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Valentine’s Day Weekend at Park Grill

Sweetheart Specials, Cocktail Duo and Half-Price Wines

Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14

Capture the heart of your sweetie in the heart of the city this Valentine’s Day. Park Grill in picturesque Millennium Park will celebrate the weekend of love with sweetheart specials, themed cocktails (Sweetheart Martini, Bourbon Bubbly) and half-price select bottles of wine from Friday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 14.

As an added bonus, each day a pair of theater tickets will be raffled off to various performances at The Harris Theater and Chicago Opera Theater. On February 14, one lucky couple will take home a romantic Chicago “getaway package” that includes a one night stay at Hotel Burnham and dinner for two at Park Grill. Also on February 14, all ladies dining at the restaurant will receive complimentary chocolate covered strawberries.

Reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling 312-521-PARK (7275). The dinner hours at Park Grill are Friday and Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday through Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sweetheart Specials 

Cocktails
Sweetheart Martini – amarula, ketel one citreon, lychee syrup, fresh grapefruit juice, grenadine, garnished with a chocolate covered strawberry 11
Bourbon Bubbly – makers mark, crème de casis, champagne, raspberry garnish 11

Starters
East Coast Oysters – mignonette, ginger 12
Half Lobster – butter poached, parsnip, green beans, blood orange 16 

Entrees
Grilled Beef Tenderloin – pearls onions, asparagus, chanterelles, foie butter, bordelaise 35
Pan Seared Big Eye Tuna – black rice, shitake mushrooms, baby cabbage, champagne beurre blanc 29
King Crab – house made parpadelle, green beans, chives, ginger, crab broth 27

Desserts
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Trifle – chocolate chiffon layered with strawberry mousse, topped with champagne gelee 8

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312.521.7275

www.parkgrillchicago.com

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New Year’s Eve Dining at Park Grill

A Celebratory Evening Under the Bean

Saturday, December 31
6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Park Grill’s New Year’s Eve dinner parties, taking place in the heart of Millennium Park under the “bean” and adjacent to the picturesque outdoor ice rink, will consist of two custom packages.

The first dinner, the Wine and Dine package, is a family-friendly affair. Seatings, taking place between 6-9 p.m, will include a children’s menu ($5.95) complete with kid’s mocktails and gourmet hot chocolate ($4 each) for the little celebrants. Adult guests may partake in the three-course tasting menu ($50) with optional wine pairings ($35). As an added bonus for early New Year’s Eve guests, select bottles of wine will be available at a 50-percent discount. Entertainment will be provided by the Lizz & Rex Jazz Trio. The ice arena will be open for skating under the stars. The menus are listed below.

The second dinner party option is Park Grill’s Countdown Package. Taking place after 9 p.m., a five-course tasting menu ($80) will be offered with optional wine pairings ($45). These seatings include live jazz entertainment provided by the Lizz & Rex Trio, champagne toast at midnight, party favors and complimentary trolley rides home (within a two mile radius). The menu is listed below.

To secure your reservations, please call 312.521.PARK (7275).

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312.521.7275
www.parkgrillchicago.com


MENUS

WINE AND DINE MENU
served 6-9 p.m.
tasting menu $50, wine pairings $35

FIRST COURSE 
guest to select
CHILLED OYSTERS ON A HALF SHELL mignonette, pickled ginger
HAMACHI cucumber, radish greens, meyer lemon vinaigrette, tobico
PRAIRIE FRUIT FARM GOAT CHEESE petite spicy greens, baby beets, local mustard jam
to be paired with 2010 Alamos Torrentes, Salta, Argentina

SECOND COURSE 
guest to select
SURF AND TURF American venison and blue prawn, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, coco nibs
COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON lobster hash, buttered cabbage, demi
GRILLED FILET OF BEEF foie gras butter, cauliflower, sweet potato, bordelaise
to be paired with 2008 Cosentino “The Zin” Zinfandel, Lodi, California

THIRD COURSE 
guest to select
PECAN PIE bourbon caramel, sour apple ice cream
PRALINE MOUSSE CAKE chocolate pretzel cookie, Thai basil, praline tuille
SORBET FLIGHT seasonal flavors
to be paired with Mionetto Prosecco

CHILDREN’S MENU
ages 12 and under
$5.95, mocktails and hot chocolate $4

NIBBLES
Cup of Chicken Soup, Veggie Sticks or Romaine Salad

BIG BITES
Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Crispy Chicken Fingers, Macaroni and Cheese, Spaghetti, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog

SOMETHING SWEET
Homemade Ice Cream, Sorbet, Jumbo Cookies

COUNTDOWN MENU
served after 9 p.m.
tasting menu $80, wine pairings $45

FIRST COURSE 
guest to select
CHILLED OYSTERS ON A HALF SHELL mignonette, pickled ginger
HAMACHI cucumber, radish greens, meyer lemon vinaigrette, tobico
PRAIRIE FRUIT FARM GOAT CHEESE petite spicy greens, baby beets, local mustard jam
to be paired with 2010 Alamos Torrentes, Salta, Argentina

SECOND COURSE
guest to select
SEARED SCALLOP squash, oxtail, Swiss chard, five spice
CONFIT LEG OF MULARD DUCK crispy polenta, spinach, duck jus
CELERY ROOT DUMPLINGS matsutake mushrooms, leeks, mushroom broth, truffle
to be paired with 2010 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

THIRD COURSE
guest to select
SURF AND TURF American venison and blue prawn, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, coco nibs
COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON lobster hash, buttered cabbage, demi
GRILLED FILET OF BEEF foie gras butter, cauliflower, sweet potato, bordelaise
to be paired with 2008 Cosentino “The Zin” Zinfandel, Lodi, California

FOURTH COURSE
guest to select
CREAMY SEXY BLUE strawberry preserve, aged balsamic, brioche
AGED CHEDDAR house made cracker, local honey, apple
to be paired with Blandy’s Rainwater Madiera

FIFTH COURSE 
guest to select
PECAN PIE bourbon caramel, sour apple ice cream
PRALINE MOUSSE CAKE chocolate pretzel cookie, Thai basil, praline tuille
SORBET FLIGHT seasonal flavors
to be paired with Mionetto Prosecco

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Christmas Eve Dining at Park Grill

Twinkling Lights and Twirling Skaters Set the Holiday Scene

Saturday, December 24
11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The picture-perfect holiday scene will be set this Christmas Eve at Park Grill. The restaurant, surrounded by twinkling lights and twirling skaters in the heart of Millennium Park’s Plaza, will offer two menus on Saturday, December 24. Chef Alex Shalev will present the traditional daytime lunch menu (with specials) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a holiday dinner menu from 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The exclusive dinner offerings, listed below, include starters (butter poached king crab, crudo of Hawaiian tuna), soups/salads (spiced pumpkin, pear salad), entrees (grilled Amish chicken, braised lamb shank, whole roasted red snapper, sweet potato risotto) and side dishes, as well as suggested wine pairings.

Reservations are suggested, not required – please call Park Grill to arrange a table for your friends and family.

Park Grill
11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60602
312.521.7275
http://www.parkgrillchicago.com

Christmas Eve Dinner Menu

STARTERS

BUTTER POACHED KING CRAB house made pappardelle, long beans, pear, crab nage 16
CRISP EAST COAST CALAMARI spicy bloody mary sauce, lemon, pickled peppers 11
CRUDO OF HAWAIIAN TUNA olive oil, sea salt, caviar 16
POTATO GNOCCHI sunchokes, wild mushrooms, swiss chard, truffle 12

SOUP / SALAD

SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP brown sugar apples, pumpkin seed oil, chives 5/7
FRENCH ONION crouton, gruyere 8
PEAR SALAD pleasant ridge reserve, crispy mushrooms, shallots, arugula, truffle vinaigrette 10
PARK GRILL CAESAR focaccia croutons, tomatoes, coddled egg dressing 9
MARKET HOUSE greens, balsamic onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, radishes, tomato vinaigrette 8

ENTREES – with suggested wine pairings

PRIME RIB OF BEEF green beans, truffle mashed potatoes, horseradish cream, bordelaise 8oz 33 – 12oz 40
“Edge” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley CA 2008 Glass 14, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 19

GRILLED HALF AMISH CHICKEN buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted garlic jus 21
Hahn Winery Merlot, Monterey CA 2007 Glass 10, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 14

ROASTED BERKSHIRE PORK LOIN braised shoulder, turnips, pearl onions, swiss chard, pickled raisin relish 29
Casa de Campo Malbec, Mendoza Argentina 2009 Glass 9, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 13

BRAISED LAMB SHANK zinfandel bbq sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes, baby carrots, mint gremolata 24
Cosentino “The Zin” Zinfandel, Lodi CA 2008 Glass 11, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 16

GRILLED CENTER CUT FILET red wine, roasted fingerling potatoes, spinach 6oz 28 / 10oz 35
“Edge” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley CA 2008 Glass 14, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 19

AMERICAN KOBE BURGER balsamic onions, grain mustard, pretzel bun 17 gorgonzola cheese 2 / cured bacon 2
Cosentino “The Zin” Zinfandel, Lodi CA 2008 Glass 11, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 16

WHOLE ROASTED RED SNAPPER meyer lemon, garlic, fennel, fingerling potatoes 38
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 2010 Glass 13, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 19

GRILLED SALMON butternut squash, maitake mushrooms, pumpkin seed pesto 25
Kings Ridge Pinot Noir, Oregon 2008 Glass 13, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 19

SEA SCALLOPS cauliflower, green beans, mushrooms 26
Newton “Red Label” Chardonnay, Sonoma CA 2008 Glass 14, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 20

SWEET POTATO RISOTTO pumpkin, sage, pine nuts, leeks, manchego cheese 16
Alamos Torrentes, Salta Argentina 2010 Glass 9, Quartino 8-ounce wine carafe 13

SIDES

BUTTERMILK MASHED POTATOES 5
HAND CUT FRIES, GARLIC AIOLI 5
SAUTEED SPINACH, GARLIC 6
ROASTED SQUASH, WILD MUSHROOMS 6
BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON 7
BAKED MAC AND CHEESE, TASSO HAM 7
GRILLED ASPARAGUS, LEMON 7
GREEN BEANS, SHALLOTS 6

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