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Jan 31, 2012 >> Rather go to Brazil than watch the Bowl?
Amanda dishes a Sunday Funday at Sola

Chef Carol Wallack from sola is Cool Chef meets Surfer Chic. This Superbowl Sunday she is hosting a Wahine Tailgate—“Wahine” means Woman in Hawaiian.

As much as we may think New England Patriot’s Tom Brady is a Babe, we all love his fashionista wife, Gisele Bundchen. As he takes on the NY Giants, pay tribute with a Brady’s Brazilian caipirinha cocktail ($11). Crafted with authentic Brazilian cachaca liquor and muddled kumquats. And enter to win a ‘Brazilian’ service (you know what we mean!), compliments of sola.

Want to sip Brady’s Brazilian at home? We snagged the recipe for you.

2 oz Cachaca // 5 oz triple sec // 5 oz kumquat syrup // 2 oz soda

For the syrup: In a sauce pot combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 8 kumquats halved and 1/2 fresh vanilla bean.  Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Allow to cool. Once cooled, fill a large cocktail glass with ice. Add the all ingredients, sliced limes, mint and halved kumquats.
Stir and cha cha cha!

Carol is also whipping up a Pu Pu Platter featuring Hawaiian inspired wings, tuna sliders and her famous edamame ($15). Other specials include tropical cocktails like the Pretty in Pink ($12) and Wicked Wahine ($10), which is concocted with housemade candied ginger vodka, star anise, pineapple, passion fruit juices and black pepper. It’s Super Fun!

sola is located at 3868 N. Lincoln. For more information, call 773.327.3869 or visit sola on-line