The Chopping Block
Leave the Party Planning to Us
It can be hard to think about the holidays when you are concerned about getting your Halloween costume just right for tonight's festivities.

But this is no trick! Our December calendars are quickly filling up.

If you are considering planning a holiday event at The Chopping Block this season, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions that will help guide you through our simple planning process. From menu selection to food allergies to reluctant cooks, we've got you covered.
A Toast to our New Holiday Wine Pairings
Champagne Toast No holiday party is complete without libations.

This year, our party planning elves have been busy pairing our delicious, fun-to-make and seasonal Holiday Menus with custom wine pairings. These pairings come from our affordable, hand-selected food-friendly wine list. Start by selecting your menu and leave the rest to our wine-pairing elves! 
Get Entertaining Tips at Customer Appreciation Days
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres you can easily re-create at home, samples of our Thanksgiving-friendly wines and fresh gift ideas for your favorite host or hostess at the Mart's Customer Appreciation Day.

Friday, November 14
Merchandise Mart

Lincoln Square's party is all about entertaining for Thanksgiving, so come talk turkey with us.

Saturday, November 8 
Lincoln Square 

You Are Invited
The year's hottest wine event is coming up soon. It's time to CHILL with us at the Merchandise Mart. Taste superb wines from winemakers worldwide paired with cuisine from distinguished Chicago chefs amidst the ambiance of the world's largest collection of luxury boutiques for home building and renovation.

Kitchen Impossible 
Everyone who entertains has a disaster story at some point. But you can keep the kitchen calamities to a minimum with a few simple tips.

As Food & Wine's Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin explains in her new book Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, you can bounce back from a mishap. She shares her secrets, such as don't always trust your instincts, with Tasting Table in this article.
Think Outside the Box for Your Next Party  

Do you have a "different" kind of event? We love to customize parties. Hear from a client about her experience at The Chopping Block for a "Recipe Showdown" event. 


"MGM Resorts International asked Meeting Planners in 12 states to submit their best recipes and chose 3 from each state. The 3 finalists competed in their city, and a winner was chosen in each city to go to the finals in Las Vegas in October.  I was so nervous as this was a first time event and in addition to the contest, I had 42 spectators coming. The team at The Chopping Block made it seamless. They were available to answer my questions, and talk me through the flow of the event. The venue was absolutely beautiful and there was plenty of staff to assist our "chef's" in preparing their dishes. The food that The Chopping Block offered was delicious and both the finalists and attendees had an amazing time. It was so easy for me, and I will definitely be booking The Chopping Block again for our Recipe Showdown next year.  I would highly recommend working with the team at The Chopping Block to anyone that wants an upscale, fun and seamless cooking event!" ~Kris Marinelli Jebson, MGM Resorts International  


 Photos courtesy of MGM Resorts International 

Give the gift of cooking to your party guests this holiday season and receive a reward for yourself.

Spend $200 on any combination of gift cards in a single transaction and get a $25 gift card to gift or keep for yourself. Spend $400, get two. You get the idea!

Your guests get to select their own gifts (and who doesn't love that?), and you get to splurge on yourself with our Bonus Bucks! Order your Bonus Bucks before the promotion ends on December 1, 2014. 
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