Monday, June 11, 2012

How to celebrate this Father’s Day in Chicago!

It’s that time of year again to appreciate dad and all he’s done with a Father’s Day celebration.  Some of the hottest restaurants in Chicago are on hand to assist you in all your celebration needs; from delicious dining experiences to shopping giveaways.  Read on the see what’s happening in Chicago this Father’s Day.

Father’s Day special at Elate: Land and Sea Benedict (and don’t forget the cocktails!)

Elate (111 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60654; 312-202-9900) is serving a brunch special this Father’s Day.  Bring dad to enjoy the Land and Sea Benedict, Braised hanger steak, butter poached lobster, fava bean puree and Meyer lemon hollandaise for $17.  In additional to the newly created dish for Father’s Day, dad can enjoy one of the other seasonal options for brunch or dinner including new small plate options such as Rushing Water Trout with housemade fettucine, fava beans, corn pudding and roasted red pepper and the Lamb Merguez Meatballs with tomato, fennel, cerignola olives, feta, and house made naan. Also available are an array of delicious cocktails including the Smoking Gun with Johnny Walker Red blended scotch whiskey, cherry heering, sweet vermouth and fresh orange juice, the Dark & Stormy made with Goslings Dark rum, fresh lime juice, rosemary-brown sugar syrup and ginger beer, the Bourbon Sour with Buffalo Trace bourbon, fresh lemon, simple syrup egg white and bitters.

Bring Dad to Fleming’s on Father’s Day and receive a $25 Dining Card as a gift

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (25 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611; 312-329-9463 and 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, IL 60069; 847-793-0333) will be celebrating Father’s Day  with special brunch and dinner hours, Sunday, June 17.  Opening early at 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fleming’s welcomes you to bring the family and enjoy a three course brunch menu for $34.95 excluding tax and gratuity. An extensive choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts will be available for brunch and include starter options like The Wedge, with iceberg lettuce, grape tomatoes, red onions and crumbled blue cheese, or a Fresh Fruit Medley of berries, melon, pineapple, sour cream and honey sauce.  Entrée options include Filet Mignon Benedict with sliced filet mignon and egg on an English muffin with herb béarnaise sauce and tomato concassé and New Orleans-Style French Toast. Dessert choices include Chocolate Bread Pudding with bourbon crème anglaise and Walnut Turtle Pie, with house made caramel, walnuts and chocolate in a chocolate pie crust.  Fleming’s also will be offering its  Blood Orange Mimosa, a festive and refreshing sparkler with Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Mionetto Prosecco and freshly squeezed orange juice for $7.95.

A children’s brunch menu is available for $16.95, excluding tax and gratuity, for children 12 and under and Fleming’s full menu also will be available throughout the day and evening. Dad will receive a $25 Dining Card for dining on his special day; a wonderful gift for him to come back during his next night out on the town.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Call your preferred Fleming’s location or make reservations online at

Maxwell’s at the Club Annual Father’s Day Brunch

Maxwell’s at the Club (200 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60610; 312-527-5800) will offer its annual Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, June 17. 

The brunch buffet will include delicious options like Chilled Shrimp Cocktail, Chilled Poached and Roasted Salmon, Green Bean and Tuna Salad, Wilted Kale and Farro Salad, Quinoa Salad with Berries and Watermelon, French Toast with Sautéed Peaches, Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Egg Cups, Mesclun Green Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Dried Cranberries and Pecans, Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Berries, Chicken and Apple Sausage, and Four Cheese Ravioli.

In addition to the lavish buffet complete with waffles, omelets, pastries and a dessert bar, chefs will carve prime rib and roasted turkey breast to order.

Come enjoy brunch and celebrate Father’s Day at Maxwell’s for $45.  Children’s brunch is available for $15 for children 10 and under. For reservations, call (312) 527-5800, extension 301, or visit

Prairie Grass Cafe has delicious new items for Father’s Day brunch

Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL 60062; 847-205-4433) will be serving up a delicious spread for its annual Father’s Day brunch. Come and enjoy delightful options for only $42, excluding tax, gratuity and beverages, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17.  A children’s menu also will be available for children 10 and under. Brunch will include new options including New York Strip, with “River Valley Ranch” mushroom sauce, Potato Gratin, Guajillo Pepper Chicken over Rice with Avocado Pico de Gallo, Penne Pasta tossed in Bill Kurtis’ “Tallgrass Beef” Basil-Tomato-Meat Sauce with Parmesan and Bread Crumb Topping.  An omelet station also will be available with all the fixings such as peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, ham and spinach.  Additional buffet items include Grilled tomato with crumbled bacon, blue cheese topping, chives and chopped basil, Asian style sliced albacore tuna, Smoked Salmon Spread with mini bagels, Chopped vegetable salad of julienned carrots, cabbage, celery, cucumber, avocado and bok choy tossed in sherry & dijon vinaigrette, Grilled vegetable platter with basil remoulade and balsamic reduction and Marinated cucumber, spring onion, banana pepper salad with buttermilk dressing and garnished with pea shoots.  An artisan bread station and crêpe station round off Prairie Grass Cafe’s delicious Father’s Day brunch buffet.

Prairie Grass’ regular dinner menu will be available 5 p.m. -9 p.m.  For more information on the Father’s Day brunch, visit

Enter to win Dad a shaving experience he’ll never forget at Westfield Old Orchard

Westfield Old Orchard (Skokie Blvd & Old Orchard Center; 847-673-6800) wants to pamper Dad with The Art of Shaving Experience. Families can enter at the Westfield Old Orchard Concierge or via Westfield’s Facebook page for the chance to win him a Traditional Shave and a shaving kit from Westfield retailer, The Art of Shaving.  Enter to win runs from June 8- July 9.  For more information call 847-673-6800 or visit

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