Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Debuts Bar la Carte Menu

 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (25 E. Ohio St., Chicago, 312-329-9463 and Lincolnshire, 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, 847-793-0333) continues to set the standard in steakhouse dining with the introduction of its new Bar la Carte Menu. Served exclusively in the bar, the menu offers Fleming’s guests six all-new satisfying dishes available any time, any evening. More substantial than appetizers or the typical “bar bites” found at many restaurants, the addition of this Bar la Carte menu makes Fleming’s bar as much a destination for food as it is for wine and cocktails.
“Our Bar la Carte menu is a reason to visit Fleming’s any night of the week,” says Russell Skall, Fleming’s Executive Chef. “This isn’t what you usually think of as bar food, instead these are distinctive dishes with a great mix of bold flavors and textures, served in generous portions meant for sharing. Even in the bar, we want to offer our guests a memorable dining experience.”

Each dish had to pair well with both wine as well as a variety of cocktails and beer, and be easily sharable. After a full year of testing and tasting six new items were selected.

The new Bar la Carte menu includes: Salt and Pepper Shrimp served with crispy fried green beans, thin slices of lemon, and a caper-mustard dipping sauce; Prime Steakhouse Meatballs in a spicy peppercorn sauce with shitake mushrooms; Fleming’s Original Prime Rib Melt is slow roasted prime rib stacked on a toasted parmesan baguette with Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, whole-grain mustard, horseradish slaw, and au jus for dipping; Filet Mignon Flatbread is topped with Danish Blue and Monterey jack cheeses, and red onion confit; Cedar-Roasted Mushroom & Artichoke Flatbread has Monterey jack cheese, roasted Christopher Ranch garlic, and roasted red peppers; and Fleming’s Housemade Burrata is served with charred cherry tomatoes, fresh wild arugula, and toasted garlic crostinis.

One additional offering, the Prime Burger, is borrowed from Fleming’s celebrated “5 for $6 ‘til 7” menu. It is served with Wisconsin cheddar cheese, peppered bacon and Fleming’s signature onion rings. “When we were tasting new dishes for the Bar la Carte menu, we knew we had to include the Prime Burger,” comments Skall. “It’s unbelievably popular.”

“Our goal remains as always, to offer an exceptional dining experience, whether it’s in the dining room or in the Fleming’s bar, says Skall.

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