Dining out: Only a few days left for Geneva Restaurant Week
Geneva Restaurant Week
There's still time to take advantage of Geneva Restaurant Week, as restaurants are running specials now through Sunday, Jan. 27. Lunch and dinner deals typically range from $9 to $39, and some include multiple courses and/or a drink. Participating restaurants include: 1910 Bar, Altiro Latin Fusion, Atwater's in The Herrington, Chianti's, Cotto A Legna, Craft Urban, Del Barrio Mezcaleria, FoxFire Restaurant, Geneva Ale House, GIA MIA, Houlihan's, The Little Traveler Atrium Café, Livia Italian Eatery, Old Towne Pub Geneva, Osteria Bigolaro, Preservation, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sergio's Cantina, Stockholm's and The Walrus Room. Find details at genevachamber.com/.
To help ease the pain of the government shutdown, Potbelly Sandwich Shop will be offering BOGO sandwiches to government workers Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 23-27. A Federal Government ID is required. Potbelly Sandwich Shop has locations throughout the suburbs. potbelly.com/.
Bourbon dinner at Wildfire
If you're a fan of bourbon, make reservations now for Wildfire Lincolnshire's Beam Suntory Bourbon Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. The $100 dinner starts off with stuffed shrimp scampi and honey-bourbon chicken meatballs paired with Jim Beam Black. Next up is Basil Hayden's-brown sugar glazed Faroe Islands salmon with Basil Hayden's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The main course consists of roasted maple whisky rack of pork and Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. End the meal with roasted apple crostata and Jim Beam Vanilla. Tax and gratuity are not included. Wildfire is at 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900 or wildfirerestaurant.com/.
It's almost here: The first Libation Trail Tastin' Tour, a brewery bus tour from Visit Lake County and Vorlauf Brew Tours, rolls out at noon Sunday, Jan. 27. The tours starts at Half Day Brewing Company, 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, before traveling by luxury shuttle to Roaring Table Brewing in Lake Zurich, Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein and then finishing back at Half Day. The tour, which ends at 5 p.m., includes catering at Half Day Brewing, a craft beer tour guide, three beers (one per location), one surprise bus beer, a VIP brewery tour at Tighthead Brewing, a survival goody bag, and "Jebeerdy" trivia and prizes. It's $69.95 per person (21 and older only). Order tickets at vorlaufbrewtours.com/events-1/libation-trail-tastin-tour. For details, see visitlakecounty.org/libation-trail.
Roka Akor's dynamite scallop maki is part of the Chef's Table Sake Dinner Wednesday, Jan. 30.
- Courtesy of Roka Akor
Get ready to expand your palate when Roka Akor Oak Brook hosts a special Chef's Table Sake Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Executive chef Ce Bian has created five specialty pairings with sake from Tenzing Wine & Spirits. Start off with Okunomatsu Sparkling Sake before moving on to the first course of Werps Farm salad, hamachi tataki, escolar tataki and Wakatake Demon Slayer. Second course features a sashimi platter with three to five kinds of sashimi and Dassai 50, while third course offers tiger shrimp tempura, dynamite scallop maki and Kotsuzumi Balance "A Roka Akor Exclusive Collaboration." Course four is yuzu miso black cod, sweet corn with garlic soy butter and Dassai Nigori Cloud 50. Finish with ube pot de crème for dessert. Tickets cost $75. Roka Akor Oak Brook is at 166 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 348-9210 or rokaakor.com/oak-brook/.
The Heritage will tempt your taste buds when it partners with Timberfeast Farm for a four-course prix fixe Duck Dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. The dinner is $60 a person; a beverage pairing can be added for $25. The Heritage is at 7403 W. Madison St., Forest Park, (708) 435-4937 or theheritageforestpark.com/.
Super Sunday planning
It's never too early to start thinking about those Super Bowl parties and what you might serve. Here are some carryout options:
• Big Bowl Lincolnshire & Big Bowl Schaumburg: Party platters include grilled chicken satays, sesame peanut noodles, barbecued pork fried rice, Mongolian beef and more. Order by Saturday, Feb. 2; pick up by Sunday, Feb. 3. Lincolnshire: (847) 808-8880; Schaumburg: (847) 517-8881. bigbowl.com/
• Bub City Rosemont: Carryout options include barbecue wings, fried chicken and barbecue by the pound, including 18-hour smoked brisket, pulled pork and more. Order by Saturday, Feb. 2; pick up by Sunday, Feb. 3. (847) 261-0399 or bub-city.com/rosemont/.
• Wildfire: Think outside the box with Wildfire's party platter menu, which includes the Wildfire chopped salad, bison meatballs, kale and artichoke fondue, barbecued baby back ribs and more. Plus, indulge in the seasonal pie or triple layer chocolate cake. Order by Saturday, Feb. 2; pick up by Sunday, Feb. 3. Lincolnshire: (847) 279-7900, Oak Brook: (630) 586-9000, Glenview: (847) 657-6363, Schaumburg: (847) 995-0100 or wildfirerestaurant.com/.
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