Shedding light: In partnership with Big Tent Judaism, Westfield Old Orchard will offer a new spin on the Festival of Lights. Hands on Hanukkah will feature an interactive program of events, including candle lighting, music, Danny the Dreidel, donuts and cider, chocolate gelt and more.
To’ak chocolate: Talk about being worth its weight in gold: These rare Ecuadorian chocolate bars — only 574 were made — were created by Winnetka native Jerry Toth with only two ingredients (cacao and cane sugar) and are the ultimate, luxurious sweet treat.
Despite knowing one another for years, it wasn’t until 2011 that Jasper Nowell, then food and beverage manager for PUBLIC Hotel, attempted to hire Shaun Rajah as an events manager. But before they could develop a professional relationship, things got personal between the hospitality gurus. “The timing...