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Pictured is the bison sugo ($24) at Harvest Room in Palos Heights. It features slow-braised Indiana bison over hand-rolled sweet potato gnocchi, with candied walnuts and Fresno chiles. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media
Bill Jones, Editor
3:48 pm CDT March 21, 2015

When it comes to creativity, Harvest Room was never in short supply.

But a shot in the arm never hurts, and that is exactly what the Palos Heights restaurant got late last year when it hired Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian, who has cooked for the likes of Lockport’s Tallgrass, the famed four-star Courtright’s and Meritage in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.

Co-owner Carri Sirigas said when she and her husband, Chris, met Harootunian, he seemed like the perfect fit for two simple reasons.