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february breaking the wheel event

at tesori, we practically worship authentic italian flavor. that’s why we work so hard to source only the freshest, most authentic ingredients for our modern take on italian cuisine, and why our chef spends countless hours preparing delicious, mouth-watering recipes that breathe new life into the classic flavors of italy. but there’s one time-honored tradition that showcases some of the most intense, delicious flavors italy has to offer. it only comes around once in a while, and there’s one tomorrow: that’s right, it’s time to break the wheel. flavor like you’ve never had before we’re talking, of course, about breaking

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the perfect dinner date for valentine’s day in chicago

valentines day ravioli

at tesori, valentine’s day is one of our favorite holidays. there’s something inherently sensual about a wonderful dinner – the food delights the sense, the wine relaxes the mind, and the company feeds the soul. we want every couple to have a phenomenal night on valentine’s day, so we’ve put together a special three-course menu for you and your special someone. it’s the perfect way to show them how much they mean to you – and if you’re in a pinch, it’s an easy way to impress with a perfect date! our valentine’s day menu we’ve pulled out all the

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holiday & new year events in chicago

holiday & new year events in chicago the holidays are here, and while it’s always busy, this is one of our favorite times of year at tesori. the town swells with holiday visitors, and while it’s always cold outside, there’s a special kind of warmth that comes from gathering around a table to enjoy delicious food and drink with close family and friends. the holidays are also a great time to experience everything chicago has to offer, with tons of events ranging from christmas tree lightings to open winter markets nearly every night. for this blog, we’ll detail a few

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feast of the seven fishes

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the feast of the seven fishes originates in southern italian culture in commemoration of christmas. starting thursday, december 17th, chef danny sweis cultivates the sea at tesori, crafting a feast of warmth, tradition, and celebration. come in for a series of dishes served with rustic ingredients, all available through wednesday, december 23rd. crudo trio of raw and marinated seafood pairing: 2012 pinot grigio lavis “simboli,” trentino, italy 23 baccala mantecato creamed salt cod, potatoes, toasty bread pairing: pinot nero pinot noir, sicily 24 cacciucco livornese fish stew in the style of livorno, tuscany pairing: chianti terre di merzo, tuscany 33 pizza vongole clams, capers, green onion, tomato, lemon &

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november 2015 breaking the wheel event

  as a leading italian restaurant in the chicago loop, tesori chicago is holding a cheese and wine pairing event at our restaurant. at breaking the wheel, chef danny sweis will be cracking open a fresh, 80-pound wheel of red cow parmigiano-reggiano cheese that is to be paired with complimentary prosecco and cocktails from sponsor La Marca. this one-of-a-kind occasion is the perfect night out for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life, including premium Italian ingredients. when the event will take place on wednesday, November 18, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. are encouraged to arrive early. if you

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tesori’s new fall menu

  we love october. it’s always fun to see the gradual proliferation of pumpkins throughout the city, watch the trees turn color, and experience all the new sights, smells, and sounds of fall. but there’s one thing missing from this list that we’re truly excited about – our new fall menu! we’ve officially rolled out our new seasonal menu, and it’s got some truly delicious eats and drinks in the spirit of the season. a new season of taste we’ve got some new dishes we’re really excited about, and our seasonal handcrafted drinks are the perfect pairing. take a look

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pasta month & the chicago marathon

october is quickly shaping up to be a busy month at tesori! the chicago marathon is coming up fast, and we’re excited to be right in the middle of the action. and to top it off? october is national pasta month, which means things are about to get heavy – and delicious – at tesori. for this blog, we’ll give you all the delectable details for these two upcoming events. the chicago marathon the chicago marathon is an exciting event for the city and the loop neighborhood in particular. it’s always heart-warming to see hundreds of runners from all 50

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happy hour specials & updated hours

all of us at tesori trattoria & bar wanted to announce our updated hours for happy hour on weekends. monday through friday remains the same (4-6p), however, the weekend changes are listed below: saturday hours: 12-3p sunday hours 1-3p tesori chicago happy hour specials monday: pizza &any beer = $10 tuesday: any wine on tap = $5 wednesday: any wine by the glass = $6 thursday: specialty cocktails = $5 friday: sangria by the glass = $5 saturday & sunday: pizza & any wine by the glass = $10 win a free pizza party don’t forget to hashtag #tesorigram for

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indulge with dionysos and the art institute

Dionysos' Delight, a special antipasti platter with tomato mostarda, prosciutto de parma, giardiniera, some other kind of meat and two kinds of cheese, served with a carafe of sangiovese red wine.

dionysos—known as bacchus to the romans—cavorted with an entourage of satyrs, the god pan, and frenzied maenads, female followers of the god. all these devotees represented the untamed and hedonistic desires of humanity, which were unleashed by the intoxicating elixir of wine. because performance was a part of the early greek festivals of dionysos, he also became known as the patron god of theater, an aspect of the deity that is less well known today. today, dionysos is celebrated at tesori for the new dionysos unmasked exhibit. from now to february 15, 2016, enjoy in dionysos’ delight with a special

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give your senses the ultimate experience at breaking the wheel

as a top restaurant in the chicago loop, tesori chicago is holding a cheese and wine pairing event that is sure to please even the experienced foodie. at breaking the wheel, chef danny sweis will be cracking open a fresh, 80-pound wheel of red cow parmigiano-reggiano cheese that is to be paired with complimentary prosecco and cocktails from sponsor La Marca. this one-of-a-kind occasion is the ideal night out for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life, including premium Italian ingredients. when the event will take place on wednesday, august 26, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. chef sweis will

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