PM Prime, a Chicago area restaurant, is now open for business and the décor celebrates pioneers in the history of aviation. Lake Forest resident Steve Platcow, CEO of RPM Advertising in Chicago, has spent the last decade championing the fine dining experiences found at Caesars Palace, Horseshoe and Harrah’s nationwide.
Platcow has assembled a culinary dream team to help him fulfill his mission of bringing a great steakhouse to Chicago’s North Shore. James Beard award-nominated chef Dominic Zumpano has created a menu that has some steak house classics, and also some creative interpretations. Robert B. Bansberg, award-winning sommelier and wine educator, serves as General Manager/Sommelier.
While dining at PM Prime, guests will be surrounded by a collection of more than 200 black and white photographs that celebrate excellence in aviation. This is a rare opportunity to see a truly amazing assemblage of vintage images that honor the pioneers of flight, all under one roof. From the Wright Brothers, to Amelia Earhart, the Tuskegee Airmen and Jimmy Doolittle—the collection showcases the fearless and the brave. The heroes represented in the photographs pushed the boundaries of what was possible and demonstrated the power of the human spirit. These stunning historic images motivate the team at PM Prime to strive for excellence and the ultimate goal is encourage the patrons to pursue excellence in their lives as well. This engaging display will leave guests feeling nothing less than inspired.
The menu includes popular steakhouse favorites such as the filet mignon and New York strip, but it also has some more unusual cuts such as the wagyu hanger steak. PM Prime will feature the highest quality cuts of prime beef available. Chef Zumpano will incorporate modern techniques that will appeal to foodies, but also have some timeless classics for traditional steak lover. Diners will find interesting selections such as osso buco with saffron risotto or halibut with spaetzle and roasted beets. And they can always count on a getting a great steak.
Chef Dominic Zumpano’s culinary career has spanned from Maine’s Rose Garden Restaurant, one of only 47 five-diamond restaurants in the U.S., to Lake Forest’s popular Market House on the Square. Zumpano was nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest. He was nominated for Chicago’s Jean Banchet award as a rising chef and also featured in Best Chefs of America as one of Chicago’s top chefs for its 2013 book. Zumpano is well-known for the passion and creativity that he brings to his cuisine.
Zumpano is known for inventing innovative, seasonal menus based on fresh, local ingredients produced from a network of artisans and organic farmers. He also loves preparing a great steak and is particularly proud of his own signature steak sauce, which he describes as “being so rich that it deserves its own trust fund.”