As the calendar turns for the New Year, BMO Harris Bradley Center Executive Chef David Zakrocymski looks to keep things fresh in the Palermo’s Courtside Club by introducing a weekly featured item. He twisted my arm (ok…I volunteered) and sampled the new creations to give you a preview.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
The first featured sandwich treats your taste buds to a lightly breaded chicken breast, topped with marinara sauce, provolone cheese and served on a griddled bun. You won’t need extra napkins for this sandwich, as the melted provolone cheese keeps the marinara next to the chicken and not all over your fingers. Enjoy this tasty addition to the Courtside Club menu with serving of fries on January 8th and 11th for $9.00.
Beef & Cheddar Sandwich
The Courtside Club’s featured sandwich for January 22nd and 26th immediately invoked thoughts of Portillo’s, the Chicago institution, and their Beef-N-Cheddar Croissant. It’s one of my favorites. Chef Dave did a great job putting a twist on the classic sandwich topping the warm roast beef and cheese sauce with caramelized onions, you can never have enough of those. Served on a toasted onion roll, this is one sandwich that won’t fall apart on you, or require a fork and knife. For just $9.00 you can enjoy the Beef and Cheddar Sandwich with fries and yes, it is acceptable to dip your fries into the excess cheese sauce.
Chicken Salad Wrap
Wraps are a Courtside Club favorite so ending the month with a classic seems fitting. This version takes tender grilled chicken, toasted almonds, green apple salad and creamy dressing rolls it up in a traditional tortilla wrap and is cut in half (great for sharing). Celery in the dressing gives this wrap a crunch, and while there are onions there too, they don’t overpower. This special is available on January 30th and February 2nd for $9.00 and served with fries, but you can substitute a side salad for just $2.00 as you can on any item on the menu.
The New Year also rings in an update to the featured wines available in the Palermo’s Courtside Club. Enjoy the following selections by the glass:
Featured White Wines
Korbel Brut, California
Le Rime by Banfi Pinot Grigio, Italy
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Folie à Deux Chardonnay, Napa
Featured Red Wines
Rodney Strong ‘Russian River Valley’ Pinot Noir, Sonoma
Sebastiani Merlot, Sonoma
Avalon Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
Beaulieu Vineyard ‘Napa’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa