Chicago by Volume: Cook & Distill

We know two things for sure: Chicagoans aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and they LOVE when winter ends. So welcome to Spring: We’ll be diving right in to create our very own 3-course “Peace Out, Chiberia, it’s Spring Now” appetizer meal.  Your hands-on class menu includes:

  • Sirloin sliders
  • Fennel potato salad
  • Strawberry rhubarb crisp
  • Specialty Spring-inspired Rhine Hall cocktail

But that’s just the start of our adventure. Then we’re headed to Rhine Hall for a private tour from one of the owners themselves.  They will walk you through the distilling process and end with a tasting of one of their delicious brandys.  Let me tell you, you haven’t had good brandy until you’ve tried Rhine Hall.  You can then either stay and hang out at their cozy bar or come back to Merchandise Mart, where your journey began.

We'll Visit
Chopping Block (Merchandise Mart)
Rhine Hall

Tour Length
~4 hours

Start Location
Chopping Block, Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional Details
Bottled spirits for purchase available at Rhine Hall. Cocktails also available for purchase immediately preceding Rhine Hall tour.

April 04, 2015

3:30 PM

  • Hands-on appetizer cooking and cocktail-making class (cocktail & 3 course menu included)
  • Distillery tour and spirit tastings
  • All transportation between locations


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Sample bottles
Rocks glasses
Group tables