Chicago Gourmet Dine Around Program & Menus Released!

TOP RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATE IN CHICAGO GOURMET AND DINE AROUND PROGRAM

Millennium Park will once again become a culinary hotbed as Chicago Gourmet 2012 takes place Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. The city’s top restaurants, chefs, sommeliers and experts will take part in foodie-focused festivities, which will include cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, seminars and much more.

The Bon Appetit-sponsored Dine Around program, which runs through Sunday, September 30, offers diners a chance to earn a free ticket to Chicago Gourmet by purchasing five meals at participating restaurants. During this time, Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush, Quartino Ristorante, Quay Restaurant and Bar, RIVA Crab House on Navy Pier, Tavern on Rush and Tuscany on Taylor will offer special prix-fixe Dine Around Menus for $35 or $55. Complete menus and details available below. Photos available upon request.

CHICAGO GOURMET PARTICIPANTS

  • Frontier
  • Gibsons Restaurant Group (Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR, Quartino Ristorante)
  • LM Restaurant Group (Brasserie by LM, LM, Troquet)
  • Phil Stefani Restaurant Group (437 Rush, RIVA Crab House, and Tuscany on Taylor)
  • Quay Restaurant and Bar
  • Rosebud Restaurants (Carmine’s, Rosebud Prime, Rosebud on Rush, Rosebud Steakhouse, Rosebud Theater District, Rosebud Trattoria and The Rosebud on Taylor)
  • Tavern on Rush

DINE AROUND PARTICIPANTS & MENUS

PHIL STEFANI’S 437 RUSH
437 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.222.0101 | www.philstefanis437rush.com

Dine Around Dinner Menu by Chef Federico Comacchio
Now through Sunday, September 30
$55 per person plus tax and gratuity

ANTIPASTO
Carpaccio di Tonno Affumicato, Crescione, Olive Marinate, Balsamico e Bottarga
Marinated and lightly smoked Pacific Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, red watercress, marinated Liguria olives, Balsamico and Bottarga di Muggine

ENTRATA
Filetto di Fracosta All’amarone Pancetta e Midollo
Roasted rib eye filet, glazed asparagus, applewood Nueske’s bacon, veal marrow and Amarone reduction

DOLCE
Semifreddo al Balsamico, Biscotto e Amarene
Aged balsamic semifreddo, chocolate brittle, California figs biscotto and candied black cherries

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Bar Bites: Monday – Friday, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Friday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

QUARTINO RISTORANTE
626 N. State | 312.698.5000 | www.quartinochicago.com

Dine Around Dinner Menu by Executive Chef John Coletta
Now through Sunday, September 30
$35 per person plus tax and gratuity

FIRST COURSE
(Choice of one)
Wine Bar Plates
Soup / Salad
Fonduta

SECOND COURSE
One selection from Pasta or Risotto menus

THIRD COURSE
(Choice of one)
Specialties
Seafood
Vegetarian Section

FOURTH COURSE
One Selection from Dessert Menu

HOURS: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 1:00 AM) | Saturday 11:30 AM – 3:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 1:00 AM; pizza until 2:00 AM) | Sunday 11:30 – 1:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 12:00 MIDNIGHT)

QUAY RESTAURANT AND BAR
465 E. Illinois | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.981.8400 | www.quaychicago.com

Dine Around Dinner Menu by Executive Chef Dan Marquis
Now through Sunday, September 30
$35 per person plus tax and gratuity
Optional wine pairings available for an additional $15

FIRST COURSE
Roasted Baby Beet Tartare
Coneflower Farms fresh goat cheese, balsamic caviar, bulls blood microgreens

SECOND COURSE
Pan Seared Diver Scallop
Foie gras, parsnip purée, ground cherry chutney, spiced chocolate sauce

THIRD COURSE
(Choice of one)
Roasted Rabbit
Black kale, red kuri squash purée, huckleberry, pinot reduction

Seared Duck Breast
Thigh confit, forbidden rice, komatsuna greens, pomegranate reduction

*All produce was grown at the farm of Quay’s Executive Chef, Dan Marquis at Mill Road Farms in Sheffield, Illinois.

HOURS: Monday – Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Thursday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.7482 | www.rivanavypier.com

Dine Around Dinner Menu by Executive Chef Luigi Garcia
Now through Sunday, September 30
$55 per person plus tax and gratuity

APPETIZER
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Louis sauce, capers, radish slaw

SALAD
Roasted Organic Beets Salad
Assorted baby lettuces, fennel, radishes, Maytag blue cheese, pinot noir vinaigrette

ENTREE
Prime Sirloin Steak and White Shrimp Combo
Parsnip puree, glazed baby carrots, thyme demi glaze

DESSERT
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Raspberry coulis, chocolate gelato

HOURS: Riva Crab House Main Dining Lunch: Sunday- Saturday, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM |  Dinner: Sunday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM; (lunch menu available from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the bar only) Riva Cafe: Sunday- Saturday, 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM

TAVERN ON RUSH
1031 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.9600 | www.tavernonrush.com

Dine Around Menus by Executive Chef John Gatsos
Now through Sunday, September 30
Lunch Prix Fixe Menu: $35 per person plus tax and gratuity
Dinner Prix Fixe Menu: $55 per person plus tax and gratuity

LUNCH MENU
FIRST COURSE
Organic Mixed Greens
Candied walnuts, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette

ENTREE
Petite Filet Mignon
Angel hair pasta with spinach, wild mushrooms and roasted shallot demi-glace

DESSERT
Cheesecake on Rush
Drizzle of raspberry sauce

DINNER MENU
FIRST COURSE
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic syrup  

ENTREE
Filet of Ribeye Steak and French Fried Skewer of Lobster and Shrimp
Smoked gouda-spinach-sweet corn mashed potato dollop and roasted tomato-caramelized sweet onion demi-glace

DESSERT
Salted Caramel Gelato

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM

TUSCANY RESTAURANT on Taylor Street
1014 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.829.1990 | www.tuscanychicago.com

Dine Around Menu by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla
Now through Sunday, September 30
Three Course Menu: $35 per person plus tax and gratuity
Three Course Menu paired with Wine: $55 per person plus tax and gratuity
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PRIMO
Agnolotti
Ricotta, gorgonzola, Swiss chard, pine nuts, brown butter, parmigiano, sage
Paired with Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Valdadige

SECONDO
Pollo Arrosto
2.5 pound whole chicken, roasted onion, pepper, roasted potatoes, natural jus
Paired with Tenuta Polvaro Nero, Vento

DOLCE
Tiramisu
Paired with Sant’Antimo Vin Santo IL Poggione, Montalcino

HOURS: Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM | Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 3:30 PM – 10:00 PM; Friday, 3:30 PM – 11:00 PM; Saturday, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Sunday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM