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Sign up NOW for extraordinary takeout dinner November 7

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Many Chicago restaurants are devising creative ways to continue providing great food to us starving patrons who are sick of cooking everything at home. And now two local long-time-friends chefs have joined forces to offer an amazingly complex and exciting dinner – you can pick it up locally whether you live in the heart of the city or in the Northbrook area.

Chefs Sarah Stegner and Carrie Nahabedian join forces for elegant collaboration dinner this Saturday, November 7.

Prairie Grass Cafe chefs Sarah Stegner and Brindille chef Carrie Nahabedian are decades-long friends who bonded over their love of great food and the Green City Market. This special six-course dinner features a 30-minute live Zoom video call with both chefs. They’ll  discuss the menu, talk about their friendship and their commitment to community service, and answer any questions you have. The cost is $135 per person plus tax and gratuity and optional wines. Get out your drool rag while you check out this delectable menu!

In the mood…Amuse Bouche

  • Beignets of potato and chickpea
  • Tempura Pine Island prawns
  • Medjool date, Brillat Savarin cheese and local bacon

First course… A pair of autumn soups to take the chill off…from Sarah and Carrie.

  • Butternut squash and parsnip
  • Root vegetable chips, parsley flan and olive oil crostini
  • Fougasse (flat bread of Provence) and Pain au Lait breads
  • Bottle of Goutis Estate Greek EVOO

Next… 

Squash and Goat Cheese “Tart” with flavors of Prairie Fruit Farm and Three Sisters Garden, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate. Prairie Grass Cafe 

Then…

Chilled Maine Lobster Tian with leeks and roasted tomatoes, Trio of sauces. Prairie Grass Cafe 

And then…

Lacquered Aged Moulard Duck Breast and Hudson Valley foie gras with braised red cabbage, Beluga lentils, quince and fennel, port and licorice. Brindille 

To finish…

  • Brown Butter Tarte scented with cinnamon and Calvados, served with poached cranberries, candied hazelnuts and orange confit
  • A pint of hand packed freshly made caramel apple ice cream
  • A box of mignardises (tiny pastries) and frivolities

 And for extra fun…

Wine selections available separately to enhance your in-home dining experience. (Please order wines from the restaurant you reserve with.)

Chosen by Rohit Nambiar, Prairie Grass Cafe

  • Bugey Cerdon, Sparkling Wine, Patrick Bottex, France $25
  • 2018 Walter Hansel Chardonnay, Cuvee Alyce, Russian River $45
  • 2013 Dusky Goose Pinot Noir, Rambouillet, Oregon $95

Chosen by Michael Nahabedian, Brindille

  • Keush Origins Brut Sparkling Wine, Vayotz Dzor Armenia, NV $75
  • Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Florina Greece $70
  • Ogier Rhone Blend, Lirac, 2017 $65
  • Benton Lane Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2015  $75
  • Dessert – half bottle Chateau Bel-Air, Sainte-Croix-Du-Mont 2015 $50

Here’s how it works. Pre-order the menu by calling either restaurant before Thursday, November 5 at 3 p.m. Orders may be picked up at the restaurant from which you ordered at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 7. Once ordered, the link to the Zoom session will be emailed to guests.

Pre-Order:
by 3 pm Thursday, November 5
Prairie Grass Cafe – 847-205-4433
Brindille – 312-595-1616 or email Brindillechicago@gmail.com

Pickup:
by 4 pm Saturday, November 7

Prairie Grass Cafe – 601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook
Brindille, 534 N. Clark St., Chicago

“See” you there!

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Eat out or take Thanksgiving home from 5 Chicagoland restaurants

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312 Chicago sage butternut squash tortelloni

This year spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your loved ones. Whether you want to eat out or enjoy your meal at home, consider partaking in a fully-cooked Thanksgiving Dinner from one of these fine restaurants in the Chicagoland area.

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EAT OUT
Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash, has a special three-course, prix fixe menu available on Thanksgiving from 11am to 9pm for $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. First courses: Artisanal Smoked Salmon Salad, Hand Cut Yukon Potato Gnocchi, or Belgium Endive Salad. Second course options: Roasted Farm Turkey Breast and Stuffed Leg, Nichols Farm Pumpkin Ravioli, or Fall Vegetable Medley. Dessert: Lemon Tart or Chocolate Hazelnut Bars with orange supreme and Grand Marnier sauce.
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Several Kimpton Hotel operations are welcoming guests for Thanksgiving. Executive Chef Luca Corazzina of 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle St. (next to Hotel Allegro in the Loop Theater District), offers a 4-course traditional Thanksgiving menu on November 23, 2017 from 5-9PM. $55/person or $25/child 12 and under. Reservations online or call 312-696-2420. Antipasti include either Acorn Squash Soup or Warm Beet Salad. Primi options: Pesto 3-cheese Lasagna or Sage  Parmigiano Butternut Squash Tortelloni. For Secondi choose either Italian Style Roasted Turkey, or Roasted Faroe Island Salmon, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Braised Brussels Sprouts, Lemon-Butter Sauce. Dessert choices are: Pecan Tart: Bourbon Vanilla Gelato with  Espresso Crème Anglaise or Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chantilly Cream, Caramel Sauce, and Caramelized Pecans. Num!
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The shared plates cocktail bar, Sable Kitchen & Bar, next to Hotel Palomar in River North, will be open on Thanksgiving from 4-11PM, drinks until midnight. Newly appointed Executive Chef Amber Lancaster will serve “Thanksgiving on a Plate” ($35):  Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast, Sweet Potato, Crispy Maple Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Sausage & Pecan Stuffing, Apple Cider Gravy. Gluten Free variation available. Make reservations online. Sable will also be serving craft cocktails on Thanksgiving Eve from their new cocktail menu launching later this month.

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BRING IT HOME
Pierrot Gourmet, 108 E. Superior, known for its gorgeous pastries, is offering group and individual dinners that feature Amish-raised turkey or pork loin along with chef-inspired seasonal sides. Pre-order by Friday, November 17th by phone (312) 573 6749 or online.
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Whole Turkey Dinner $385 (16-18 lbs. serves 8-10 guests) or Whole Pork Loin, $385 (serves 8-10 guests) or Personal Turkey Dinner $37. All dinners include sides of gravy, country mashed potatoes, stuffing, agave glazed acorn squash with spiced pepitas, braised collard greens, organic green side salad with balsamic dressing, cranberry sauce. And don’t forget dessert! Choose pumpkin, apple crumble or pecan pie: Whole Pie (serves 8-10 guests) $28 or Individual Tarts $7.
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Prairie Grass Cafe, 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, IL, is offering North Shore residents no-cook Thanksgiving-To-Go for home. The complete ala carte feast includes all the dishes served on the restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu plus other mouthwatering options like Apple Sage Stuffing, Homemade Sausage and Giblet Stuffing and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts. Order by phone no later than Thursday November 16. Pick up your dinner on Thursday November 23 from noon to 2 p.m. View the full order form here. For more information, call Prairie Grass Cafe at (847) 205-4433.
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