Friday, October 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Dining in Chicagoland - In or Out, These restaurants will serve

If you're planning to dine this Thanksgiving or if you want chefs to do the cooking for you to serve a gourmet meal at home, these two restaurants will accommodate.
 
Maxwell’s at the Club
East Bank Club is hosting Thanksgiving dinner at its place this year and you’re invited. The East Bank Club’s signature restaurant, Maxwell’s at the Club (500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago), is offering a traditional turkey dinner buffet with all the trimmings, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., November 22.  Executive chef Mike Lodes is featuring a variety of appetizer and salad choices including a mix of Chilled Shrimp, Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad, Pancetta and Gorgonzola Green Bean Salad, Cranberry Relish and more. A carving station in the room will feature Roast Turkey served with gravy and natural jus, Roast Prime Rib of Beef with horseradish sauce, and Roast Leg of Lamb with mint jelly. This dinner has an abundance of side options from Roasted Butternut Squash, Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, to Roasted Fresh Seafood, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, and Chicken Piccata. To finish off, guests will be treated to an impressive spread of seasonal fruits, assorted cakes, tortes, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as Pumpkin Pie and Southern Pecan Bars. The price is $45, and $12 for children 10 and under. Reservations can be placed online at maxwellsattheclub.com or by calling (312)527-5800 ext. 301.
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Food Shop’s Thanksgiving To-go
If you plan to entertain at home this Thanksgiving, East Bank’s Food Shop will be delighted to do the cooking.  The Chefs at the Food Shop have put together a complete Thanksgiving menu to suit a variety of tastes. You have the choice of ordering a la carte from their entire menu or selecting the Thanksgiving Package. With the latter option the Food Shop chefs have curated their version of an ideal holiday meal. For $150 (serving 10), guests can enjoy a Whole Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Cornbread Stuffing. There is also a choice of two from their list of side dishes: Sautéed Butternut Squash with Apples and Dried Cranberries, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Green Beans with Wild Mushrooms. Dessert is also included with assorted mini muffins, pumpkin and apple pie. For the complete Thanksgiving menu visit eastbankclub.com, and to place your order call (312) 527-5800 ext. 318, no later than Friday November 16. Your order can be picked up by Wednesday November 21 to November 22.

Prairie Grass Cafe  
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL 60062) continues its annual traditional turkey dinner ($47), 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. November 22. Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris’ master touch creates a deliciously homespun dinner with all the trimmings. For starter courses guests can choose from a comforting bowl of Butternut Squash Soup or an Organic Mixed Green Salad with pumpkin seeds, parmesan, pomegranate and balsamic dressing. For the main event, Oven Roasted Turkey complete with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy will be served. This holiday dinner features the traditional sides of Apple Chestnut Stuffing, Sweet Potato Puree topped with homemade marshmallow. Fresh vegetables and cranberry sauce will also be available. An appropriately sweet ending to this Thanksgiving Day meal is a choice between Mom’s Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, or Double Chocolate Cake.  To place your reservation call (847) 205-4433.
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Prairie Grass Cafe’s Thanksgiving To-go
This Thanksgiving season, Prairie Grass Cafe wants to give you a night off and make dinner for you. With its Thanksgiving to-go menu, guests can enjoy the benefits of a delicious homemade meal, made by Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris. This traditional turkey dinner has the benefit of being made with the fine dining cooking techniques and locally sourced ingredients Prairie Grass is known for. This catered dinner comes with multiple size options, and a variety of choices. All your favorites are available from Roasted Turkey with Gravy, with a choice between Apple Sage Stuffing or Homemade Sausage and Giblet Stuffing. The appetizers are a mix between Butternut Squash Soup, Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp with Homemade Horseradish Sauce and more. For side dish options, patrons can choose from Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Puree, Sautéed Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and others. For dessert, Mom’s Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie and a Double Chocolate Cake are available. This ready-made dinner will be available for pickup, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. November 22; orders must be received by November 18. To place your order call (847) 205-4433.
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