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Smooth and Smoky - Bourbon Week at The Gage

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 10, 2010 6:20PM

gageBourb.jpeg If there was one spot in Chicago where we would chose to pair food with our weekly dose of bourbon, it would be The Gage. They have put together an awesome menu focused on the classic American spirit, including new appetizers, entrees, bourbon flights and cocktails. The special Bourbon Week menu will be available from the 14th - 22nd of November.

New food offerings include bourbon-glazed pork spare ribs with pickled watermelon rind ($14) and a dish that might have been designed specifically to make our mouths water, a New Orleans-style oyster, bacon and rice pirloo, or Creole stew ($20). If you want to continue the pork theme, try the BBQ pork cheeks with hominy, onions and spicy bourbon pork broth ($20).

The American flight, a 5-course, $28 batch of spirits, showcases a couple we've been wanting to sip on for a long time, including Death's Door white whiskey and Hudson baby bourbon (distilled in New York). If you want to splurge, try the Executive Flight, with 4 old and rare treats including Rittenhouse Rye's 25-year single barrel.

The Gage is located at 24 South Michigan Avenue.