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Prairie Grass Cafe Plates Up a February Full of New Dishes

The farm-to-table restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) is offering weekly specials to help combat the winter blues.

The farm-to-table restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) is offering weekly specials to help combat the winter blues. Each Thursday evening, the family friendly North Shore eatery will feature a unique dish created by Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris. Additionally, the chefs are offering a Super Bowl Sunday Brunch and a delicious new Poached Pear Almond Financier dessert.

Super Bowl Sunday Brunch
Prairie Grass Cafe is open for a special brunch on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3. The brunch features a Breakfast Chili Crock. This dish includes breakfast potatoes topped with homemade "Tallgrass Beef" Chili and two fried eggs. The restaurant will be closed for dinner that evening.

Thursday Night Game Specials
Each Thursday during the month of February, Prairie Grass Cafe will feature a unique dinner special. February 7 features Braised Duck in Red Wine Sauce with mushrooms, pearl onions and a layered potato, garlic and cream gratin ($28).
 
Valentine's Day, February 14, features an assortment of special dishes. One option is a BBQ Pair of Quails with sage stuffing, sweet potato fries and apple slaw ($26). Another is the 1¼ lb. Maine Lobster "Out of the Shell" with fettuccine, vegetables and a rich lobster sauce ($32). The third choice is a "High Plains" Bison Filet with roasted winter vegetables and potatoes ($45).

On Thursday, February 21, a featured attraction is the Saddle of Rabbit with Mustard Sauce Braised Rabbit Legs served with sautéed spinach, onion, mushroom and bacon ($26). On February 28 guests can feast on the Braised Oxtail Ragout over creamy polenta and accompanied with Rainbow Swiss chard, leeks and kale ($18), with the option of adding on a Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin Filet (4 oz. $15, 8 oz. $30).

Prairie Grass Cafe will be open for lunch and dinner on all Thursdays in February; the full menu will be available in addition to the specials.

New Dessert
Each month throughout 2013 Prairie Grass Cafe will feature a new comfort dessert. This February, the chefs will be offering the Poached Pear Almond Financier. This light and moist French cake is a perfect way to finish up an exceptionally comforting meal at the Northbrook restaurant.

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