In Season: Sweet Corn
If, as the old saying goes, corn is “knee-high by the Fourth of July,” by now, we’re up to our ears in it! Corn is now gracing the summer menus at many Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, as chefs use the kernels in dishes from entrees to dessert. Read on for a few of our favorites, but don’t sleep on these sweet summer corn specials, as most are only available for a limited time!
The Main Course
The Shrimp & Sweet Corn Risotto with blistered cherry tomatoes and scampi sauce at Beatrix is combines all the tastes of summer in a bowl! Make a reservation or order carryout from the Beatrix location nearest you.
Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! is dishing out Seared Halibut on a bed of summer corn salad and drizzled with basil and brown butter. Make a reservation at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!. Order carryout or delivery from Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba.
RPM Italian – Chicago is serving the ultimate summer pasta dish with the Sweet Corn Agnolotti with Australian Truffle. Enjoy this freshly made pasta at the restaurant or order RPM Italian- Chicago for carryout or delivery. Make a reservation at RPM Italian – Chicago.
Join Pizzeria Portofino riverside and soak up the last of summer with the views and the seasonal King Crab & Local Corn Pizza made with mozzarella, serrano peppers and chives. (available while supplies last). Make a reservation at Pizzeria Portofino. Order carryout and delivery from Pizzeria Portofino.
Ema’s Farro “Risotto” made with sweet corn, parmesan, corn cream, chili and black lime gives a unique Mediterranean flare to this summer vegetable. Using farro instead of the rice gives the risotto a certain nuttiness and texture that you don’t often get in a traditional risotto dish! Make a reservation at Ema. Order carryout or delivery from Ema.
What goes well with you ‘cue? Summer corn! Bub City in River North and Rosemont serves a Roasted Corn Off the Cob served with red bell peppers, crumbled cotija cheese, cilantro and lime.
The Elote at El Segundo Sol in Las Vegas is the perfect summer snack. It’s grilled sweet corn with chipotle crema, chile powder, cotija cheese and lime. Available for dine-in and carryout. Make a reservation at El Segundo Sol. Call 702-258-1211 for carryout.
The Roasted Sweet Corn at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is one of Executive Chef Justin Diglia’s most popular seasonal sides. This classic preparation starts with fresh sweet corn cut from the cob, roasted with butter, salt and pepper. It’s then tossed with lemon-garlic butter and chopped cilantro and garnished with parsley and lime.