Dining events: Perry's Steakhouse debuts in Schaumburg Oct. 22
Perry's opens Oct. 22
The wait is finally over. Known for its prime USDA-aged signature steaks, seven-finger-high pork chops, seafood and flaming desserts, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is opening its newest location on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Schaumburg. The new locale features an open layout with an open-concept kitchen, wine wall, Bar 79 serving handcrafted cocktails and a patio for outdoor dining. The restaurant will eventually be able to seat up to 330 diners at full capacity. But at the outset, capacity will be limited as Perry's will be following strict social distancing guidelines; reservations are strongly recommended. Starting Friday, Oct. 23, the restaurant will be offering the Pork Chop Friday Lunch featuring a smaller portion of the chop, whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce for $16. The special is available for dine-in from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays (the only day lunch service is offered) or to-go from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Dine-in dinner hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Curbside pickup is available from 11 a.m. to close daily.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is located at 1780 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, (847) 648-7451, perryssteakhouse.com/locations/il/chicago/schaumburg/.
The new Perry's Steakhouse & Grille, which opens Thursday, Oct. 22, in Schaumburg, features an open-concept dining room.
- Courtesy of Perry's Steakhouse
Des Plaines Restaurant Week
Get your taste buds ready for Des Plaines' annual Restaurant Week, running Friday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 25. Restaurants such as American Wildburger, Andy's Cafe, The Beacon Tap, Charcoal Delights, Club Casa Cafe, Don's Dock, Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Catering, Little Villa, Mexico Restaurant, Rand Red Hots and Thai Square Restaurant will be serving up special dishes or combos for $6, $12, $18 or $24. The deals will be available for dine-in or takeout. For details, see desplaines.org/government/mayor/week.htm.
Toast to Oktoberfest
There are just a few weeks left to take part in Hofbräuhaus Chicago's annual Oktoberfest celebration. Now through Saturday, Oct. 31, revelers can enjoy live Bavarian music from the Zicke Zacke Party Band starting at 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, freshly brewed Oktoberfestbier and food specials such as Bavarian half chickens, sauerbraten, käespätzle and peach walnut streusel. The party takes place indoors and outside under a tent following strict health guidelines including face masks required for everyone, socially distant tables, upgraded sanitation procedures and health checks for guests and employees.
Hofbräuhaus Chicago is located at 5500 Park Place in Parkway Bank Park, Rosemont, (847) 671-2739, hbchicago.com.
Hofbrauhaus Chicago celebrates a socially distant Oktoberfest through Oct. 31 indoors and under the outdoor tent.
- Courtesy of Hofbrauhaus Chicago
Cincoro Tequila Happy Hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday at Michael Jordan's Restaurant in Oak Brook. During Happy Hour, the ultra premium Cincoro tequila, created by Michael Jordan and friends, stars in specialty cocktails such as the Cinco margarita, which can be paired with bites such as chicken quesadillas, nachos locos and Mexican street corn.
Michael Jordan's Restaurant is at 1225 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 828-2932, michaeljordansrestaurant.com/.
Pumpkin pie profiteroles lead off Chef Michael Lachowicz's new fall dessert options at Aboyer in Winnetka.
- Courtesy of Cindy Kurman, Kurman Photography
Autumn at Aboyer
To welcome fall, Aboyer Chef Michael Lachowicz recently introduced a new autumn menu at his French restaurant in Winnetka. Diners can now nosh on dishes such as foie gras poele, apple tarte Tatin in rosemary shortbread and Calvados gastrique ($26); brown sugar roasted butternut squash soup ($15); five-spiced ahi tuna ponzu with celery root puree ($34); braised beef short ribs "Grand Mere" ($42); "Ragout" of Australian lamb shank ($40); spaetzle sauteed in brown butter ($10); pumpkin pie profiteroles with spiced rum gelato, toasted pecan brittle and chocolate ganache ($14); burgundy poached pear and almond financier with toasted almond gelato ($14) and more. Guests can taste the menu from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday indoors following strict safety precautions or outdoors on Le Patio Aboyer featuring new propane heaters.
Aboyer is located at 64 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, (847) 441-3100, georgetroisgroup.com/aboyer.
New fall menu items at Aboyer include the five-spice ahi tuna ponzu with celery root puree.
- Courtesy of Cindy Kurman, Kurman Photography
National Seafood Month
Now through Oct. 31, Catch 35 in Naperville is honoring National Seafood Month with specials from the sea. Choose from crab and guacamole quesadillas ($15); baked oysters ($18); Maine mussels in white wine broth or Spanish-style ($16); Maine lobster roll ($26); Catch 35 mixed grill featuring grilled salmon, seared shrimp, a half grilled lobster tail and beurre blanc with a choice of side ($37); and the seafood medley featuring scallops, mussels, shrimp and pappardelle pasta ($28). Plus, select bottles of wine are 20% off in October.
Catch 35 is at 35 S. Washington St., Naperville, (630) 717-3500, catch35.com/national-seafood-month-specials/.
Maine mussels are a highlight of Catch 35's special National Seafood Month menu available in October.
- Courtesy of Catch 35
To celebrate autumn, City Gate Grille recently added some new desserts to its menu, including praline pound cake, pumpkin bread pudding, seasonal creme brulee, flourless almond tart and Greek yogurt cheesecake. Plus, to-go diners can try the new flavors at a 20% discount. Now through Tuesday, Oct. 20, order lunch or dinner to-go online using the code 2020 to save 20% on your order. The special does not apply to family meals, the kids' menu, cook-at-home, alcohol, or DoorDash or UberEats orders.
If you're looking for ways to get out of the house, City Gate is hosting a Mettler Vineyards Wine Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. The socially distanced event will be limited to 30 diners, so early reservations are recommended. The dinner, which costs $110 per person, starts with a selection of cheeses and carpaccio in a crispy potato nest with pear and fig jam paired with Albarino 2019. Next up is Chilean sea bass paired with Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2017 before moving on to apple wood bacon-wrapped filet, grilled lemon Parmesan asparagus and loaded duchess potatoes paired with a glass of Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. The meal ends with a Black Forest tart paired with a chilled "Copacetic" red blend.
CityGate Grille is at 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, (630) 718-1010, citygategrille.com/.
Of course, fall means pumpkin everything, and Lettuce Entertain You restaurants are ready to satisfy that seasonal craving. Beatrix in Oak Brook and Chicago offers the pumpkin white mocha (pumpkin spice, white chocolate and oat milk), the Pumpkin Old Fashioned (Rittenhouse rye, spiced pumpkin cordial and bitters), and pumpkin pancakes served with ricotta, toasted pepitas, whipped cream and maple syrup (available until 4 p.m. daily now through Nov. 1). Shaw's Crab House in Schaumburg and Chicago has added pumpkin spice bread pudding to its Sunday Brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For details, see beatrixrestaurants.com/ and shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/.
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