2016 Holiday Party, 12/1 @ 6 PM, Anteprima

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Holiday Party will be held at LTH favorite and 2011 GNR, Anteprima. Since it opened in 2007, Anteprima has been a dining destination for those in Chicagoland seeking the finest in regional Italian cuisine.

The evening promises to be a festive one, as we ring in the holiday season with a distinctive and delicious 5-course tasting menu designed especially for us. And after dinner, for those who want to participate, we’ll have our annual gift exchange, which is always a blast. Please join us for what should be a great night in Andersonville.


On arrival
Antipasti Table: Assorted Seasonal Vegetable Items

Passed: Chestnut Stuffed Mushrooms, Speck-Wrapped Persimmons, Assorted Crostini

First Course, family style
Grilled Octopus, chillis, red onion, potatoes

Fava Bean Purée, Greens, Olives, Pickled vegetables, calabrian chilli vinaigrette

Second Course, plated
Passatelli or Anolini in Brodo

Main Course, family style
Gran Bolitto Misto (The Big Mixed Boil):
Beef Tongue

Served with condimenti: Peara (black pepper bone marrow), onion jam, salsa verde, salsa rossa, mostardi di cremona
side dish: glazed root vegetables

Dessert, family style:
Assorted seasonal desserts

For an additional $25 per person, your meal will include house-selected pairings of red, white, and sparkling wines, plus an open bar for spirits and beer.

Vegetarian options will be available for all courses (please select these options when purchasing your tickets).

Menu is subject to change.

Tickets are $75 (plus a $2.50 Paypal transaction fee). That total price includes dinner, wine pairings / spirits / beer, tax, and tip. Early Bird tickets are $5 off through 11/6.

If you prefer not to imbibe, we also have tickets for $50 (plus a $1.75 Paypal transaction fee) which includes dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and tip. Early Bird tickets are $5 off through 11/6.

All ticket sales will go through Paypal, though you do not need a Paypal account to buy tickets. Ticket sales close at noon, on November 28th. Once you’ve paid, we’ll enter your name(s) on the guest list. Attendance is limited to 60. Tickets are non-refundable though they are transferable, so if you buy a ticket and your plans change, you can sell your ticket to another member of the LTH community. If you do sell your ticket, please let us know who you sold it to.

Buy Tickets:

Quantity of Attendees and Wine/Alcohol pairings:
Vegetarians in your party
LTH Username(s)

Event Details

Thursday, December 1
6pm to 9:30pm

The event will start at 6 pm with an antipasto table and passed appetizers. At 7 pm, dinner will be served – some family-style and some plated. After dessert, at around 8:30, the gift exchange will begin.

5316 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 506-9990

Gift Exchange

The Gift Exchange has been a part of our yearly celebrations since we held our first such event at Klas. If you want, please bring a food-related raffle item. For the raffle/gift exchange, all gifts go into a pool and names are drawn. If you do bring a gift, you get a ticket and are guaranteed one gift in exchange. We’ve set the price for each gift around $15. Please don’t wrap the gift — we like to see what people are winning before they win it — but please do put your name (real name or screen name or both) on the gift so that lucky winners know who to thank.

Give Back

Mamagotcha has graciously agreed to collect items for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. She’s posted a list here of the items that are most needed this time of year. Just bring them to the party and we’ll make sure they get to people who need them.

Guest List

Shortly after you’ve paid, we’ll enter your name on the guest list below:

1. ronnie_suburban
2. julie_suburban
3. milz50
4. mrs. milz50
5. irisarbor
6. irisarbor +1
7. nr706
8. moetchandon
9. The GP
10. Mr. X
11. Mamagotcha
12. Chouxfly
13. stevez
14. Cathy2
15. Cathy2 + 1
16. Cathy2 + 1
17. pairs4life
18. pairs4life + 1
19. pairs4life + 1
20. JoelF
21. SueF
22. boudreaulicious
23. Laikom
24. Teresa
25. Leek
26. Leekman
27. mhl
28. labmom53
29. irisarbor + 1
30. irisarbor + 1
31. EvA
32. Cabbagehead
33. JennyIL
34. REB
35. RAB
36. mbh
37. mbh + 1
38. David Hammond
39. David Hammond + 1
40. GAF
41. KalamazooGal
42. LordBarnyard
43. BR
44. Tarte tatin
45. Cynthia
46. pudgym29
47. Peedee
48. Peedee + 1
49. Vital Information
50. FrankP
51. Cookie Monster
52. Clellamatron
53. Docnik