Dining events: Marigold Maison brings upscale Indian fare to Bannockburn
Marigold Maison now serving in Bannockburn
Upscale Indian restaurant Marigold Maison recently opened in Bannockburn. Owned by Lake Forest-based JNK Concepts, the restaurant prides itself on handcrafted spice blends and organic ingredients. Chefs don't use cream or butter, which keeps dishes lighter and healthier. Specialties include: seared eggplant, chickpea ceviche, gol guppa, chicken tikka, tikka masala, bhel puri, samosas and sang paneer. Open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. Marigold Maison is at 2535 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn. (847) 940-0200 or marigoldmaison.com.
Wheaton welcomes Gia Mia
A new upscale family-friendly pizza bar Gia Mia has opened in downtown Wheaton. The creation of chef Brian Goewey, co-owner and chef at fire + wine pizza bar in Glen Ellyn, Gia Mia features Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in an imported Italian brick oven using farm fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella and small plates. Stop in from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday or 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The restaurant will be closed Sundays. Gia Mia is at 106 N. Hale St., Wheaton. (630) 480-2480 or giamiapizzabar.com.
Free cake at Portillo's
Let Portillo's make your birthday with a free piece of its famous chocolate cake. Join Portillo's new birthday club online. Then, on your special day, pop into any Portillo's for a free piece of fresh-baked chocolate cake. Candles not included. Portillo's has locations throughout the suburbs. portillos.com/freecake.