CHICAGO, IL, December 16, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — If you are looking for a great meal to enjoy as you ring in the New Year, Fork (4600 N. Lincoln Ave) is the place to be. Under the leadership of owners David and Paula Byers and Executive Chef Timothy Cottini, the rustic gastro pub with a large craft brew selection and contemporary American cuisine has become a food lover’s mainstay in the Lincoln Square area.
For New Year’s Eve, Fork will present a special four-course Prixe Fixe menu ($70 per person with a $28 wine pairing). Start off with the chef’s Amuse with Endive, Red Pepper Goat Cheese and Gremolata. Paired with the wine choice of Gruet’s NV Blanc de Blancs “Sauvage” from New Mexico, the night begins on a high note.
Move into the second course, for which there are three options. The first choice is Gold Beet Carpaccio with Fourme D’ambert, Pickled scallions, Arugula and Pink Radishes. Pair it with a Jean de James wine, an NV Brut Rose from Crement de Bordeaux, France. Another second course option is the Truffled Risotto with King Trumpet, Shitake and Oyster Mushrooms and Truffle Burrata. This dish will be paired with a glass of Ernest Meurgey-Perron’s 2012 Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France. The last option is the Lamb Confit with Whipped Sweet Potato, Caramelized Parsnips, Roasted Grapes and Lamb Demi, paired with Pierre Dupond’s 2012 Cotes du Rhone “Chantenaire” from France.
There are four third course selections. Option one is the Poached Dover Sole with Champagne Vanilla Sauce, Fennel Braised Apple and Vanilla Leeks, paired with Eldos De Padrinan’s 2014 Albarino Rias Baixas from Spain. The meat choice is an 8oz Dry Aged New York Strip with Confit Fingerlings, Bone Marrow Flan, Coriander-Orange Glazed Carrots and Bernaise. The steak will be accompanied by Mount Veeder’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, California. The vegetarian entree is a Red Cabbage Steak, Balsamic Garlic Glaze, Sauteed Spinach and Fig Burrata, paired with a Los Cardos 2015 Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The poultry selection is Pheasant with Pistachio Crusted Breast, Braised Thigh, Gnocchi, Green Beans, Fig and Cherry Demi, paired with a Graves 2009 Chateau Grand Abord from Bordeaux, France.
To close out the evening, guests will be served a full spread of Chocolate Eclair with Praline Cream, Dark Chocolate Truffles and White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Jelly. A dessert wine will be brought out, a Malvira 2014 Brachetto from Italy.
After sampling Fork’s special tasting New Year’s Eve menu, your taste buds will be sufficiently satiated and you will be ready to ring in the New Year.
Fork, located at 4600 N. Lincoln Ave., is a popular rustic gastro pub from owners David and Paula Byers and the very talented Chef Tim Cottini. The restaurant emphasizes a craft brew and wine flight menu plus cheese, charcuterie and farm-to-table American eats. Chef Tim takes fresh, locally sourced ingredients and turns them into easygoing comfort food. The standout fried chicken & waffle with candied maple-pecan bacon was voted the best chicken & waffles in Chicago by Thrillist.
Fork is open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The bar is open until midnight weekdays and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. All major cards are accepted; ample street parking is available. Fork also is available for private events. For more information, please contact Fork at (773) 751-1500. Visit the website at www.forkchicago.net