CARLUCCI RESTAURANT AND Y. ROUSSEAU TEAM UP FOR WINE DINNER

Carlucci Restaurant in Downers Grove is partnering with Y. Rousseau to bring a gourmet wine dinner to the suburbs. The four-course meal and wine-pairing event takes place on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Carlucci Restaurant. For $75, guests get to dine on Carlucci’s Tuscan-inspired cuisine paired with wines from Mount Veeder, Alder Springs Vineyard, Russian River, and Moon Mountain. Guests can read more about Y. Rousseau wines at yrousseauwines.com and can call 630-513-0990 to attend. Full available menu and wine pairing below.

 

WHEN:                     Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.

COST:                       $75 per person (all inclusive of tax and gratuity)

RESERVATIONS:    Reservations required 630-512-0990; info@carluccirestaurant.com

 

MENU

 

RECEPTION:

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

With apples and sage

Paired with 2012 Chardonnay Milday – Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

 

FIRST COURSE:

Rocola e Pere

Fall spiced poached pear, arugula, toasted almonds, Pecorino cheese, pear vinaigrette 

Paired with 2013 Old Vines Colombard – Russian River Valley

 

 

SECOND COURSE:

Risotto con Funghi

Red wine “Pèpè” braised carnaroli risotto, wild mushrooms, mascarpone cheese

Paired with 2012 Merlot Pèpè – Sonoma Valley

 

 

THIRD COURSE:

Filet Mignon

Grilled petite filet, roasted fingerling potatoes, artichoke hearts, country bacon, in natural jus

Paired with 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Roi Soleil – Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

 

 

FOURTH COURSE:

Torta al Cioccolato

Ganache glazed bittersweet chocolate fudge cake with chocolate-hazelnut filling and raspberry coulis

Paired with 2013 Tannat – Russian Valley

 

Carlucci Restaurant
1801 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.512.0990
www.carluccirestaurant.com
@CarlucciFood

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Bar remains open until close.    

 

About Carlucci Restaurant
Carlucci, a popular suburban dining destination, intertwines good food and a lively, entertaining and comfortable atmosphere. In addition to enjoying seasonally influenced dishes by Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian, guests can hear live music on Thursdays and Saturdays by Stark Raving Dad, The Mix, Ready R Knot, and more.

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AT CARLUCCI

Pink Table Promotion and Skin Care Benefit Event
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Carlucci in Downers Grove aims to do their part to combat the disease with promotions all month long. Throughout October, Carlucci will have their “Pink Table” available for reservations. Anyone that dines at the Table, adorned in a pink tablecloth, will have 10% of their dinner check donated by Carlucci to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Guests can reserve the table in advance or dine at the table when available without reservations.

Call 630-512-0990 for reservations.

 

 

On Thursday, October 9 at 6 p.m., Carlucci will host a benefit event in partnership with ArteFill and Allure Skin & Laser Center. For $20 per attendee, guests will receive a complimentary dinner buffet and cash bar while learning about the longest lasting dermal filler and the newest FDA approved Regenica Skincare. It is a live demonstration and proceeds go to benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation. Space is limited to 30 people. RSVP by calling 630-818-7546.

PINK TABLE PROMOTION
WHEN:         All of October

COST:           No additional costs to guests; 10% of dinner checks at the table get donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

RESERVATIONS:    Call 630-512-0990 for reservations. Walk-ins can participate if table is available.
SKIN CARE BENEFIT EVENT

WHEN: Thursday, October 9 at 6 p.m.

RESERVATIONS: RSVP by calling 630-818-7546. Space is limited to 30 people.

 

Carlucci Restaurant
1801 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.512.0990
www.carluccirestaurant.com
@CarlucciFood

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Bar remains open until close.    

 

About Carlucci Restaurant
Carlucci, a popular suburban dining destination, intertwines good food and a lively, entertaining and comfortable atmosphere. In addition to enjoying seasonally influenced dishes by Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian, guests can hear live music on Thursdays and Saturdays by Stark Raving Dad, The Mix, Ready R Knot, and more.

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FIRST ANNUAL MAC & CHEESE FEST 50 RESTAURANTS COMPETING FOR THE GOLDEN NOODLE

Saturday, October 4 at the UIC Forum, Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

Cece & Melinda with Raymi Productions are pleased to announce the first annual Mac & Cheese Fest to be held on Saturday, October 4 at the UIC Forum from 12-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.
“Mac & Cheese Fest is a celebration of the dish! With roots dating back to the 14th

century, recipes that span continents to entice aficionados galore, the Festival is a time to explore every variety of this beloved food,” says Cece Gonzales, President of Cece & Melinda of Raymi Productions. The event will feature a mind-blowing variety of macaroni and cheese entrees, appetizers and sides served with craft beers, wine and soft drinks.

Mac & Cheese Fest will feature approximately 50 Chicago chefs featuring their versions of Mac and Cheese, inspired from cultures, family traditions and their restaurant’smenu. Chefs will be asked to use any kind of pasta with any type of cheese as the primary ingredients. One lucky chef, recognized by attendees and a panel of foodies, will take home “The Golden Noodle.” Some of the dishes to be served include; Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Chipotle Truffle Chorizo Mac & Cheese to name a few!

 

Participating Restaurants Include:

 

10 Pin Chicago, 676 Restaurant and Bar, American Junkie, Bar Pastoral, Barn & Company, Big G’s Pizza, Black Rock Pub & Kitchen, Blackfinn Ameripub, Blue Star Bistro + Wine Bar, BourBonQue, Buzz Burgers & Beer, Carlucci Restaurant & Bar, Carnivale , Chi-Town Eatery, Chicago Q, Connie’s Pizza, Creative Concepts, Crio Bar & Restaurant, deca Restaurant + Bar, ESTATE Ultra Bar, Famous Dave’s, Farmhouse Tavern, Fatso’s Last Stand, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants , Five Star Bar, Grange Hall Burger Bar, Halsted’s Bar + Grill, Jake Melnick’s, JP Burkes Patio & Tap, Kitty O’Sheas May St Café, Meat, Municipal Bar, Noodles & Company, Orso’s Restaurant , Park Tavern, Puffs of Doom, Real Comfort American Kitchen, Rockit Bar & Grill, RoSal’s Rudy’s Bar and Grille, Schubas’ Harmony Grill, South Water Kitchen, Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap, State Restaurant, Table Fifty-Two, The Kerryman Bar & Restaurant, The Southern, Ugly Mug Café, Via Carducci Restaurants AND Viand Chicago

Tickets will be available through TicketMaster September 1 for $50. Entry includes all you can taste from the participating restaurants and 5 drink tickets for craft beer, red and white wines and spirits.

 

For more information, visit www.macandcheesechicago.com or contactMelinda@raymiproductions.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Cece Gonzales atcece@raymiproductions.com.

 

 

WHERE:       UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607

www.macandcheesechicago.com

@macandcheesefst

www.facebook.com/macandcheesefest

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities®of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI): 

 

RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a ‘home away from home’ while their child is being treated in the hospital.  Every night, up to 140 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community at four area Ronald McDonald Houses® and Ronald McDonald Family Room®.  Annually 40,000 nights are provided where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close to their child, helping them to heal faster and saving them over $7 million in hotel costs.  We are located near Advocate Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago,Edward Hospital in Naperville and the Cadence Health – Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Campus in Winfield which will open in 2015.  For more information visit www.RonaldHouseChicago.org.  Stay connected – FacebookTwitter,YouTubeInstagram.  

 

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CARLUCCI RESTAURANT PATIO PARTY

An Annual Summer Kickoff Party on the Patio

 

Guests can celebrate the warmer weather on the patio at Carlucci Restaurant for its summer kickoff party while enjoying live music, cocktails and a dinner buffet. There will be 12 different cocktail stations each featuring 2-3 unique martinis and summer cocktails.The buffet will feature signature menu items including Caprese Salad, Bocci Balls Arancini (breaded, deep fried risotto balls with fresh mozzarella, pecorino, and peas with a tomato sauce), Squeeze Box Con Pollo (radiator pasta with chicken, broccoli and red peppers in a roasted garlic cream sauce), Pizza, Chicken Piccata and Grilled Salmon. Photos available upon request.

WHEN:          Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 PM

COST:            $30 Includes buffet and 3 drink tickets. Additional drinks are $5 each.

RESERVATIONS:   NO RSVP REQUIRED

 

Carlucci Restaurant
1801 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.512.0990
www.carluccirestaurant.com
@CarlucciFood

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Bar remains open until close.    

 

About Carlucci Restaurant
Carlucci, a popular suburban dining destination, intertwines good food and a lively, entertaining and comfortable atmosphere. In addition to enjoying seasonally influenced dishes by Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian, guests can hear live music on Thursdays and Saturdays by Stark Raving Dad, The Mix, Ready R Knot, and more.

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Carlucci Live Music in December

Guests are invited to enjoy live music at Carlucci Restaurant in Downers Grove every Thursday from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM and Saturday from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM.  Their new December music lineup features entertainment by Soda, Brill Babies, The Band Sundance, Frank and Dave and more.

Carlucci will host a special New Year’s celebration on Saturday, December 31 from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM featuring live entertainment, cocktails, dinner, dancing, party favors, a champagne toast and entertainment provided by The Niche.  $75 per person includes tax and gratuity, two drink tickets (followed by a cash bar), and a full buffet complete with appetizers, salads, pastas, entrees, carved prime rib and desserts.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the restaurant.

DECEMBER MUSIC SCHEDULE:

Thursday, December 8: Luv Shak
7:00 PM-11:00 PM – www.luv-shak.com (Dance, rock, hits and more)

Saturday, December 10: Brill Babies
8:00 PM-12:00 AM – www.brillbabies.com.com (50’s thru 80’s, Neil Diamond, Beatles, etc.)

Thursday, December 15: Soda
7:00 PM-11:00 PM – www.sodarocks.com (Classic rock, 80’s new wave, Motown, disco, reggae; alternative and hip-hop)

Saturday, December 17: Sundance
8:00 PM-12:00 AM – www.TheBandSundance.com (Horns, pop, dance, covers)

Thursday, December 22: Planet Groove
7:00 PM-11:00 PM – www.planetgroovefunky7.com (Funked up R&B, dance, hits and more)

Saturday, December 24:  Frank and Dave
7:00 PM-11:00 PM – www.frankand dave.com (Variety of originals, classic rock & current pop hits)

Thursday, December 29: Soda
7:00 PM-11:00 PM – www.sodarocks.com (Classic rock, 80’s new wave, Motown, disco, reggae; alternative and hip-hop)

Saturday, December 31:  The Niche
8:00 PM-1:00 AM – www.drewrobertsmusic.com (60’s and 70’s covers, The Beatles, John Lennon, covers)
Carlucci Restaurant
1801 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630.512.0990
www.carluccirestaurant.com

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