VERNON HILLS, Ill., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forge Club, one of northern Illinois' most prestigious restaurants located in Vernon Hills, recently introduced Chestnut & Oaks, LLC, as new owners. The new ownership group immediately announced two very significant changes: the restaurant has been renamed as "The Forge of Vernon Hills;" and, the historic restaurant is now open to the public.
"The Forge of Vernon Hills is very excited about the opportunity to offer white-tablecloth dining in the ambience of The Forge to everyone in the area," noted Henry Markwood, owner and general manager. "Those who try our high-quality, leisurely dining in the atmosphere of The Forge of Vernon Hills are in for a special treat. Our 'guest-centered' approach is sure to provide a memorable experience for those who love an evening of fine dining."
Markwood has a first-hand perspective when it comes to dining at The Forge of Vernon Hills: he's served the past 13 years as General Manager when the restaurant was a "members-only" club. When asked what guests at The Forge enjoyed most, Markwood said, "Reminiscent of the great supper clubs of days gone by, The Forge takes you back to the grand establishments of old, with the barn wood and 'hide-away facade.' And our food, of course; guests at The Forge of Vernon Hills enjoy relaxed elegance with contemporary and classic cuisine!"
"One of the most popular features of The Forge has always been its unique character," continued Markwood. "Members and guests alike enjoyed the rustic, natural setting. The layout of the restaurant can accommodate private parties from 14 to 200 people just as easily as accommodating a couple's traditional night out with close friends." The Forge is currently serving dinner Tuesday through Sunday, with lunch service resuming after Mother's Day.
Plans for remodeling the restaurant are already under development. "We're committed to providing a traditional dining experience, and that includes the finest amenities," said Markwood. "At the same time, we're also committed to preserving the historic nature of The Forge's building. We're confident the results will enhance the restaurant to the delight of former and new customers alike."
For more information about The Forge of Vernon Hills and Henry Markwood, please contact Julie Anne Dumont by phone (847.634.5590) or email ([email protected]).
SOURCE The Forge of Vernon Hills