On Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., Chicago's Nia Mediterranean Restaurant is presenting a spectacular evening of Scotch tasting. Nia Asimis, executive chef and owner of the West Loop tapas restaurant, is expertly pairing the evening's featured Scotch selections with light and delectable seasonal specialties, as well as artisan meats and cheeses.
This event will help customers redefine themselves in the New Year with a new signature drink. No alcohol merges aristocratic classiness with cage-fighting manliness quite like a glass of single malt Scotch.
Just asking, "What single malt Scotches do you serve?" will impress and intimidate (yes intimidate) people around. But Scotch can be a complicated order, and it is the mother (or in some cases the father) of acquired tastes. The last thing one wants is to be embarrassed in front of friends by a lack of Scotch knowledge.
Scotch is a great drink to get into because of its history (learn more at the tasting) and its variety. Each region of Scotland produces its own distinct flavor, while multiple ages per brand ensure years of new and exciting inebriations.
The early registration cost is $35 per person and tickets may be purchased at www.niarestaurant.com. Reservations will not be accepted over the phone. The event is from 7 until 9 p.m., and registration and seating begins at 6:30 p.m.
"Join us for delicious flavors and amazing conversation with special guest speaker David Soffietti from Whyte and Mackay," Asimis said.
Single? Taken? Dating? Your status doesn’t matter at Nia’s Lovely & Libational French Wine Dinner. In love, out of love, missing love... it doesn’t matter; grab a friend, grab your buddy... or your lover and come to the most delicious Valentine’s Day Event in the city.
Forget Cupid and don’t let preconceived notions about Valentine’s Day Dinners scare you away. We are offering our best menu with some of our house favorites like hand-rolled gnocchi, bacon-wrapped dates and our addictively delicious citrus ceviché, and pairing the food with delicious French wines. Our wine expert, Henry Jansen, will be on-hand to talk about what makes French wines so special.
There will be two seatings available, 6:00 and 9:00; and the wine dinner is priced at $75 per person, (tax and tip additional). Tickets can be purchased in advanced via www.niarestaurant.com.
For more information about the Scotch Soirée or any of Nia Mediterranean Restaurant’s offerings, call 312-226-3110, view the tapas restaurant on the Web at http://niarestaurant.com or visit 803 W. Randolph St. in Chicago.
About Nia Mediterranean Restaurant
Nia Mediterranean Restaurant’s cooking philosophy is that of subtle sophistication, which matches perfectly with the ambiance of the restaurant and staff. Nia firmly believes that great Mediterranean food should be enjoyed without pretentiousness, which is truly the spirit of Mediterranean cooking. The finest fresh and seasonal ingredients, presented honestly and artfully, are paramount in its approach.