Friday, November 16th at 6:00 pm
Kilchoman Whisky Dinner with special guest Robin Bignal, all the way from Islay
On Friday, November 16th, Fountainhead will be hosting a very special whisky dinner featuring 5 Kilchoman whiskies and 3 delicious food courses.
We are thrilled to have special guest Robin Bignal joining us from Islay for the evening. Robin is the Kilchoman Production Manager in charge of the distilling process. He oversees the key whisky-making processes at the heart of the distillery. From the malting and distilling to maturation and cask selection, Robin’s passion, knowledge and understanding of their unique hand-crafted practices guarantees the quality and consistency of each bottle of Kilchoman.
The dinner will cost $75 per person. Price includes tax but not gratuity. Seats are very limited for this unique whisky event. Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets.
Cocktail using Kilchoman Machir Bay
Fois Gras Mousse – pineapple, star anise, arugula, brioche
Kilchoman Sauternes Cask Finish
Duck – fennel, blackberry, bordelaise
Kilchoman Red Wine Cask Matured
Malted Ice cream – honey toffee, cocoa nib, graham cracker
Tuesday November 6th from 6:00 – 9:00
The Tuesday before the Whisky Jewbilee, November 6th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Fountainhead will be hosting a head to head tasting with Scott Harris, owner of Catoctin Creek, and Ollie Chilton, Master Blender of Port Askaig Islay Single Malt Whisky.
Whisky Jewbilee is happening on November 8th. Fountainhead is proud to be a sponsor this year and to be pouring some of our single barrels at the event. We are happy to offer our customers 15% off the regular ticket price to this event. Use this link and enter code FHWC15 at check out.
Join us for our 8th Annual Great Punk’n Party!
For just $15 (pre-purchased / $20 at the door) you will get a gorgeous pumpkin to carve, a carving kit, and one pumpkin beer or cider. We will have scary movies on the television, punk rock over the speakers, and prizes for the best pumpkins!
This event is always a crowd pleaser so please reserve your spot early by purchasing your ticket today! (This saves you money & helps us know how many pumpkins we need to purchase for carving!).
The event starts with a free tasting in the Fountainhead Market from 5:00-7:00 where you can sample Maplewood beers as well as their whiskies, which are rarely seen outside of their own taproom.
At 7:00 our friends from Maplewood will move up to our roof to talk about their product, help you pick a beer and whiskey pairing, and perhaps choose the perfect cigar from Updown Cigars.
From Sunday, October 14th, through Friday, October 19th, we will be participating in Restaurant Week, put on by the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce. We are offering a 3 course pre-fixe menu for $30 per person (menu below). Our sister restaurant, The Northman, is also participating. Both restaurants can be found on OpenTable if you’d like to make a reservation.
Restaurant Week Three Course Prix-Fixe Menu – $30
Little Gem Lettuce
avocado, radish, buttermilk vinaigrette, macadamia nut
hooks 4 year white cheddar, roasted green pepper, green tomato jam, crostini
Roasted Amish Chicken
roasted breast, leg and thigh sausage, squash puree, braised kale, pomegranate
leeks, squash, maitake mushroom, fried sage, parmesan
Peanut Butter Pie
pretzel crust, vanilla whip
Butterscotch Pot de Creme
dark chocolate crumble, whipped creme fraich
This promotion is available during the entire week. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations are available and encouraged.
The Independent Spirts Expo is happening in Chicago on Tuesday October 9th. The next day, October 10th, some of our favorite reps will be hanging around on our roof deck (weather permitting) to give you taste after taste of their favorite spirits, all for the bargain price of $10. Pay at the door, first come first serve.
J. Henry & Sons
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
and more to come…
Updown Cigars will be selling cigars on the roof that will pair beautifully, no matter what spirit you decide to stick with!