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Cooking in a winter wonderland

Renee Enna
Published December 22,
2004

What’s your foodie pleasure? Chances are the Chicago Office
of Tourism’s “Stir It Up” program Jan. 6-9 will satisfy your craving. The
four-day menu-thon includes cooking classes, tours, meals and exhibits that
cover many cuisines and budgets. A few that caught our eye:

 

 

 

 

- “Family Cookie Baking.” Bake cookies and
enjoy lunch at Eli’s Cheesecake Factory. ($20 per person. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Jan. 8. 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive. Reservations,
773-205-3800.)

- “Fondues of the World.” Continental breakfast,
class and lunch focused on the classic technique. ($40. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 8
at Swissotel, 323 E. Wacker Drive. Reservations, 312-565-0565, ext.
5015.)

- “A Little Bit of India Tour.” Slow Food Chicago hosts a walking
tour on Devon Avenue that includes breakfast and lunch. ($20. 9:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. Jan. 8. Meet at Arya Bhavan Restaurant, 2508 W. Devon Ave. Reservations,
312-320-7116.)

For a full list, visit 877chicago.com (click on
“Chicago winter delights”) or call 877-244-2246.

Our downtown restaurant Eli’s the Place for Steak is also the place
to be for hot blues piano on January 14th with the legendary Hal Roach!