By Kailley Lindman | November 9, 2016 | Food & Drink
What can you expect from Drumbar’s playful new Netflix-inspired cocktail menu, and when is Baptiste & Bottle opening its doors? That and more in this week’s dining news....
A dish at Baptiste & Bottle in River North.
This long-awaited, bourbon-focused concept perched on the 20th floor of the Conrad Hotel opens November 14, and promises bold, beautiful dishes crafted by Charlie Trotter’s and Boka veteran James Lintelmann. Go for the interactive bar cart cocktails, and stay for the note-perfect roasted Peking duck breast with persimmons, celery root, and gooseberries. 101 E. Erie St., 20th Fl., 312-667-6793
Once you’ve completed a satisfying Stranger Things binge session, head to this rooftop gem in Streeterville for a full lineup of cocktails inspired by everyone’s favorite streaming service: Netflix. Highlights of its #CocktailsandChill menu include head bartender Whitney Morrow’s Orange in the New Black, an orange-hued number made of Rhine Hall Mango Brandy, lemon, salted sweet potato, Grand Marnier, and Thai bitters; the Tanqueray 10-based Narcos with peated scotch, elderflower, housemade lime cordial, and egg white for a froth factor; and (you guessed it), Stranger Things, a concoction made with Absolut, Amontillado Sherry, concord grape, lemon, fennel, and ylang ylang flower. 201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-933-4805
We can’t imagine a better way to prime your stomach for a Turkey Day feast than with a pre-Thanksgiving meal at Lincoln Park seafood oasis Oyster Bah on Tuesday, November 22. Stop in during dinner hours for two boil options: head-on shrimp or one-pound of a whole Maine lobster, both of which come with clams, sausage, corn on the cob, and potatoes. Reservations recommended. 1962 N. Halsted St., 773-248-3000
This popular spot, which just so happens to be helmed by one of Chicago’s hottest chefs, now offers a multi-course, family-style alternative to ordering a la carte off the menu. The Best of Bernie’s ($40 per person) is available for dinner Sundays through Wednesdays for a minimum of four people per group, and features the restaurant’s standout dishes, like lamb hashwi (hummus, ground lamb, pine nuts, za’atar, and warm pita) and paella. 660 N. Orleans St., 312-624-9892
Throughout November, Intro executive chef Stephen Gillanders is offering a special Dim Sum Club ($72 per person) in the back of the restaurant. The club runs Wednesdays through Saturdays over two seatings (6 and 8 p.m.), and includes everything from Peking duck steamed buns to imperial tuna poke to Thai chicken soup with coconut milk, lime, and lemongrass for the table. Call to reserve. 2300 N. Lincoln Park W., 773-868-0002
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAILLEY LINDMAN