Speaking of summer reading, our dear friend and devoted Nook aficionado, Lenny Kleinfeld, recently finished up his second novel. Its called Some Dead Genius, and its the sequel to his first novel Shooters And Chasers. This black comedy follows the adventures of detectives Mark Bergman and John "Doonie" Dunegan as they investigate murders in the Chicago art world. Check out this raving review for more information. Its available in paperback and Kindle form. I'm reading it right now, so there's book club potential here, people.
You've enjoyed his masterfully crafted cocktails, now enjoy his brilliant way with words too! Our very own Michael Chick has penned a short piece for the web journal North Of 40. Its a tale from his travels to Syria in which he surprisingly found himself at a wedding in which there were no women in attendance. Its called The Sad Eagle: A Syria Travelouge. Check it out here.
Come get Gaucho with us Sunday, July 13th for the three course dinner that sounds just a little blue and white this week. Your palates first Tango partner is Chef James celebrated Smoked Fish Salad with Pickled Egg. You wont have to roam the Pampas too long to discover a Grilled Ribeye with Chimichurri, Tomato and Sweet Peppers. And our Pistachio Tres Leches will give you a Yerba Mate-Like giddiness without keeping you up all night. Brian Messis it up at the bar.
Monday is Bastille Day, Mon Freres! In honor of the day that started a revolution well be doing an extra-French Laundry Day for you. Come by on Monday, July 14th and enjoy Chef James absolutely perfect Coq Au Vin for just $12. And if your Bastille requires further storming, well be pouring selected $5 glasses of French wine all night long. Its Jour De La Lessive at Nook!
Two new lovely Summer drinks have popped up on the menu this weekend. One is a refreshing classic known as The Bees Knees. This cocktail is the charming result of Gin, Lemon and Honey getting together. Equally enchanting is the new Basil and St.Germaine Cooler. Get your Basil fix with Elderflower Liqueur for some invigorating Summer refreshment. These drinks aren’t quite an unalienable right, but they’re close.