Dinner and a show at The Promontory in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood is a MUST. It’s the whole package for Chicago nightlife; A sophisticated hearth-driven restaurant with dishes from Executive Chef Carlos Cruz, solid cocktails, and live entertainment in an intimate venue paying homage to the legacy of the music and arts scene on Chicago’s South Side!
As a result of my recent evening at the Promontory for dinner and a show, I’m already planning a return!
I was treated to all of the action happening in the kitchen from my seat at the Chef’s counter and the smells permeating the air along with my observations of the chefs had my mouth watering in anticipation. My friend and I started with cocktails and appetizers. The cocktail list is creative with flavor profiles for many palates. I ordered My Darling Clementine, and it was bomb delicious! When you sip and pause
The Promontory Menu
Appetizers of smoked feta, hearth roasted sweet potatoes, hearth roasted beets, oysters Rockefeller,and hearth blistered shishito peppers followed.
I favored the smoked feta, sweet potatoes, and shishito peppers. I’m a bit obsessed with olives and the combination with the creamy and smokey taste of the feta along with the crunch of the hearth bread was divine. The hearth roasted sweet potatoes
I shared a video on my Instagram of the shishito peppers covered in bonito flakes, and many people commented asking if my food was alive. In case you’re wondering too, no. The movement was from the bonito flakes which are dried, smoked shavings of bonito fish; they’re so light and wispy the steam from the hot food makes them dance.
Shishito peppers with bonito flakes
We moved on to the entrees by ordering the scallops, lamb shank, and salmon. Watching as the chefs prepared scallops prompted me to order my own. I wasn’t disappointed. The lamb shank also stood out, it was tender and flavorful.
Promontory Music Venue
After our wonderful meal, we headed up to the 2nd-floor venue to catch the show featuring New Orleans brass band, the Abney Effect, part of the monthly Fat Tuesdays at the venue.
The energy, stage presence, and musicality had me in awe! It was spectacular! The crowd loved it; everyone was dancing and having a good time. FYI, my cocktail in the upstairs venue was again delicious. The Promontory has a plethora of culturally diverse shows for you to jam with. Click here for their full lineup and be sure add Dinner and a Show at The Promontory to your list of things to do in Chicago!
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