Dining events: Virtual pop-up Chef Bill Kim's Pizza & Parm Shop debuts in Oak Brook
Pizza & Parm Shop opens
Chef Bill Kim has done it again. Just a month after opening ghost kitchen Chef Bill Kim's Ramen Bar at Table at Crate in Oak Brook, Kim is opening the virtual restaurant Chef Bill Kim's Pizza & Parm Shop on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Also located in Oak Brook, this new pop-up offers Detroit-style pizza, which Kim says is "a happy medium between Chicago deep-dish and thin crust styles." Options include cheese ($14), sausage or pepperoni ($16) or build-your-own (starts at $14). Also on the menu are a chicken parmesan entree ($18), chicken parm sandwich ($12) and salads, including chopped Caesar ($10), chopped BLT ($12) and chopped giardiniera ($12). Order from cbkpizzaparm.com/ for takeout exclusively through DoorDash. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Virtual restaurant Chef Bill Kim's Pizza & Parm Shop opens Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Oak Brook.
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Supper Club to-go
Set the table with your finest dishes and linens for Di Pescara's new Supper Club dinner to-go. Or go casual. For $26.95 per person, diners can sip on a glass of wine while noshing on fresh-baked ciabatta bread before enjoying a choice of chopped salad, orchard salad, simple salad, traditional Caesar salad or a cup of cream of tomato-basil soup. For the second course, diners can choose from almond-crusted whitefish, chicken (limone, Milanese, giardiniera or alla parmigiana), barbecued ginger Atlantic salmon, spaghetti marinara, shrimp risotto, housemade potato gnocchi in a tomato-vodka sauce, chopped steak and more. The sweet finale features Key lime pie or chocolate mousse cake. Orders must be placed by 5:30 p.m. the day before curbside pickup.
Di Pescara is at 2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, (847) 498-4321, di-pescara.com/menus/supper-club-menu-2/.
Chicken giardiniera is one of many entree options on Di Pescara's new Supper Club to-go menu.
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Feast on the flavors of the season with a Holiday Celebration collaboration dinner to-go available Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11-12, from Winnetka's George Trois and Chicago's Bistronomic. Chef Michael Lachowicz (George Trois) and Chef Martial Noguier (Bistronomic) have devised a three-course menu for two for $100. The first course, courtesy of George Trois, features a duo of foie gras medallion and strudel of wild mushrooms, duck confit and foie gras with candied fig gastrique. For the second course, Bistronomic is offering braised 6 hours short ribs, French lentils, winter squash, root vegetable and country mustard in a Cabernet Sauvignon reduction. Finish with dessert from George Trois featuring fallen chocolate souffle with salted caramel creme anglaise (to be baked at home). Reheating and plating instructions will be included with the French-influenced dinners, which can be ordered through Tock up until 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Pickup is at George Trois or Bistronomic.
George Trois will be serving duo of foie gras medallion and strudel of wild mushrooms as part of its Holiday Celebration to-go dinner available Dec. 11-12.
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The Green Box
Need to feed a small crew? Seasons 52 recently introduced the multicourse The Green Box that feeds four to six diners. For $165, the Kona crusted wood-grilled tenderloin dinner includes a choice of romaine Caesar or field greens salad, lemon-parsley marble potatoes, a choice of caramelized Brussels sprouts or French green beans, and six mini indulgences such as turtle cheesecake or cookies 'n' cream. The other dinner option (with the same sides) is a whole side of cedar plank-roasted salmon for $125. Preorders must be placed 24 hours in advance. And don't forget to add on a seasonal cocktail, too, such as the cranberry and sage (Prairie Organic gin, white cranberry and sage) for $10.50 or the apple bourbon infusion (apple and cinnamon-infused Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, lemon and angostura bitters) for $11.
Seasons 52 is at 3 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 571-4752, and 1770 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-5252, seasons52.com/home.
It's ugly sweater season
Bet you didn't think that ugly holiday sweater could actually get you something for free. Well, it can at CityGate Grille in Naperville now through Dec. 30. All you have to do is make a reservation for a table on CityGate's heated, covered patio, wear an ugly holiday sweater to your lunch or dinner, mention the offer to your server and -- viola! -- a free appetizer is yours. One offer per table, per visit.
CityGate Grille is at 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, (630) 718-1010, citygategrille.com/.
Haven't ordered a cocktail kit before? Consider what Pennyville Station has to offer. The $49.95 Tito's Dominic's Mule includes a bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka, cranberry juice, Goslings Ginger Beer, fresh rosemary and cranberry garnishes, plus two copper mugs and a jigger. Or for the big game, order up Tito's Bloody Mary Kit featuring a bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka, a bottle of Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix, four mini Miller High Lifes, Bloody Mary garnish skewers, and a Tito's cocktail shaker, strainer and stirring straw for $49.95. If you're in the mood for beer, the build-your-own bucket option includes five bottled beers and a carrier bucket for $12 (domestic) or $15 (import). And don't forget the half price bottles of wine, too. Available for carryout or delivery. Pennyville Station opens at 3 p.m. daily.
Pennyville Station is at 112 Main St., Park Ridge, (847) 720-4841, pennyvillestation.com/.
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