A few new seasonal menu items

This is the time of year when the menu changes each day to show off the best produce our local land can offer. Best of all this season means more and more local products are being worked into the menu from our favorite growers. With all the work getting the patio up and running, I’ve […]

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A few of our new dishes as Spring nears!

Even as this can be a farm to table cook’s most trying time of year, it is fun for me nonetheless. The summer and fall seasons in the Great Lakes region are so abundant with beautiful local produce that they challenge me to utilize all that is available, and that is a major driver of […]

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Mardi Gras 2011 – Laissez les bons temps roulez!

Mardi Gras falls a bit late this year – March 8 to be exact – but it will be no less fun than usual. I especially love Mardi Gras because it’s a great time to dust off traditional recipes and serve the most familiar fare of one of my most beloved cities. Please visit New […]

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A Few Recent Specials

I promise to deliver the first Anatomy of a Dish entry of the year next week, when I will lay out our cassoulet process and recipes for you. In the meantime, here’s some eye candy featuring specials we’ve done over the last month or so. I confess that the holiday season was so busy I […]

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New Year’s Eve Celebration Dinner

What a year 2010 has been! We will welcome 2011 with the traditional Gullah good luck charm of rice with pea gravy and greens, done of course with our sense of taste for contemporary dining in Chicago. This was the surprise hit at the New Year’s Eve dinner last year, and we expect it will […]

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