Friday, March 4, 2011

♣ The Luck of O’Kurman—St. Patrick’s Day Delights Worth More Than a Pot of Gold

Everyone will be Irish come March 17. Here at Kurman Communications, we are honored to share our clients’ St. Patrick’s Day plans. Celebrate this year at one of these fabulous restaurants, a reason to feel lucky!

BISTRO ONE WEST
1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles, Ill.; (630) 444-0600

Consider Bistro One West (1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles, Ill; (630) 444-0600) the ideal location to enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day meal while enjoying a breath-taking view of the beautiful Fox River.

Bistro One West is specially preparing Wagyu Corned Beef in-house for the occasion— available March 12-19 both as a sandwich for $6 and an entrée for $16.

The Wagyu Corned Beef Sandwich is served with their signature parsnip chips, making for a superb St. Paddy’s Day meal.

Enjoy the Wagyu Corned Beef Entrée—served with cabbage and sautéed carrots, a delicious Irish meal sure to make its indulgers feel lucky.

About Bistro One West
Bistro One West is a contemporary fresh American Restaurant located at 1 W. Illinois St. in St. Charles, Ill. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The dining room bar is open from 11 a.m. to close. The restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, contact Bistro One West at (630) 444-0600 or visit http://www.bistro1west.com/. Follow Bistro One West on Twitter at @Bistro1West, and “Like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BistroOneWest.

CHICAGO FRENCH MARKET
131 N. Clinton St., Chicago, Ill.; (312) 575-0306

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Thursday, March 17) this year at the Chicago French Market, offering an array of festive items provided by select vendors.

City Fresh Market, a European-styled grocery destination offering west-loop commuters and shoppers healthy, quality items, is taking pre-orders for locally-made Bea’s Best corned beef brisket. Get your corned beef brisket this year, 13-15 pounds for $5.49-$5.99 per pound, from ‘the definitive west-loop neighborhood market’.

Stop by Delightful Pastries for traditional, tasty handmade Irish scones, $2.50 each, and savory potato pie, $4 per slice. The bakery specializes in authentic European pastries, using local, natural and sustainably grown ingredients.

Warm up at Lavazza Espression, offering Mint Èspessone TM.  This delicious drink is made with Italian chocolate heated to a rich, thick delicious flavor, and topped with a fresh mint-flavored light mousse. Available from March 1- March 31, a small is $2.95 and large $3.75 (plus tax and gratuity).

Did you know that Ireland is famous for its cheese? Choose from three distinct cheeses at Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, a European-inspired, authentic neighborhood cheese shop.

Coolea, $29.99 per pound— an Irish aged Gouda-style cheese made in County Cork. The complex flavors of this cheese hint at butterscotch and honey with a slightly nutty and savory note.

Ardrahan, $26.99 per pound—a washed rind cheese from County Cork. The aroma of this cheese belies subtle flavors; savory and smokey with a slight cocoa note.

Cashel Blue, $24.99 per pound—made in County Tipperary, this cheese is rich and creamy with slightly peppery pockets from the blue, a great blue for those who are intimidated by blue cheese.
Stop by Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine Thursday, March 17 between 4:30 p.m. and 6p.m. to enjoy a no-cost beer tasting.

Produce Express will be offering a bundle package including one pound of creamy white potatoes, one bag of carrots (approximately one pound), one head of green cabbage (approximately two pounds) and one large Spanish onion—all for $5 (tax included). 

Make your way to Provo’s Bakery, offering something sweet to satisfy the sweet-tooth. Featured sugar shamrock cookies are $1 each. Festive green and white butter cookies are available for $5 per half-pound, $10 per pound and $16 per 1.5 pound.

During the month of March, Sweet Miss Giving’s is offering two limited edition, Irish-infused items—the Emerald Isle Cupcake and Shamrock Shortbread Cookie.

Made fresh daily, baked goods at Sweet Miss Giving’s are all-natural and preservative free. Stop by to pick up one dozen Emerald Isle Cupcakes for $36 or a half-dozen for $18. Also available are Mini Emerald Isle Cupcakes—one dozen for $12.

Don’t forget to indulge your Irish side (even if just for the day) with Shamrock cookies—$2 each. 

About Chicago French Market
Chicago French Market is a European-inspired market offering an array of local produce, meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheese, wine, chocolates, pastas, artisan-made goods, specialty drinks, flowers, prepared meals and a seating area for customers. Chicago French Market’s diverse group of local vendors stay open year-round, six days per week, and is located within the new MetraMarket development at 131 N. Clinton St. (between Washington and Randolph Streets). Chicago French Market offers complimentary garage parking with entrances at 164 N. Canal St. and 165 N. Clinton St. for one hour or less with a minimum purchase of $20 or more (receipt required).

Please note that from January 2011 through May 2011, if traveling westbound on Randolph Street, the Randolph Street bridge is closed due to the Wacker Drive Reconstruction Project. The minor detour will reroute drivers to head north on Franklin Avenue, then west on Lake Street, to turn south on Clinton Street to access the garage. For more information, visit http://www.chicagofrenchmarket.com/. Follow Chicago French Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChicagoFrenchMarket and on Twitter at @ChiFrenchMarket.

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR
25 E. Ohio St., Chicago, Ill.; (312) 329-9463
960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, Ill.; (847) 793-0333


In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (25 E. Ohio St., Chicago; (312) 329-9463 and 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, Ill.; (847) 793-0333) is offering Draught Guinness on the “5 for $6 ’til 7” bar menu for the special price of $6 for two bottles. It‘s the perfect way to raise an Irish toast with a friend.

Draught Guinness is produced in Dublin using the same ingredients as the keg version and it‘s best enjoyed straight from the bottle. Every time you tilt it to drink, a special mixture of nitrogen is released into the stout, delivering the authentic Guinness experience with every sip.

Did you know that lamb adds to a variety of traditional Irish cuisine? Try your Draught Guinness with New Zealand Lamb Chops—three double thick chops broiled and served with madeira sauce.

You can also enjoy Irish Coffee any evening at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Made with Irish Whisky, the delightful toddy with floating cream on top can be made at home— preheat a coffee cup or glass goblet with very hot water; pour out. Place two sugar cubes in the bottom of the goblet. Pour about 4 ounces of hot coffee over the sugar cubes; stir. Add 2 ounces of Jameson or Bushmills Irish Whisky; stir. Float a half-inch layer of whipped cream on top. Please call Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for pricing (Lincolnshire, Ill.—(847) 793-0333 and Chicago—(312) 329-9463).

About Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar offers the best in steakhouse dining – prime meats and chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders—with a unique wine list that features 100 wines served by the glass. Fleming’s is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Wine Spectator magazine’s annual Awards of Excellence, and Wine Enthusiast’s annual Awards of Distinction.
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