Not only was it a celebration of the grand opening of this location, but it was an introduction of the new "Lighter Fare" menu, which is only currently available in a handful of their restaurants and it is the only one in the Chicago area to have those menu options. The new Lighter Fare options allow you to enjoy your favorite Maggiano's classics, reducing the calories and fat content, but maintaining the great tastes and big portions that the chain is known for. More on Lighter Fare in an upcoming post.
On our visit, we sat at the media table where a variety of different dishes were brought out for us to view and photograph and then taste. Some were their most popular menu items. Some were Lighter Fare menu items. Some were appetizers. Some were desserts. It gave me a great sense of the overall offerings there and a point of reference when comparing the Lighter Fare to the typical dishes on their menu.
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary menu items for the purpose of a review. Maggiano's provided gift card prizes. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.