch the Big Game on the Biggest Screens in Nashville!

The teams are set, and now all you need is a place to watch the game! Come to City Winery Nashville to check out the biggest screens in Nashville! We’ll feature quarterly raffles, buckets of beer and wine cocktail specials, plus Chef Kristin Beringson’s take on game day grub. Plus, best of all – no clean up! Details below – click here to reserve your spot!

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Drink specials from Yazoo Brewing, Napa Smith Brewery, Ommegang Brewery, Victory Brewing, Rouge Brewery, and Sierra Nevada Brewing. Menu featuring the popular KLD Burger as a slider, BBQ Pork Tacos, Bacon & Jalepeno “Deviled” Eggs, Truffle Popcorn and many other goodies! Reserve your spot today!

Wild Turkey Whiskey Tasting & Bottle Signing With Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell

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Join City Winery Nashville for a Wild Turkey Whiskey Tasting & Bottle Signing with longtime distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell. On February 13, this tasting event will feature the entire lineup of nine Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve whiskeys, and the ability to get your bottle or memorabilia signed by the Russells.

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Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie will be available for a conversation about their great journey on making Wild Turkey whiskey. Our Beverage Director, David Mensch, will be giving a cocktail demonstration featuring Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

Jimmy Russell is the longest consistent Master Distiller in the world, and we are thrilled to have them join us. Associate Master Distiller Eddie Russell says he is “looking forward to coming from the home of Bourbon in Lawrenceburg, KY, to City Winery at the home of country music in Nashville, TN. Come out and enjoy a tasting with the Russells from Wild Turkey!”

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here!

A Celebratory Toast With John Oates

City Winery celebrates one million glasses of tap wine with legendary musician John Oates

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank

 

Celebrating a milestone, City Winery NYC poured its one-millionth glass of wine on tap. To help commemorate this moment, Founder & CEO Michael Dorf toasted City Winery with the legendary John Oates at his show last night at City Winery.

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank

Over 300 guests raised a glass to toast New York’s first urban winery and intimate music venue. With wines served on tap, there are no supplies (cork, label, foil, bottle, boxes) to purchase, receive and store. As a result, waste is reduced and the finished product is much greener than through a traditional bottling system.

An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release
Photo credit: Bobby Bank

That translates to:

1 million glasses = 5 million ounces = 39062 gallons = 16714 cases = 200,568 bottles not used = 298 pallets of wine not used = 12.5 truck loads of empty glass not used

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Photo credit: Al Pereira

A Celebratory Toast with John Oates

City Winery celebrates one million glasses of tap wine with legendary musician John Oates

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD Release

Photo credit: Bobby Bank

 

Celebrating a milestone, City Winery NYC poured its one-millionth glass of wine on tap. To help commemorate this moment, Founder & CEO Michael Dorf toasted City Winery with the legendary John Oates at his show last night at City Winery.

 An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD ReleasePhoto credit: Bobby Bank

Over 300 guests raised a glass to toast New York’s first urban winery and intimate music venue. With wines served on tap, there are no supplies (cork, label, foil, bottle, boxes) to purchase, receive and store. As a result, waste is reduced and the finished product is much greener than through a traditional bottling system.

An Acoustic Evening With John Oates - A Concert Celebrating his DVD ReleasePhoto credit: Bobby Bank

That translates to:

1 million glasses = 5 million ounces = 39062 gallons = 16714 cases = 200,568 bottles not used = 298 pallets of wine not used = 12.5 truck loads of empty glass not used

1M STAGE SHOTPhoto credit: Al Pereira

New Year, New Menu!

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A brand new year calls for a new menu! While many of our CW favorites will remain on our winter menu, Chef Andres Barrera has cooked up a delicious revamped dinner menu, including both hearty options for these cold winter months and lighter vegetarian-friendly dishes which are equally as delightful! Oh- and don’t forget about dessert! Our pastry chef Angelica Rangel has prepared some of our richest, most exquisite desserts yet for the perfect finale to your City Winery Chicago dinner.

First, we have several enticing new meat dishes sure to satisfy any meat lover’s palette. Our wine braised short rib is marinated in red wine, herbs, and mire poix (carrot, onion & celery) and served with a red wine demi glace, red pepper polenta, and leeks. (See below)

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Wine Braised Short Rib

 

On the sweet and savory side, our Sarsaparilla Pork Belly dish has a delectable root beer flavor that comes from a mix of vanilla paste, star anise, coriander, brown sugar, sarsaparilla root and real maple syrup! Served with French toast and a maple bourbon sauce- Yum!

Our rich Moroccan Cassoulet puts a worldly spin on comfort food. Originating in the south of France, it is a slow-cooked mean & bean casserole containing lentils, root vegetables, and Andouille and Mergueze sausages, all seasoned with paprika, red wine, and dried chiles. Served with toasted bread.

Not a fan of red meat? No problem. Our Crispy Chicken Thighs are brined in salt, buttermilk, and hot sauce, and served over creamed swiss chard prepared with a parmesan béchamel sauce.

If you’d rather skip the meat altogether, consider opting for our Faroe Island Salmon served over a faro risotto and topped with wild mushrooms & crème de brie sauce. Our Stuffed Acorn Squash is baked and seasoned with salt, pepper, and EVOO, then stuffed with quinoa, sautéed peppers and dried cherries with a curried coconut sauce. The perfect health-conscious dish without compromising flavor (It’s gluten free, as well)!

As for the dessert, your taste buds are sure to be excited and pleased after experiencing our new dessert lineup. Our gluten free Apple Almond Cake boasts a sweet harmony of spiced almond cake, port poached apples, orange marmalade, and port reduction with a dollop of mascarpone gelato. The E.B.T.5 (our take on a Take5 bar) is a peanut butter pretzel crunch with chocolate cremeux salted caramel mousse, espresso cookie, and a creamy caramel sauce. Satisfy your pumpkin craving with the Forever Fall, consisting of a pumpkin custard, madeleine cake, vanilla sauce, cranberry compote, and a honey hazelnut nougat. Our Whiskey Banana Bread Pudding contains chunks of banana bread drizzled with a whiskey caramel sauce and is served with vanilla gelato and caramelized banana. Lastly, but surely not least, we’re introducing our Holidaze Trifle, with layers of gingerbread cake, eggnog mousse, gingersnap tuile, an eggnog shot,and chocolate covered matzo toffee. The holidays might have just passed, but this trifle is to die for!

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Whiskey Banana Bread Pudding

Holidaze Trifle

Holidaze Trifle

 

You can take  a look at our complete dinner menu here. Once your mouth begins to water (which it will!) go ahead and book your reservation right on our website! We cannot wait to share our new menu with you!

 

 

 

 

Shawn Colvin’s 2015 Annual Residency at City Winery NYC

This week, Grammy-award winner Shawn Colvin played three sold-out nights of music at City Winery NYC. On Monday 1/12, Shawn was joined by Steve Earle to create a harmonious blend of rock and folk.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter collaborated with Shawn for Night 2 playing “I Feel Lucky” and other crowd favorites including a cover of The Beatles’ “I’ll Be Back”.

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On Wednesday’s highly anticipated performance with Jackson Browne, the duo shared laughs over conversation in between songs. Jackson played both the piano and his guitar while Shawn sang and strummed along.

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The night ended with an invite to performance to the talented Judy Collins who was enjoying the show as an audience member. Judy obliged and sang with Shawn and Jackson on their rendition of The Eagles’ “Take It Easy”.

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Indeed, it was an unforgettable winter residency and hopefully a repeated run in many years to come.

For more info on other upcoming residencies, visit our tickets page HERE