The Harvest Room Comes to Palos Heights
Few restaurants can offer a menu that not only features organic quality freshness, but local and ethical sourcing brought together under one roof.
Owners Christ Sirigas, Michael Campas, and John Manolis wanted to bring a unique dining experience to the south suburbs of Chicago land. They envisioned a restaurant that served exciting dishes with the freshest, healthiest, and most ethically sourced ingredients. From these concepts and the addition of chef David Johnson (III) Palos Heights’ newest addition, Harvest Room, was born.
It is easy to see that the Harvest Room is quite unlike its restaurant rivals in the surrounding area. Upon walking in, customers will see the beautiful renovations done to the building, all using reclaimed wood and steel creating a truly rustic, industrial feel.
Specialties like on-site butchery of meat sourced from within 200 miles of its neighborhood set ‘Harvest’ apart from local resaurants. The Harvest Room sources their beef from Seven Sons Family Farms (Wis.) and their pork and chicken from Gunthorp Farms (Ind.). All the meat brought into their kitchen is grass fed and 100% organic. All chickens were free-range and all eggs used in any recipe were cage free, as well.
Seafood fans fear not, for menu items such as trout are sourced from Palmera, WI. Salmon, while not freshly available within the immediate area, is sourced from Skuna Bay (Best Aquaculture Practices certified source) from the waters of Vancouver.
For a restaurant with such high standards, one could only expect that their beer and wine list would feature items of a certain caliber. The Harvest Room imports their wine from small Napa wineries and their beer is crafted locally following Chicago’s craft explosion; draft as well as bottles will be available.
As if that weren’t enough, the Harvest Room will offer a bloody mary and mimosa bar, featuring freshly squeezed juices. Customers will be able to choose from pre-made mixes and the option to mix their own drinks.
The beverage list does not end there; Christ Sirigas’ wife Carri and her sister Cheri Carchola are bringing their own touch with Two Sisters’ Tea, which will make many different kinds of tea (loose and bagged) available including their own signature blends.
Those with children need not despair, because the Harvest Room’s extensive menu also takes little ones into consideration with an impressive kid’s menu, as well as kid friendly options on most dishes on the menu. Entrees such as whole wheat mac ‘n’ cheese, small (grass-fed) cheeseburger sliders, and nitrate-free hotdogs (sourced from Black Earth). There will even be games stamped onto the butcher paper (also for purchase deli style) and toys available for children to play with.
Not only will the Harvest Room offer it’s own kind of unique sit-down dining, but will also offer “grab-n-go” retail featuring items such as freshly baked Danishes, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies, sandwiches, and other lunches to go.
There are also some vegan friendly items on the menu, such as the roasted squash spaghetti.