Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekend Dining Deals

Head to environmentally-conscious, local-focused restaurant Glen Prairie (1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn; 630-613-1250) for Executive Chef Daniel Ovanin's three featured specials, offered March 20, 21 and 22 in addition to the seasonal regular menu:

Lake Superior White Fish, braised red cabbage, sweet peas, carrot and potato ($19)
Seared Diver Scallops, sweet corn polenta with Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon, slow roasted organic grap tomatoes and red pepper coulis ($22)
Dietzler Farms Wisconsin Strip Steak, pommes anna, boursin creamed organic spinach, roasted shallot and truffle butter ($28)

Wine pairings are also available, and reservations are recommended.

For city dwellers, check out the West Loop's retro-themed Dine (733 W. Madison St., Chicago; 312-602-2100), which offers Trio Dinners, available Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22, and starting at just $20.

Trio I
Select One
House salad of baby greens, organic radish, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette
Soup du Jour
Select One
Angus Meatloaf with whipped potatoes and organic spinach
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with sour cream potatoes and cole slaw
Beef Bolognese with penne pasta
Finishing Touch
House Made Ice Cream du Jour
$20 per person

Trio II
Select One
House salad of baby greens, organic radish, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette
Soup du Jour
Select One
Grilled Norwegian Salmon, warm fingerling potato salad and dijon creme
Roasted Amish Chicken Breast, thyme roasted turnips and melted leeks
Finishing Touch
Lemon Pound Cake, blood orange frozen parfait and vanilla bean creme Anglaise
$26 per person

Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended.
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