I’m loco for Tocco!!! Last night we went to Bruno Abate’s latest restaurant venture called Tocco located at 1266 N. Milwaukee Ave. (773) 687-8895. I don’t know how he does it but just like his other eponymous restaurant Follia, Tocco is imbued with style and artistry. While Follia showcases new designer talents, Tocco will be featuring the latest artists around town. I love how Bruno promotes young talent and mixes it with the best and freshest Italian dishes AND a great crowd. No wonder the place was packed! You saw everyone there from the top neurosurgeon in the world to the sexiest men and women. It’s people watching at its finest! I highly recommend this chicest of chic new restaurants. And wait until summer comes when the whole restaurant will open up to a giant side patio! You better start working on your tans AND reservations now! I have the number on speed dial…..:-)
The Joffrey Winter series is a must see! Just like the title dancer in “Sacre Du Printemps”, the Joffrey Ballet danced their little hearts out on the opening night of their Winter Series which began on Wednesday, February 18th and runs through March 1st at the Auditorium Theatre. There was something for everyone beginning with a happy and lively tribute to Vienna choreographed by Gerald Arpino. Next up was Mobile – a breathtaking meditation on balance inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder and choreographed by Tom Ruud and then a stirring pas de deux from the ballet Cotillon. But the star of the evening was a ballet that caused riots when it was first performed in 1913. Choreographed by Nijinsky, it stands as one of the most magnificent musical and dance pieces of all time. It is introduced by an informative video that explains its origins. World renowned dance historian, Millicent Hodson, was instrumental in setting this ballet for the Joffrey. Sacre is one of the most difficult dances for the company to dance and you’ll see why when you experience it for yourself. It comes “highly recommended” by Heidy Weiss, the Sun-Times dance critic. For tickets and more info—(312) 902-1500 or www.Joffrey.org.
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