Farm Dinners at Heritage Prairie Farm have been a Chicago tradition since 2007. Our Farm Kitchen delights in tailoring menus to highlight the best of the season’s fresh flavors. Our most recent dinner, the November Wine Dinner, only strengthened this standard. Chef Nick took great care to craft a menu that not only showed off the bounty of autumn, but also paired excellently with a number of great varietal wines our team selected.
The evening started with over fifty farm friends gathering together on a cool November night in our heated greenhouse. Transformed for events and our farmers’ market during the winter months, the greenhouse offers the area’s most unique atmosphere.
Chef Nick and the Farm Kitchen offered guests multiple options to start off the night with including -
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup Shooter ~ Walnut Crème
Pumpkin Butter Crostinis ~ Drunken Cranberries
Roasted Chestnuts ~ Brown Butter, Cinnamon
As we moved to dinner, guests were greeted by one of our famous Bron’s Bee Company Honey Favors -
We love it when groups of friends or family come together and celebrate at our Farm Dinners.
Chef Nick wanted to showcase the “over-flowing” bounty of the fall harvest!
Dinners are always welcoming to farm friends who choose a plant strong diet,
with vegetarian options such as this Grilled Radicchio
My personal favorite of the night -
Walnut Oil Roasted Brussel Sprouts with
Roasted Parsnip Puree, Salted Walnuts
Always a treat to see guests becoming fast friends when breaking bread together -
But we can’t forget the -
Brown Ale Braised Short Ribs resting on
Stone Ground Grits, Caramelized Cipollini Onions, Potato Thyme Aioli
Throughout the meal, Chef Nick was kind enough to share with everyone some of his choices and a little history of each course. We were also able to drag him out at the end to offer up a much deserved round of applause!
Finishing the night with an -
Apple Mousse dressed with a
Cinnamon Cranberry Biscotti
Glad to see everyone enjoying themselves!
Heritage Prairie Farm also hosts a wide range of private and corporate events and would be happy to help you plan your holiday party on the farm! Contact us today!