Throughout June, Karma Asian Food and Wine, which is one of the most beautiful food lovers’ restaurants in Chicago’s northern suburbs, has just given its fans another great reason to stop by for lunch or dinner: a bottle of wine for one penny. Guests who order two entrées can purchase a bottle of either house red or white wine for an extra cent (there is a limit of one bottle for every two persons). This may be the most enticing wine offer to come along in a long time.
“We’re so excited about our new Executive Chef, Paul Choi, and our new menu, that we’re giving our friends, and hopefully many new friends, the most wonderful reason to visit Karma Asian Food and Wine,” said Todd Gunderson, Regional Restaurant Manager. “Our one-penny bottles of wine are actually excellent selections that everyone will enjoy to accompany our amazing cuisine.”
Guests will have no trouble finding something delicious to relish with their wine, as each food creation is made from top quality, fresh ingredients and is beautifully presented. Among Chef Choi’s new entrée specialties are the signature Korean BBQ Glazed Rib Eye ($26), served with sticky steamed rice and wilted ginger spinach that goes beautifully with a red wine, and the Crispy Tuna ($26), served with seasonal greens, wasabi vinaigrette and sesame-soy, well paired with a refreshing white wine.
Start your meal with tempting appetizers such as the Seared Ahi Tuna with wild arugula, seasonal grape tomatoes and ginger-soy ($12), Firecracker Shrimp with scallions and chili ($10) or the Carpaccio, togarashi seared beef with seasonal greens, cilantro flatbread, wasabi vinaigrette and soy caramel ($9).
Refreshing salad choices include the Karma Salad with seasonal greens, cucumber, red onion, carrot noodles, tomato, and Szechuan peppercorn vinaigrette ($9); or the Chicken Tonkatsu Salad that starts with a house lettuce blend that is combined with tomato, cucumber, peas, carrot noodles, scallions, wonton chips, and yuzu-ginger vinaigrette ($13).
Among the additional new entrée selections are the Grilled Mahi-Mahi with quinoa, roasted red peppers, spinach, baby carrots and ginger-soy ($25); “Potato & Nori” Salmon with wasabi mashed potatoes, wakame salad and ginger scallion ($22); Mandarin Orange Chicken with hoisin BBQ glaze, shiitake mushrooms, baby spinach and Napa cabbage ($24); and Filet Mignon with wasabi mashed potatoes, tempura onions, wild mushroom-tamari jus ($27).
Karma also features delicious noodle dishes such as the Karma Ramen with pork belly, corn, spinach, roasted peppers, poached egg and pork broth ($15); Snapper with soba noodles, shitake mushrooms, bok choy and bonito nage ($22); and Udon with seasonal vegetables, tempura shrimp, fish cake and spicy miso broth ($16).
About KarmaKarma, a stunning contemporary restaurant serving fine Modern Asian Fusion cuisine from Executive Chef Paul Choi, is open seven days a week 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m. for breakfast; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for dinner; and 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday for dinner. Karma Pub is open 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; and 5 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Karma is located adjacent to the DoubleTree by Hilton Mundelein Hotel at 510 East Route 83, Mundelein, IL 60060. For reservations or more information, call Karma at (847) 970-6900 or visit www.karmachicago.com.
Food Photo credit: Cindy Kurman, Kurman Photography