March Brings Spring And Easter Specials To Prairie Grass Cafe

(CHICAGO) March 2013 - North Shore restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd. Northbrook, IL 847-205-4433) has designed specials for the month of March inspired by the spirit of the season. Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris have created a traditional Irish dinner for St. Patrick's Day, an Easter Brunch Buffet, a spotlight dessert of the month and more.

March Featured Dessert of the Month

Beginning the first week of March, Prairie Grass Cafe will be serving a special treat: Homemade Profiteroles filled with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and topped with a Valrhona Chocolate Sauce ($8.50). This decadent yet refreshing dish is served in sets of three, perfect to share or splurge on for yourself.

"Special Meals We Want to Share with You" Thursdays

Chefs Sarah and George want to cook their favorite meals and share them with you. Join them every Thursday in March for a tour of some of their favorite dishes. March 14 features a special "Seafood Stew" with lobster, sea scallops and mussels in a shellfish broth with a spicy garlic aioli and crunchy French bread ($32). The following week on March 21, Prairie Grass Cafe offers Roasted Squab with Lentil Ragout and mushrooms ($26). Lastly, for the final Thursday on March 28 dine on their version of Korean Short Ribs with mashed caramelized parsnips and char-grilled onions ($28).

Easter Brunch and Dinner Specials

For those looking for the perfect brunch spot in the suburbs, Prairie Grass Cafe will be a great place to spend the holiday. Easter Brunch begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. March 31.

Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris will serve a scrumptious Easter Brunch featuring their Signature PGC Benedict along with a generous and delicious buffet. The brunch includes made-to-order omelets available in a range of toppings such as: homemade crumbled Maple Creek Farm Chorizo, poblano peppers, spring onions, mushrooms and more. Prairie Grass Cafe's puts its own spin on traditional brunch favorites with the Applewood Smoked Maple Creek Farm Bacon, Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham and Deviled Farm Eggs. The house moussaka, with layers of eggplant, potato and braised lamb topped with b�chamel sauce also is available. Additionally, crab cakes, fresh salads and a mix of breads complete the spread. To end on a sweet note, the dessert buffet features sliced fruit, Mom's Homemade Banana Cream Pie and a Cr�pe station with two sweet filling options. Price for adults is $45 and $15 for children under 10 years.

The restaurant also will be open for dinner, offering both the regular menu and Easter specials. The Easter specials start with an appetizer of Wilted Dandelion Greens with local bacon and Parmesan and balsamic reduction on crostini ($9). As a main course, guests can choose from Saut�ed Red Snapper with citrus and fennel salad and a citrus butter sauce ($34) or Spring Lamb Kabobs with Arugula Peso and Basmati Rice ($28). The dessert course features a Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting ($7). For Easter reservations call Prairie Grass Cafe at (847) 205-4433.

About Prairie Grass Cafe
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) supports Chicago's Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season. Prairie Grass Cafe currently serves lunch Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Monday through Sunday. Dinner is served Tuesday - Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Monday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prairie Grass Cafe also serves breakfast Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 9:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Light fare is available in the bar Monday through Friday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (847) 205-4433 or v


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