WBEZ | David Burke's Primehouse http://www.wbez.org/tags/david-burkes-primehouse Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Friday Foodie Forecast: Summertime treats http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-06-24/friday-foodie-forecast-summertime-treats-88285 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-June/2011-06-24/Ice Cream at David Burke&#039;s_Facebook_David Burke.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px; text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-24/Ice%20Cream%20at%20David%20Burke%27s_Facebook_David%20Burke.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 373px; margin: 5px;" title="Jumbo cone from the pop-up shop at David Burke's Primehouse. "></p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;">Rain or shine, summer has finally arrived in&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_0">Chicago</span>. What better way to celebrate than with ice cream, barbeque and booze?</p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;"><strong>Get the Scoop at David Burke's Primehouse</strong></p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;">Kick your weekend off to a sweet start and chill out this summer at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.davidburke.com/primehouse/" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_1">David Burke's</span>&nbsp;Primehouse</a>&nbsp;where&nbsp;every Friday&nbsp;in June, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jameshotels.com/Chicago-Hotel.aspx?name...JBar%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">JBar&nbsp;</a>entrance is transformed into an ice cream pop-up shop beginning at 3:00 p.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m. - or whenever the last scoop is served. Creative, signature ice cream creations by&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_2">Executive Pastry Chef</span>&nbsp;Jove Hubbard will be featured each week. Tonight's scoops include a dark indulgence and a light, summertime treat - black velvet (<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_3">chocolate ice cream</span>, devil's food, dark chocolate cremeux, smoky scotch caramel), and&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_4">strawberry rhubarb pie</span>&nbsp;(roasted&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_5">vanilla ice cream</span>,&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_6">strawberry rhubarb pie pieces</span>). Guests are invited to stay tuned to&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_7">David Burke’s Primehouse</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/dbprimehouse" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_8">Twitter</span></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/DavidBurkesPrimehouse" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_9">Facebook</span></a>&nbsp;for weekly flavor updates where feedback and suggestions may be taken into account for upcoming flavors. Jumbo cones are available for $5 a scoop (cash only), and it is a limited pop-up indulgence. David Burke’s Primehouse is&nbsp;located at 616&nbsp;North Rush at The James Hotel. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.davidburkesprimehouse.com/" style="color: rgb(35, 71, 134); text-decoration: underline; outline-style: none;" target="_blank"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_10">www.davidburkesprimehouse.com</span></a></p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;"><strong>Farm Tour and Dinner with Slagel&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_11">Family Farm</span></strong><br> Want to see where your food comes from? Here’s a great opportunity to do just that as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slagelfamilyfarm.com/" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Slagel Family Farm&nbsp;</a>announces its&nbsp;<em>Farm Tour and Dinner</em>&nbsp;series beginning&nbsp;Saturday, July 2, in&nbsp;Fairbury, IL. From&nbsp;2:30 - 9p.m. Farmer/Owner Louis John Slagel will start off the afternoon with a tour of his livestock farm where all natural, hormone free pork, beef, lamb, goat, chickens and ducks are raised to butcher and sell to consumers and restaurants throughout Chicagoland. Guests will see a variety of livestock and learn about the old-fashioned production practices the Slagels use to produce their farm&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_12">fresh meat products</span>.</p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;">Immediately following the farm tour, a dinner will be served family style in a new barn next to the livestock pastures. The first dinner of the series will be prepared and served by guest chefs Perry Hendrix of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.customhouse.cc/%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Custom House Tavern</a>, Jeffrey Hedin of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leopoldchicago.com/%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Leopold</a>, Charles Burkhardt of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.owenengine.com/" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Owen &amp; Engine</a>&nbsp;and Mike Sheerin of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.3floyds.com/" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">3 Floyd's Brewery</a>. The dinner is BYOB - lemonade and water will be provided. Slagel Family Farm will provide products for purchase on the farm to take home, so bring a cooler to store your products in for the trip home. For a complete list of upcoming farm dinners and participating restaurants, click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slagelfamilyfarm.com/farm_tour.shtml.%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">here</a>.&nbsp;Tickets for the event can be purchased at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/179857%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_13">Brown Paper Tickets</span>&nbsp;</a>- General $125.00/Youth(11-16) - $30.00/Children 10 and under – free. Slagel Family Farm is located at&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_14">23601 E. 600 North Road, Fairbury, IL 61739</span>. For more information, call&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_15">815-848-9385</span>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slagelfamilyfarm.com/index.shtml." style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Slagel Family Farm</a>.</p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;"><strong>Elevate BBQ at Mercadito</strong></p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Mercadito</a>&nbsp;spices up the barbeque with a cooking demo just in time for summer grilling season&nbsp;this Monday, June 27, from 6 – 9 p.m. Held at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.doubleachicago.com/" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Double A</a>, the lounge located directly beneath Mercadito, Chef Patricio Sandoval goes beyond hot dogs and hamburgers and will share his summer recipes for how to impress Independence Day party-goers by demonstrating five-courses including authentic parrillada of steak, chicken and vegetables. In addition, Sandoval will also demonstrate a refreshing crudo of scallops, ribs with a spicy chipotle Mexican barbeque sauce,&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_16">fish tacos</span>&nbsp;and a light fruit dessert with a surprising kick at the end. Priced at $55 per guest (exclusive of tax and gratuity), each dish also comes paired with summertime cocktails. For a complete look at the evening’s menu, click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mercaditorestaurants.com/chicago/docs/cooking_201106_menu.pdf%20%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">here</a>. Reservations for&nbsp;classes&nbsp;are required and may be made by calling&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_17">312.329.9555</span>. Double A is&nbsp;located at 108 W. Kinzie. For more information&nbsp;and a complete list of upcoming events, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;"><span class="yshortcuts">www.mercaditorestaurants.com</span></a><a href="http://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.%20" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">.&nbsp;</a><br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Explore Summer Spirits at Potter’s Lounge</strong></p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.potterschicago.com" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Potter’s Lounge</a>&nbsp;brings back it’s&nbsp;<em>Secret Spirits Society</em>&nbsp;series for summer and fall kicking off the first installment&nbsp;Wednesday, July 6, from 6 -7 p.m. Showcasing acclaimed and rare brands of champagne, wines and spirits, attendees will enjoy elite selections in an intimate ambiance where they will learn all about the history and individual distilling process of the visiting brand. Led by Beverage Manager Patrick Coyne, Potter's will host the series the first Wednesday of each month through October beginning with champagne featuring Moet and Hennessey brands. Each class costs $25 per person and includes a variety of bar bites created to complement each libation&nbsp;courtesy of Potter's Lounge Executive Chef Greg Elliott. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling&nbsp;<span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_19">(312) 917-3404</span>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="http://www.potterschicago.com." style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">online</a>. Potter’s Lounge is located at 17 E. Monroe St. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.potterschicago.com/" style="color: rgb(35, 71, 134); text-decoration: underline; outline-style: none;" target="_blank"><span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1308877141_20">http://www.potterschicago.com</span></a>.</p><p style="margin: 0.6em 0px 1.2em; padding: 0px;"><em>Today's post was written by contributor Dimitra Apostolopoulos. </em><br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-06-24/friday-foodie-forecast-summertime-treats-88285 Monday Foodie Forecast: Easter Brunches http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/monday-foodie-forecast-easter-brunches <p><p>Easter brunch is a time-honored tradition, conjuring thoughts of spiral ham, tempting chocolate bunny ears and grandma throwing back a few Bloody Marys. Whether your preference is for the traditional, the gourmet, the vegetarian or the wacky, Easter brunches around the city offer a range of options for your April 4 celebration. &sbquo;&nbsp;(A big thank you to Katherine, my intern, for helping assemble this list). </p><p><strong>LM Le Restaurant</strong> This modern, comfortable Lincoln Square restaurant will serve up a contemporary French Easter brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Cold buffet options include croissants, artisan breads, pain au chocolat, salads, assorted sushi rolls, smoked salmon and sturgeon, artisan cheeses, homemade country terrine, and a charcuterie selection. À la carte entrées will feature a choice of LM quiche with caramelized shallots, gruyère and spinach; brioche french toast with roasted pears; herbed risotto with pine nuts, zucchini and goat cheese; pan roasted arctic char with artichokes, heart of palm and sauce vierge; and a croque monsieur with béchamel and frites. Desserts include chocolate mousse and French pastries. The cost is $39 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. There is no cost for children under 2 years old. LM Le Restaurant is located at 4539 N. Lincoln Avenue. Call (773) 942-7585 for reservations.</p><p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/dolinsky/2010/03/monday-foodie-forecast-easter-brunches/19170 /lm_easter_eggs" rel="attachment wp-att-19174"><img height="167" width="252" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//LM_Easter_Eggs.jpg" class="size-full wp-image-19174 " /></a> <strong><!--break--> </strong><br /><em>LM's Eggs Benedict on an English muffin</em></p><p><strong>David Burke's Primehouse</strong></p><p style="text-align: left;">Chef Rick Gresh will continue his Brunch-in-a-Box series with this Easter Box, available on April 4 from 11 am to 3 pm. The box is filled with braided sweet bread, a colored quail egg, roast lamb loin with spiced fruits, a potato nest with diced ham and poached egg, roasted spring asparagus with lemon and Parmesan cheese. The regular Brunch-in-a-Box menu as well as other breakfast classics, Bloody Mary carafes and sparkling cocktails will be available. The cost is $22 per person. David Burke's Primehouse is located in the James Hotel at 616 N. Rush Street. Call (312) 660-6000 for reservations.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Green Zebra</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">This contemporary vegetarian restaurant, headed by 2006 James Beard Award winner Shawn McClain, offers their traditional Sunday brunch this Easter. The&sbquo;&nbsp;à la carte&sbquo;&nbsp; menu includes a poached egg and mustard greens salad, welsh rarebit with brioche and a poached egg, Anson Mills grits with a poached egg and smoked mushrooms, french toast with roasted pears, and buttermilk biscuits with mushroom gravy and sunny-side-up egg. Beer and wine by the glass are available, as well as Green Zebra's Good Morning cocktails like a Lanai Sparkler with hibiscus or the Green Zebra Bloody Mary. Menu items range from $7 to $12. Green Zebra is located at 1460 W. Chicago Avenue. Call (312) 243-7100 for reservations.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Va Pensiero</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">This elegant Evanston Italian favorite will serve Easter Brunch from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm. The three-course prix fixe menu begins with starters such as a baby arugula salad with walnut-kalamata dressing; house made chicken liver pâté; exotic mushroom and pancetta risotto chive mascarpone; and lobster bisque with brandy. The main course features choices such as eggs benedict over focaccia crostini with mascarpone hollandaise; grilled lamb loin with rosemary polenta and swiss chard; asparagus, tarragon and fontina frittata with sundried tomato fondue; and pan-roasted Alaskan salmon with mascarpone-infused polenta and cherry tomato &quot;relish&quot;. Desserts include bittersweet chocolate budino; vanilla-lemon infused panna cotta; vanilla-mascarpone cheesecake; and bittersweet chocolate crepes with brown sugar caramel sauce. The three-course menu is $38 per person. Va Pensiero is located at 1566 Oak Avenue in Evanston. Call (847) 475-7779 for reservations.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>NoMI</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">NoMI's Easter buffet will be offered from 11:15 am to 3:00 pm, with to-die-for views of the Magnificent Mile sure to impress visiting relatives. The brunch will be served as a buffet with a choice of entrée. Buffet options include Jonah crab claws, oysters on the half shell, beef tataki salad with ponzu, seafood omelet skewers, assorted breads and muffins, homemade bread pudding, artisan breads, salad niςoise, spring asparagus salad with truffle vinaigrette, duck confit with wild rice salad, artisan cheeses and charcuterie, country-style pork terrine, house cured salmon, spring carrot soup, miniature belgian waffles, buttermilk pancakes, pastry selections and a carving station featuring slow-roasted leg of Colorado spring lamb. À la carte entrée choices include eggs benedict with sautéed spinach and lobster medallions; specialty omelets; spring pea and morel risotto; Freebird farms chicken; Atlantic halibut; and flat iron steak with bordelaise sauce. The cost is $105 for adults and $30 for children ages 6 to 12. Credit card reservations are required and can be made by calling (312) 239-4030. Cancellations must be made within 72 hours notice, otherwise a $50 cancellation fee per person will be charged. NoMI is located at the Park Hyatt Chicago, 800 N. Michigan Avenue.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img height="253" width="200" alt="" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//NoMI-Easter_Brunch.jpg" class="size-full wp-image-19179 " /><br /><em>The dining room at NoMI</em></p><p style="text-align: left;"><strong>one sixtyblue</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Chef Michael McDonald presents a three-course Easter brunch from 11 am until 2:30 pm. The prix-fixe menu includes tropical fruit salad with &quot;angel food croutons&quot;, grilled shrimp with curried cucumber yogurt sauce, slow-cooked pork belly with buttermilk biscuits, egg white omelet with asparagus and chantarelle mushrooms, flat iron steak with braised radishes and fiddlehead ferns, iberico ham with eggs benedict, ricotta and English pea ravioli, peanut butter panna cotta, coconut pineapple upside-down cake and sorbets. The cost is $39 for adults; a $12 children's waffle bar is also available. one sixtyblue is located at 1400 W. Randolph Street. Call (312) 850-0303 for reservations.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>10pin Bowling Lounge</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Really more of a lounge than a bowling alley, 10pin never lets food take a backseat to the bowling. This Easter, the lounge will offer seatings at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, featuring a brunch buffet, two hours of bowling and visits from the Easter bunny. The buffet brunch items such as muffins, bagels, eggs benedict, Baileys Irish Creme-stuffed french toast, applewood smoked bacon, penne vodka pasta, chicken vesuvio, capresse salad, honey baked ham and prime rib carving stations, cookies, pastries and cakes. Children's foods are also available. Adult cocktails are $9.50 and include the Chocolate Bunny (vodka, creme de banana, godiva white chocolate liqueur, frangelico and cream), the Easter Egg (vodka, creme de cacao, blue cura&fnof;&sect;ao, and cream), the Pink Peep (vanilla vodka, strawberry creme liqueur, grenadine, cream and garnished with a pink Peep), among others. If children knock down a special pink pin while bowling, they will win an Easter egg filled with treats and will be entered to win the grand prize, an Easter basket filled with toys and candy. The cost is $39 and includes the buffet, two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Children under age 4 are free. 10pin is located at 330 N. State Street. Call (312) 664-0300 for reservations.</p></p> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/monday-foodie-forecast-easter-brunches