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 carluccirestaurant.com.
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. yumzfrozenyogurt.com.
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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 emmettsalehouse.com.