Come hungry to La Grange Restaurant Week
Bartender Steve Villacres pours a beer at Wild Monk restaurant, which will be part of Restaurant Week in La Grange. | Steve Johnston~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 1, 2013 6:42AM
LA GRANGE —The taste buds and wallets of La Grange diners are in for a treat during Restaurant Week.
Eleven eateries are offering special menu items, discounts and prix-fixe menus of three or four courses Feb. 1-10 in the town’s second annual food fest.
Wild Monk plans to offer a food and beer pairing based on the hearty response to pairings featured in December to celebrate the restaurant’s first year of business.
For $18, diners can sample four meat dishes paired with one of 18 craft beers on tap, explained Demetri Kopley, one of the owners.
“In December, we had osso bucco, which is a veal shank, rabbit wrapped with prosciutto and poached, a pork shank and a pork rib bite,” Kopley said.
Chef Francisco Vazquez still is working out the details of the February pairings, Kopley said.
“Actually, beer is more versatile than wine when pairing with food,” he said. “For the rabbit, for example, we did a heavier, darker beer to cut through the fat of the rabbit and prosciutto, with a little bit of spice to it.”
Bella Bacino’s, 36 S. La Grange Road, will host complimentary wine tastings daily from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a $3 cravings menu of small plates and a daily prix fixe menu.
Fireside Wood Fired Pizza, 18 W. Harris Ave., is offering a 15 percent discount to Saturday shoppers who’ve spent $20 in La Grange stores Feb. 2 and 9.
Francesca’s Bellezza, 75 S. La Grange Road, is hosting live jazz and $6 martinis Feb. 7 and an acoustic guitarist during dinner on Feb. 8. There’s a three-course dinner for $28 on Feb. 6.
Kama Indian Bistro, 8 W. Burlington Ave., is offering a four-course dinner for $45 and a four-course tasting menu for two for $60.
Marconi’s Ristorante, 15 W. Calendar Ave., features an appetizer, entrée and dessert for 27.
Nicksons Eatery, 30 S. La Grange Road, will offer live music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and various daily specials, including East Coast Lobster Rolls Feb. 8.
Prasino, 93 S. La Grange Road, features a three-course tasting menu for $25.
Q BBQ, 70 S. La Grange Road, offers the Papa Q Sampler Platter for two at $19.99 with a sampling of chopped brisket, pulled pork, smoked pulled chicken, Memphis wings spicy sausage and ribs with two side dishes.
Chequers of La Grange, 100 W. Burlington Ave. is offering various specials, as is Palmer Place, 56 S. La Grange Road.