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posted: 1/4/2013 6:00 AM

Eating out: Carlucci welcomes new chef, flavors

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  • Carlucci's chef Jonathan Harootunian's new menu includes garganelli with duck, wild mushrooms, broccoli rapini and fig syrup.

      Carlucci's chef Jonathan Harootunian's new menu includes garganelli with duck, wild mushrooms, broccoli rapini and fig syrup.
    Courtesy of Carlucci

  • Carlucci welcomes a new chef, Jonathan Harootunian.

      Carlucci welcomes a new chef, Jonathan Harootunian.
    Courtesy of Carlucci


Carlucci's new chef and menu items
The new executive chef at Carlucci brings an award-winning background and several new tastes to the menu. Jonathan Harootunian, who formerly cooked at the Michelin-starred Courtwright's, offers new flavors for pizza, pasta and steak. Try the sauteed whitefish "vivace" with roasted potatoes, broccoli rapini and brown butter vinaigrette for $19.95.
Carlucci is at 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. (630) 512-0990 or

Yumz yogurt comes to Warrenville
Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt is open in Warrenville's Cantera Commons. Serving more than 50 flavors and 75 toppings -- including fruits, nuts, sauces and dry toppings -- the flavor combinations are endless. Yumz offers three styles of fat free yogurt -- tart, regular, no sugar added -- and sorbet. Stop in Monday, Jan. 7, and purchase three and get one free.
Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, 28341 Diehl Road, Warrenville.

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Winter brewmaster dinner at Emmett's
Dine and drink with a master at Emmett's brewmaster dinner at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10. Dinner includes a roasted beet trio, followed by a roasted tomato basil bisque, a coconut sorbet, and the entree -- the McCarthy Red Ale BBQ braised beef brisket. For dessert, enjoy a port-poached, Godiva-dipped Anjou pear. Beers include the Belgian Wheat Ale, Double Red Ale, Lemon Drop Liqueur, American IPA, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. $59.99 per person including gratuity.
Emmett's Brewing Company, 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine. (847) 359-1533 or

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