Located in the Pheasant Run Resort and Spa in St. Charles, the Harvest Restaurant is the resorts newest restaurant. Harvest Restaurant has a nice relaxed atmosphere of warmth and elegance that serves a delicious unique blend of Midwest tradition with innovative cuisine.
The décor is unique with elegant table settings, lit table top lanterns, leather seating, bar chairs uniquely covered by cow hides, beautiful oak woodwork throughout, stone hearth style interior walls, warm touches of color and a unique style of carpeting with remnants of wheat stalks and sunshine that reminds one of when its time for Harvest.
Harvest Restaurant delivers first class, personalized service with a top-notch wait staff. And the food is exceptional with its seasonal dishes created by chef Josef Yurisich that are inspired by fresh ingredients from local markets. The Grilled Asian Shrimp is one of the seasonal dishes that I highly recommend. The Shrimp is marinated with fresh ginger, garlic and soy-complimented with a roasted summer snap bean, mango salsa on top of a bed of Asian noodles. This dish is a light summer flavor that is unique and the combination is perfect!
Chef Josef also has a fabulous creation of fresh seafood dishes that are delicious. The Asiago Crusted Grouper was created for a seasonal dish, and did so well it is now on the menu year round. This dish is unbelievably good! Its sets on a bed of Grilled Artichokes, Portobello Mushrooms and Grilled Asparagus with Mashed Potatoes garnished with Caramelized Onions in a Cabernet Red Wine Reduction.
Another favorite from the Game selection menu is the Roasted Rack of Lamb. You’ll love the tenderness and flavor of these three Grilled Double Cut Colorado Lamb Chops, crusted with a Mélange of Peppercorns glazed with a Pinot Noir Balsamic Reduction, served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and garnished with Cucumber Mint Relish.
And the deserts are to die for. With so many to choose from - I loved the Tarimisu! Created with a creamy texture and a fabulous flavor and a slight hint of cinnamon made it very tasty. YUM! And we can’t forget the incredible wine list. The Harvest wine list includes outstanding vintages from Napa and Sonoma, and unique selections from regional wineries to make that perfect dinner complete.
Harvest also offers great weekend dinner buffets, an extravagant Sunday brunch, Daybreak Favorites and other fabulous and distinctive dining creations and entertainment every time of the day or night.
By Judy Worley
For reservations and menu options call (630) 584-6300, or visit: www.pheasantrun.com.