Weekend Planner: Tableside Art and Indonesian Tables
The already uber-creative iNG is launching a new artist-in-residence series. Kicking off with local "Spontoonist" Jonathan Plotkin, each featured artist will create tableside art for diners feasting on the current Salvador Dalí menu. Each artist appears for a very limited engagement, and guests get to take their creation home as a sort of visual doggie bag.
The Chicago French Market honors the end-of-Christmas tradition with a Three Kings cake. The cake, which is actually bread, commemorates the three wise men's Bethlehem visit. The bread is garnished with the "jewels" of fruit and nuts and baked with a small figure inside. Whoever finds the trinket is king or queen for the day. The bread is free from noon to 1 PM.
Pop-up restaurant The Rice Table pops up again at Vincent with its Rijsttafel dinner. The meal will be filled with assorted Indonesian dishes from vegetarian to meaty delicacies with tahu and tempeh as well as condiments and sambals. Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased online.