Cocktails were born in decadence and frivolity, so how did cocktail bars get as serious as art galleries, all of us carefully poring over our bar chef-created cocktails like monks studying Holy Writ? The Aviary, which even has a rood screen (google it), seems to be determined to bring some night back to nightlife this New Year's Eve. They're bringing in an array of modern-day carnival acts, from magicians to sideshow-type performers, to keep the evening on a decadent keel. Only 75 people will experience this, and it's $325 a ticket, so send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll, uh, pick the winners out of a hat, we guess. Anyway, see the lineup and menu below as it was announced on Facebook.
NYE at THE AVIARY... is going to be wild!
Ready for a completely DIFFERENT / AMAZING / WILD New Year's Eve at the Aviary. You've been warned -- this is not one where you invite the in-laws:
Beginning at 8:30 - 9:30 and going til the wee hours of the first day of 2013... we've got:
A 10 course specialty cocktail menu with paired bites...
And we've got entertainment... yes we do:
Absinthe Minded Professors -- Magicians and Musical Story Tellers
Cirque de la Femme -- a freaky-deaky sideshow troupe of ladies.
Le Na-Moo -- did you know that the best belly dancer in Chicago is a man?
Candy Town -- Electonica Cabaret Music... live.
Michael Burke -- Magician with the ability to make you laugh and cry.
Seating Limited to 75 people... Tickets: $ 325 per person plus service / tax.
EMAIL TICKET REQUEST TO: email@example.com
Who says haute cocktailing can't be fun?