Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Passover and Easter at Kurman Restaurant Clients

Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen
75 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, Ill.
(847) 427-4242

St. Patrick’s Day Specials at Birch River Grill
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s day at Birch River Grill. In addition to its regular menu, specials include the seasonal favorite Old Fashioned Corned Beef and Cabbage, with boiled red skinned potatoes, carrots and Irish soda bread ($12.95) and Galway Bay Fish & Chips, Guinness battered Cod filets with seasoned crispy potatoes, tartar sauce and tangy cabbage slaw ($12.95). For dessert, try the Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake ($5.95).

Whether dining or enjoying Birch River Grill’s vibrant lounge and bar scene, the special drink menu offers something for everyone including Irish Coffee, Bushmills and coffee, garnished with whipped cream and green crème de menthe ($4); Dublin Handshake, Bailey’s, Jameson and Sloe Gin in a martini glass ($6); Irish Kiss, Bushmills, Peach Schnapps, orange juice and ginger ale ($6) and Nutty Irishman, Bailey’s and Frangelico ($6).

Birch River Grill Easter Brunch Buffet – April 12
Join your family and friends in celebrating Easter in the warm, rustic setting of Birch River Grill and enjoy their hearty Easter Brunch Buffet. The brunch features a Seafood Station with whole smoked king salmon, whole smoked trout, fresh shucked oysters, cocktail shrimp and green lip mussels; a Salad Station with mixed field greens, baby hearts of Romaine and orzo primavera salad; a Continental Breakfast with bakery fresh breads and fresh fruit; Eggs, Omelets and Waffles; a Carving Station with herb roasted prime rib of beef and maple roasted turkey breast; a Hot Buffet with roasted rainbow trout, pan seared chicken breast, three cheese au gratin potatoes, fusilli pasta and spring vegetable mélange; and Desserts like assorted mini French pastries, mini fruit tarts, tortes, cakes and Birch River Grill’s signature carrot cake. The Easter brunch is offered 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, and is $32.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids 12 and under, and children under four are complimentary.

Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge stays open one hour later daily. All major credit cards are accepted. Complimentary parking is available. For reservations or more information, please contact Birch River Grill – An American Kitchen at (847) 427-4242 or visit them on the web at http://www.birchrivergrill.com/.

733 W. Madison St., Chicago
(312) 602-2100

Dine and All That Jazz
Retro-chic West Loop eatery Dine introduces live music, encompassing sounds from the 1950’s through today, starting 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, February 27. Music will be offered on a regular basis. “We have a perfect setting for music,” says Khal Mohamad, manager and music director. It’s a natural progression for us to add music to our vibrant bar scene. We have a lot of comfortable lounge chairs, banquette seating and a dining room that’s perfect for an evening of good food and entertainment. We encourage people to come and stay; make an evening of it. Being situated in an area that’s one of Chicago fastest growing neighborhoods and offering complimentary parking is a big plus,” he says. Dine features $6 House Martinis every Friday and a popularly priced menu.

Dine Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day All Month
Join the month long celebration at Dine with St. Patrick’s specials offered from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily March 1 through March 31. Enjoy Guinness Corned Beef, corned beef brisket with brown sugar drizzle, Guinness marinade, baby carrots, baked parsnips and Irish style soda bread served with butter and jam ($18). For soup, try the Irish Stew, a bowl of traditional Irish Stew, soda bread served with butter and jam ($9). Enjoy the Irish Reuben, corned beef and cabbage, toasted Rye bread, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing served with potato salad or fries ($9). For an appetizer or meal option, have the Irish Nachos with French fries, melted cheese, bacon, scallions and sour cream ($8.75).

Dine also offers special St. Patrick’s cocktails including Irish Whisky Flights ($10-$15), or Irish Beers including Guinness, Green Beer on Draft, Sam Adams Irish Red and many more ($4-$7). For a refreshing treat, indulge in the Lemon Whisky Slush, blended Irish Whisky, sugar, fresh lemon juice and ice ($7). Warm up with Dine’s Irish coffee drinks ($7-$9).

Easter Brunch at Dine
Celebrate Easter at Dine with the restaurant’s special Easter Brunch menu offered 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12. The buffet features Chef Carved Honey Ham and baron of beef, Made to order omelets, a Ceviche Bar with shrimp, tuna and vegetarian offerings, Traditional Breakfast Fare, Fresh Fruit and Berries and a Handmade Dessert Table that includes Red Velvet cupcakes, petite pastries and gourmet cookies, brownies and tortes.

Refresh with Mimosas and Sparkling Cider ($5). Dine’s Easter Brunch menu is served Sunday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Dine Easter Brunch is $39 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under and children ages five and under are complimentary.

Dine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch and dinner are served from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Martini Bar and Lounge is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight Friday and Saturday. Dining is available at the bar. Valet parking is complimentary. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Dine at (312) 602-2100 or visit http://www.dinerestaurant.com/.

Glen Prairie Local Flavor Fine Food & Drink
1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.
(630) 613-1250

St. Patrick’s Day Specials at Glen Prairie March 17
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with authentic Irish specials at Glen Prairie Local Flavor Fine Food & Drink. Enjoy Irish Stout Corned Beef Brisket, Irish whiskey and mustard glaze, bacon braised cabbage and buttery parsley potatoes ($20). For dessert, try the Guinness and Chocolate Cheesecake ($6). Irish specials are served with Irish Soda Bread and sweet butter. The St. Patrick’s Day specials are served alongside the restaurant’s regular menu.

Indulge in Glen Prairie’s St. Patrick’s Day drink specials like the Frozen Shamrock, blended honeydew melon, Midori Melon liqueur, Absolut vodka, cream and ice ($9); Irish Spring Coffee, Lavazza Vanilla latté and Bailey’s Irish Cream ($7); and Green Miller Lite Draft Pints ($2.50).

Glen Prairie’s Easter Brunch
Glen Prairie will be celebrating its first Easter Brunch menu on 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a variety of farm fresh foods, including a Salad Station with asparagus salad, prairie salad and fruit salad; a Bakery Station, with various house baked breakfast pastries, a bagel bar and assorted artisan rolls; Omelets Made to Order; a Farm Fresh Buffet with eggs benedict, rustic skillet potatoes, scrambled eggs with chives and aged cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon and maple sausage; a Chefs Station with maple glazed Duroc ham and herb roasted Iowa farmed prime rib; a Fishery Station with smoked Coho salmon and smoked trout spread; and for younger family members, the Kid’s Corner, with silver dollar pancakes, Amish chicken nuggets, mac ‘n cheese, French bread pizzas and fruit cups. The cost of the Easter brunch is $27 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under and children four and under are complimentary.

Glen Prairie Local Flavor Fine Food & Drink is located at 1250 Roosevelt Rd. in Glen Ellyn, Ill. In Chicago’s western suburbs. Glen Prairie is open 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday. The lounge remains open one hour later than the restaurant each day. For more details, contact the restaurant at (630) 613-1250 or visit http://www.glenprairie.com/.

Karma Asian Food & Fine Wine
510 E. Route 83, Mundelein, Ill.
(847) 970-6900

Easter Brunch Buffet at Karma April 12
Enjoy Easter brunch with family and friends at the chic pan-Asian restaurant Karma, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12. There’s plenty to choose from including a Salad Station, with a variety of mixed greens and pasta salads; Seafood Station, with citrus poached King Salmon, shrimp with a plum tomato and horseradish sauce and Creole Bay scallop salad; Omelet Station; Hot Food, including scrambled egg with chives, pepper cured bacon, country sausage links, breakfast potatoes, buttermilk pancakes, cheese blintzes, Grecian style roast chicken, seared salmon and grilled pork loin; Carving Station, with herb and garlic crusted prime rib and oven roasted turkey breast; and Dessert Station, with assorted mini French pastries, fresh tortes and pies. Karma’s Easter Brunch Buffet is $26.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids and kids under five eat free.

Reservations are recommended. Karma is open seven days a week 6:30 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. The lounge 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 Crowne Plaza Chicago North Shore at 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein, Ill. For reservations or more information, call Karma at (847) 970-6900 or visit http://www.karmachicago.com/.

Maxwell’s At the Club
500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago
(312) 527-5800 Ext. 301

Passover Buffet at Maxwell’s at the Club
The East Bank Club’s newly opened restaurant, Maxwell’s At the Club, is offering a special Passover Seder Buffet 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 . Maxwell’s head chef Rich Hall, along with East Bank Club’s executive chef, Mike Lodes have teamed up to prepare a lavish buffet complete with appetizers, entrees and desserts including Passover favorites like Matzo Ball Soup, Gefitle Fish with beet horseradish and Braised Brisket of Beef. “Many of our Passover dishes are prepared from family recipes. Passover dinner has been an East Bank Club tradition for years. Now that we are open to the public, we are thrilled to invite all of Chicago to enjoy this tradition,” says Mike Romano, director of food and beverage.

Other items on the buffet include Chopped Chicken Livers with matzo, Roasted Asparagus and Beet Salad with goat cheese, Roast Rack of Lamb with mint demi and jelly, Salmon with artichoke sauce, Lamb Meatballs with roasted eggplant sauce and Grilled Spiced Tuna. Dessert selections from the buffet include Charoset, Chocolate Dipped Matzo and Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Kosher wine also is included with the buffet, and each table will receive a traditional Haggadah so guests may participate in the Passover tradition of reading of the story of the Exodus. The Passover buffet is $45 for adults and $15 for children under 10. Reservations are recommended. Large groups are welcome.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Maxwell’s at the Club
This Easter, leave the cooking up to someone else and join Maxwell’s At the Club for an Easter Brunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12. This large buffet is filled with a variety of choices for every taste including Shrimp Cocktail, Chilled Roasted and Poached Salmon with mustard sauce, Lox and cream cheese, Curried Chicken Salad with apples, Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sausage, Toasted Cinnamon Brioche with peaches, Lemon Herb Chicken Breast, Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables, Three-Cheese Tortellini with spicy tomato sauce, plus a seasonal array of fruits and berries along with assorted pastries, breads and desserts. An Omelet and Waffle bar will also be available in addition to a Carving Station with Roast Prime Rib, Roast Rack of Lamb and Honey Glazed Spiral Ham. Children will enjoy a special visit from the Easter Bunny after 11 a.m. The cost of the buffet is $45 for adults and $15 for children under 10.

Maxwell’s At the Club is located in Chicago’s East Bank Club (500 N. Kingsbury St., 312-527-5800, Ext. 301). Maxwell’s is open weekdays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. for dinner. The bar and lounge is open 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sunday brunch is served every week, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations for special holiday menus and events are strongly recommended. For more information visit online at http://www.eastbankclub.com/.

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