Election Night: Wine at Avec, Red or Blue Cocktails at Tesori, Geja’s Fondue

Mitt Romney dreams of being sculpted in butter.
Mitt Romney dreams of being sculpted in butter.

We’re sure many bars will have at least one of their many TVs turned to an election news channel, but here are some events coming up tomorrow night that will make it a little more interesting. First off, Avec will be hosting winemaker Luis Pato, maker of “ultratraditional” Portuguese wines, with a five-course menu at $55/person and optional wine pairings at a super-reasonable $25. Better yet, show your “I voted” sticker and and you’ll get a complimentary glass of Luis Pato Brut (good for toasting victory). The event runs all afternoon and evening, from 3:30 to 10:30 p.m., and reservations are required at 312-377-2002.

• Tesori will be showing the election in the lounge and helping you escape it in the rest of the restaurant. But either place, show your “I voted” sticker and you can have a red or blue cocktail for just $6. Your choice is between the BaRocks Obama or the Mitt Rumney. (What, no Gary Ginson?)

• What’s more romantic than following the election over fondue? Show your sticker at Geja’s Cafe and get 20.12% off your tab all evening.

• Finally, need a pizza to watch the results at home? Pizza Persona has two candidate special pizzas: The Obama will be a Hawaiian pizza (traditional sauce, shredded mozzarella, ham, pineapple) with roasted red peppers, while the Romney pizza includes Spicy Thai sauce, no cheese, broccoli, tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, chicken. Try each personal pizza for $8 each or get both, plus a dessert pizza for only $20.12.