Category Archives: Chefs in the News

Mexican Brunch and Cooking Class

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BONUS BRUNCH DAY!

MONDAY, Memorial Day ! Brunch & $5 House Margaritas

Experience some of the hottest brunch spots in the

East Lakeview neighborhood.

 

Great places to enjoy with family & friends. An amazing expansive brunch menu. Brunch Done With A Mexican Twist!!!

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Serving Brunch From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dinner from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill (773) 549-2932

www.elmariachitequilabar.com

and –

Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse (773) 661-9893

www.revolucionsteakhouse.com

 

***THURSDAY COOKING/EATING CLASS – ALMOST SOLD OUT!

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James Beard Awards in Chicago

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Foodies Rejoice. The 2015 James Beard Awards Come to Chicago #GotBuzz

 

For the first time in its 25 year history, the James Beard Awards, hosted by Alton Brown, are being held outside of New York. Chicago is the host city for the coveted May 4 event taking place at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Tickets are $500 for the general public and $450 for James Beard Foundation members.

For those unfamiliar with the awards, the James Beard Awards are to the restaurant industry as the Oscars are to the film industry.

Below are the finalists for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award categories, from Outstanding Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year. Winners will be announced on May 4, 2015.

Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises will receive the 2015 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chicago nominees include: Parachute (Best New Restaurant category); The Violet Hour, (Outstanding Bar Program category); Dana Cree, Blackbird (Outstanding Pastry Chef category); Donnie Madia, One Off Hospitality Group (Outstanding Restaurateur); Topolobampo (Outstanding Service); Tanya Baker, Boarding House (Rising Star Chef of the Year); Curtis Duffy, GracePaul Virant, VieErling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria; and Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia (Best Chef: Great Lakes category)

Healthy Cooking with Chef Tong at Gilda’s Club

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Chef Christopher Tong of the Chicago-based private gourmet dining service, My Private Chef, will present another one of his popular healthy cooking demonstrations at Gilda’s Club Chicago.
The meals are designed to inspire people living with cancer, to eat well, serve beautiful food and stay healthy.

This cooking demonstration will take place on Tuesday, December 16 at 6pm. Gilda’s Club, 537 N. Wells Street, Chicago.
Free to anyone touched with cancer. 312.464.9900
For more information about My Private Chef, contact Event Services at 773.370.8131 or visit our web site: www.myprivatechef.net

 

We hope to see you there!

BEST Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

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All star easy to follow recipe!

By  Chef  Chris Tong, My Private Chef!

Perfect for Thanksgiving or holiday dinners!

Light and fluffy

Pumpkin Mousse with Ginger Snaps

Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) canned pumpkin

3 cups heavy whipping cream

3/4-cup superfine sugar

1/2-teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1-tablespoon vanilla extract

Ginger snaps, for garnish

Preparation:

Combine pumpkin, 1-cup heavy whipping cream, sugar and spice in a medium saucepan.

Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Cool fully.

Whip remaining heavy cream and vanilla to soft peaks and fold into cooled pumpkin mixture.

Pour into a serving dish and crumble the ginger snaps over top before serving.

 

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Chicago Magazine, “63 Ways to Pamper Yourself” – Luxury Private Chef Service
North Shore Magazine “Cooking Your Heart Out” – Luxury Private Chef for Romantic Dining

REVIVAL Social Club in EdgeWater

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After several months of word-of-mouth buzz, Chicago residents will finally be able to dine at Edgewater’s much-anticipated Revival Social Club, which has announced a November 12 opening date.

The restaurant has moved into the space formerly occupied by M. Henrietta at 1133 W. Granville Ave., just off of Broadway. Open 7 days per week serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant features a full bar and will host Saturday and Sunday brunch as well.

“Given our unique concept and vision we wanted to create a space with a strong sense of discovery and renewal offering dishes and drinks with surprisingly refreshing flavors,” said co-owner Alan Stoll referring to the heavy influence of coffee throughout the menu and their partnership with Chicago beanery Dark Matter Coffee. “We felt that the Edgewater neighborhood and specifically Granville Ave were the right location for our endeavor. We’re so proud to open our doors in this revitalizing neighborhood.”

Stoll added, The project has evolved so much from our early concepts – it’s taken on an amazing life of its own. Chicago is such a food city and we’re so proud to find a place among the amazing restaurants already serving visitors and residents on a daily basis.”

Stoll announced in October that Chef Matthew Brems would helm the restaurant’s kitchen. Chef Brem’s American-inspired menu showcases modern recipes as well as a contemporary spin on classics. Just a few dishes diners will find on the menu include Coffee-Crusted Beef Tacos, Curried Chicken Pot-Pie, and Ancho Coffee-Crusted Pork Tenderloin. The weekend brunch menu features the Short Rib Sandwich, Jelly Donut Pancakes, and the Standee’s Breakfast – a throwback nod to the beloved diner which occupied the address for more than 60 years. Revival also features a full cocktail bar with whimsical sips including the Chai tea and Koval Vodka mixed Chai Town, a Bacon Old Fashioned and the Kentucky Mule using Very Old Barton as it’s base.

Revival Social Club can be found online at www.RevivalSocialClub.com.

 

Revival Social Club features both classic and new-American cuisine designed to lift the spirits and revive the soul. The menu offers both small and large plates for an individual or to share and the full-bar features a unique craft cocktail menu. Revival seats 74 inside with a back patio area that will seat another 20 during warmer months. The restaurant is at 1133 W. Granville Ave in North Edgewater and will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week with a special brunch menu Saturday and Sunday. A coffee bar in the mornings will feature Dark Matter Coffee roasts and a full-menu of coffee drinks.

1133 W. Granville Ave • Chicago, IL 60660 • 773-293-6435www.RevivalSocialClub.com
HOURS: M-Thur 8am-11pm, Fri & Sat 8am-12am, Sun 9am-10pm

Facebook: www.facebook.com/revivalsocialclub
Twitter: www.twitter.com/revivalsc
Instagram: www.instagram.com/revivalsocialclub

My Private Chef at Bloomingdales

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In special anticipation of Autumn, Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store welcomes
Chef Christopher Tong from My Private Chef to demonstrate the preparation of an exciting menu
based on Fall favorite flavors.

The cooking demonstration will take place on Saturday, October 25, from 2-4 pm,
Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL.

A favorite with Bloomingdale’s shoppers, Chef Tong will prepare a Fall menu featuring:
Butternut Squash, Ricotta, and Sage Crostini; Pan-Seared Duckbreast with Pumpkin Risotto; and Pumpkin Mousse with Ginger Snaps.

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Chef Christopher Tong has been creating distinctive cuisine at fine restaurants and hotels in Chicago, Los Angeles and Florida for more than 25 years. Now, as the owner of My Private Chef,
a unique private chef and gourmet dining service, he’s getting rave reviews for offering that same world-class cuisine for special occasions from your own kitchen or chosen location.

For more information about this Bloomingdale’s event, contact at 312-324-7678

For more information about My Private Chef, contact Event Services at 773.370.8131
or visit : www.myprivatechef.net

DESSERTS! In Andersonville Oct. 26th

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SAVE ROOM  FOR  DESSERT!

LOTS  OF IT!

MY PRIVATE CHEF PRESENTS A GOURMET TRICK OR TREAT EXPERIENCE AT THE

ANDERSONVILLE DESSERT CRAWL
On October 26, from 2-5 p.m.

Andersonville will welcome guests to enjoy a sweet stroll through this delightful neighborhood as they participate in the Annual Dessert Crawl.

This neighborhood event celebrates the festive spirit of fall. It’s a gourmet Trick or Treat experience with delectable desserts at every turn. Participating restaurants are sure to “wow” visitors with delicious and decadent gourmet desserts.

Chef Chris Tong of My Private Chef, an upscale private chef and gourmet dining service, will be serving a delicious Blood Orange Mousse with Ginger and Pirouette Wafer.

Look for him on the Caramel Apple Route at one of his favorite wine shops, In Fine Spirits, 5418 N. Clark.

This year you can choose between TWO great routes. Tickets for one route are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event.

Participants will pick up their Dessert Crawl “passport” at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street, and then proceed to the participating restaurants and stores for tasting-sized portions at each location.

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For more information about the Dessert Crawl and to purchase tickets, visit Andersonville.org

 

Chef Christopher Tong has been creating distinctive cuisine at fine restaurants and hotels in Chicago, Los Angeles and Florida for more than 25 years.

Now, as the owner of My Private Chef, a unique private chef and gourmet dining service, he’s getting rave reviews for offering that same world-class cuisine for special occasions from your own kitchen or chosen location.

My Private Chef continues it’s tradition of supporting Andersonville culture and special events.

For more information about My Private Chef, contact Event Services at 773.370.8131
or visit our web site: Myprivatechef.net

Most Expensive Food in the World

From a guest author :  It’s just another Paris Hilton Instagram post showing the room service meal she ordered during her Shanghai sojourn last November. “I love Chinese food,” she commented. But there’s one problem, except for the fried rice, the dishes were hardly Chinese: panini, creamy soup, spaghetti, and some other general meals. I wouldn’t fault her though, and the public seems to understand her little culinary mishap. After all, the Paris Hiltons amidst us are more at home eating fancy meals than being confronted by an unassuming panini. Well then, let’s give Paris Hilton one fancy menu.

I thought to put together a set of meals for one day in this infographic, featuring the most expensive foods in the world. These foods are unabashedly opulent, but before you get upset, many of these items were created for fundraising programs (like an auction). Okay, some are truly lavish beyond reason. To put their prices in perspective, our total bill by dinner’s end easily matches the annual income of an average American household, whose weekly meal budget is estimated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be somewhere from $130 to $250 for a family of four.

There’s another reason why a dish can be very expensive: the chef sprinkled some diamonds, luxury pearls, or gold as a side attraction, such as the spoon, plate, goblet, or a decor. I thought it’s cheating. You can always make anything the most expensive by throwing in some diamonds, the most expensive toilet for instance.

Still, some dishes are easy to imagine why they’re expensive: the ingredients are either rare or take a lot of time and effort to source. What makes Wagyu beef literally a cut above the rest? The cow where the beef comes from is massaged and fed on beer every single day of its short bovine life. Saffron, a most prized spice, requires 75,000 filaments to make a pound!

We have more surprises in this day’s menu, from an ice cream whose price leaves you deathly cold, to a putrid cake slice that the ultra rich had craved to buy.
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Culinary Food Fight Club May 15th at Park Tavern

 

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Food, drinks , and most importantly  RAISE  $$$  to feed  the homeless.

1 Hour Open Bar from 6-7 PM (challenge starts at 7 PM sharp) + Chef Samples + People’s Choice Voting Ballot + Live music and more!  TICKETS!

WHAT IS A TASTEBUD CHALLENGE?

Live Monthly Cooking Competitions around Chicago produced by Culinary Fight Club. Each month fires up with a new theme, ingredients, contestants, judges, prizes, and location! See for yourself! http://vimeo.com/91084739

HOW DOES IT WORK?

(3-4) Contestants have (60) minutes to impress (4) judges, using (1) 10k BTU Burner and (15) supplied & (4) surprise ingredients, all to be judged on that one perfect bite! Hungry, don’t worry there is also a People’s Choice Award, so the first 100 attendees get (1) ounce samples from each contestant!

WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED?

With each TasteBud Challenge, we build a bigger and stronger community of people who share a passion for food and giving back. All proceeds benefit a 501c3 Non-Profit Fight2Feed, a Charitable Organization on a mission to “KO” hunger in Chicago.

For more details and developments on the non-profit and/or to get involved, subscribe to our website HERE and “Like” us on Facebook!

Interested in being a Contestant, Judge, or Volunteer? Email us at cook@culinaryfightclub.com or visit our website www.culinaryfightclub.com.

TICKETS  HERE

Bloomingdales April 19th Cooking Event with Chef Tong

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Get a Taste of Spring with Chef Tong at Bloomingdale’s Home and Furniture Store

Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store is celebrating the approaching warm weather.

In anticipation of Spring, Bloomingdale’s welcomes Chef Christopher Tong to demonstrate the preparation of a savory Spring menu.

A favorite with Bloomingdale’s shoppers, Chef Tong will prepare a Spring focused menu featuring:

Cold Cucumber Soup with fresh Dill
Herb-Marinated Chicken Breast, Orzo Pasta Primavera tossed with Arugula Pesto
Strawberries marinated with Balsamic Vinegar, fresh Mint and ground Pepper.

The demonstration will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at the Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store at Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.

For more information about this Bloomingdale’s event, contact 312.324.7678.

My Private Chef is enjoying popularity as one of Chicago’s favorite private gourmet dining services. Trained in European-style fine cuisine,Chef Tong established his reputation at fine restaurants and hotels in Florida, California, and Chicago. Now he has adapted his impressive skills to the world of private entertaining. My Private Chef offers enticing cuisine for a wide range of events, from intimate dinners to weddings to corporate parties.

Chef Chris says: “Every event is different and I’ve met some wonderful people including many celebrities. Being part of very special occasions makes my work worthwhile. I also love conducting cooking demonstrations where I get the feeling that audience members will go home and try some new dishes!”

For more information about My Private Chef, contact Event Services at 773.370.8131 or visit our web site: www.myprivatechef.net

A Grilled Cheese for $100 Comes to the Chicago Market

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Deca’s new limited-edition Grilled Cheese is  $100?!?!? True story, the now-priciest grilled cheese in Chicago (and maybe the Midwest?) features everything from 24-karat gold flakes to 100yr-aged balsamic vinegar.

And because you’re totally curious, we got Deca to put together this dollar-by-dollar breakdown of the sandwich  at  THRILLIST

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UMAMI Burger Arrives in Wicker Park

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From Southern California to CHICAGO!   Umami Burger comes to Wicker Park!

The Chicago Tribune reports, “Umami Burger, the popular California-based hamburger chain, will open its first Chicago location later this year. The first of many coming to Chicagoland!

The restaurant will be a 90-seater at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave., next to the now-shuttered Covo Gyro Market in Wicker Park.”

Their burgers are amazing!  I was able to taste several last year in Anaheim.

The ART of creating that perfect mouthful. It starts with the house-ground, hand-
formed patty infused with the Umami Master Sauce. It builds with the carefully
crafted combination of toppings resting on the lightly toasted and slightly sweet
bun. It is amplified by the vibe of the room, the energy of the community and the
fine-dining service with a California casual feel. Finally, it explodes with
house-made sauces, paired with unique sides, accompaniments and the perfectly paired
beverage. What is Umami Burger? Experience it yourself.. After one bite, you’ll accept
No Substitutions.

The ART of creating that perfect mouthful. It starts with the house-ground, hand-
formed patty infused with the Umami Master Sauce. It builds with the carefully
crafted combination of toppings resting on the lightly toasted and slightly sweet
bun. It is amplified by the vibe of the room, the energy of the community and the
fine-dining service with a California casual feel. Finally, it explodes with
house-made sauces, paired with unique sides, accompaniments and the perfectly paired
beverage. What is Umami Burger? Experience it yourself.. After one bite, you’ll accept
No Substitutions. – See more at: http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/huh/#sthash.uOqtQ9VI.dpuf

READ MORE  at the Tribune

Socially Responsible Chicken at Leghorn

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CHEF JARED VAN CAMP, CHEF SIEGER BAYER & ELEMENT COLLECTIVE OPEN LEGHORN, A SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS CHICKEN SHOP IN CHICAGO

BYOB, Small, fast casual neighborhood concept. Local farm raised chicken, butchered daily.

We are open all day Sunday.
We solely support local and sustainable farmers and artisans. Duh.
We abhor corporate bullshit.
We offer Leghorn branded birth control free at the counter. (condoms)
We are emphatically uninterested in your organized religion, secular religion, agnosticism, atheism or nontheism….whatever tickles your pickle.

That’s the message behind Leghorn Chicken,the socially-conscious BYOB chicken shack by Chef Jared Van Camp, Chef Sieger Bayer & Element Collective (Kinmont, Old Town Social, Nellcote, RM Champagne Salon, Owen + Alchemy, Quality Social, Ampersand) which opened doors to the public and sold out 600 sandwiches in just 90 minutes on Thursday, March 6th.

Leghorn, which is located at 959 N. Western in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village is open every day of the week starting at 11am and wraps up shop when the chicken runs out. Leghorn supports local and sustainable farmers & artisans and proudly and enthusiastically champions gay rights, with a percentage of their gross profits donated to organizations to support the cause.

Menu Details: A BYOB, Fast-Casual Chicken Sandwich Shop

*Fried Chicken Sandwiches by Chef Jared Van Camp & Chef Sieger Bayer

-Pickle Brined or Nashville Hot
-bun or biscuit
-breast or thigh
-served with house made dill pickles

*Rotating Daily Specials: Fried Chicken Skins, Chicken Fried Fries (yes, we said Chicken Fried Fries), Fried Chicken Nuggets

*Grilled Chicken Bowls, Fresh Sides, Fried Chicken Tenders until we run out. (each breast of chicken only has one tender on it–so every chicken we butcher yields two actual tenders)

*Fresh Lemon Shake-ups

…….COME AND GET IT! And Screw Chick Fil A!

Leghorn Location: 959 N. Western in Ukrainian Village

Bistro Cooking Class at Treasure Island with Chef Chris Tong

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Join Chef Chris Tong of the upscale Chicago private dining service, My Private Chef for a culinary tour of fabulous French Bistro fare. You will learn how to prepare a complete bistro menu and come away with valuable tips and some great recipes.

The class is scheduled at Treasure Island Foods at 2121 North Clybourn, Chicago.

It will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 7pm-9pm. The cost is $24.00 per person.

This French Bistro Dining menu includes:

Creamy Tomato Dill Soup with Gruyere Cheese Crouton

Steak Au Poivre

Crepes Fines Sucrees

 

Advance registration is requested to reserve your place in the class.

To register for the class, visit www.tifoods.com/cooking_school/class_schedule/

 

My Private Chef is enjoying popularity as one of Chicago’s favorite private gourmet dining services. Using his many years of experience at fine restaurants and hotels, Chef Tong offers enticing cuisine for a wide range of events, from intimate dinners to corporate parties.


For more information about My Private Chef, call Event Services at 773-370-8131

or visit www.MyPrivatechef.net.

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Rick Bayless has Something Special Up His Sleeve

He  says it’s “sort of in the Frontera world but it’s super rustic, and there’s virtually nothing like it in the United States.”  – He says the project will done in a year – he will make a more formal announcement with details in about 4 months from now.
And  XOCO  comes to Wicker Park. While the cuisine will be similar to the original XOCO in River North, the new location will be much larger, feature table service and a bar component with local beer on tap.

 

Chicago EATER has the scoop!

Charlie Trotter Dead Today at 54

Perhaps the most famed chef in the history of this city is gone. Charlie Trotter was found dead at his Lincoln Park home this morning. He was 54.

The Tribune reports
that Trotter’s son Dylan found Charlie unconscious and called an
ambulance. He was soon pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial
Hospital.

Trotter closed his groundbreaking eponymous restaurant last year and has been in and out of the news since. Trotter was sued this past summer.  Claims that he sold bogus wine?
That was  the accusation in a lawsuit filed in federal court by a buyer of
one of Trotter’s esteemed bottles. The suit sought  $75,000 in damages.
Trotter denied the allegations, calling it “buyer’s remorse.”

In 1995 he was seen with Julia Child in this charming clip!

The Bentley Tavern Brings European Brasserie and Charm to Lakeview

Set in a quaint location along the tree-lined side streets of Lakeview,
The Bentley draws inspiration from the charming brasseries found
throughout Europe. Housed in an antiquated building rich with history,
the intimate 1,000 square foot space brings a sense of warmth and
familiarity to the neighborhoods of Chicago. Presenting gracious service
and satisfying fare at a sensible price point, The Bentley seats 50
indoors and 50 outdoors, with walk-up sidewalk seating wrapped around
the building. Owner Brian Dohmen, a Chicago native who splits his time
between his hometown and New York City, named the unassuming restaurant
after Bentley, his 65lb Shepard/Boxer mix adopted from PAWS.

The corner location originated as a family-owned business in the late
1800s in the Lakeview neighborhood, which was predominately German at
that time. Over the course of the century, it’s also been a music school
for accordion instruction, Brieske’s Pale of Ale—where you could get
groceries and a bucket of beer, an art gallery showcasing some of
Chicago’s emerging artists, and even a brothel.

More recently, the space
thrived as Italian restaurant for nearly 30 years. The restaurant still
maintains some of that colorful character by refurbishing the original
bar and dark woodwork to capture the unique authenticity. With sleek
subway tiles positioned alongside weathered surfaces that are
purposefully preserved—the space accentuates its airy and open
ambiance, ample natural lighting provided by the tall bay windows and
elegant floor-to-ceiling French doors that open to the neighborhood.

The cuisine is the masterwork of chef Ian Flowers, an under-the-radar
up-and-comer who honed his chops as a restaurant consultant and as head
chef at Wicker Parkʼs LOKaL. Flowers focuses on progressive American
bistro fare.

Diners will find creative classics artfully presented, such
as raw bar offerings and composed salads packed with fresh sustainable
produce—as well as robust soups ($7-$8), light snacks, appetizers ($9-$13), entrees ($12-$26), and
desserts, all with attention to seasonal ingredients and sourcing.

Dishes include straight-forward options with an elevated twist such as
the Peekytoe crab cakes with red pepper-caper remoulade, and the Bentley
Burger stacked with pork belly, egg, mushrooms, pickles and ham—but
will also feature more sophisticated options such as the forest mushroom
& toasts with fired quail egg, hard cheese, and pea vines; seared
diver scallop with pork and pea fricassee; roasted duck breast with
aubergine caponata, cheddar polenta and saba reduction; and date &
walnut bread pudding with rum caramel. Flowersʼ nouveau bistro cuisine
is casual and elevated, offering the best of both worlds. The menu will change seasonally, supplemented by weekly specials showcasing the freshest ingredients.

BRUNCH is available Saturdays and Sundays – lots of choices  $10-$15.

Cocktails harken to the Golden Age of premium American libations. Expect
a catalog of classic cocktails made with high-end spirits, such as
Manhattans, Gimlets, and Martinis. 

Mixologist  Andrew (Drew) Willis creates seasonal libations to wet your palate. 
Like the food, drinks
are rooted in Americana, but elevated to please todayʼs most discerning
palates. There are seasonally revolving specialty cocktails, a
Chicago-centric beer program, an extensive wine selection, and a coffee
program, complete with a full barista station.

Bentley Tavern 2834 N. Southport Ave     Chicago IL, 60657     773.477.2283

Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – midnight
Friday: 5:00pm – 2:00am

Saturday: 9:30am – 2:00am
       Brunch: 9:30am – 3:30pm
       
Dinner: 5:00pm – midnight

Sunday: 9:30am – 11:00pm
Brunch: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Chef Tong Demonstrates Spanish Tapas at Bloomingdales Home Store October 18th

 Fresh
from his trip to Barcelona, Spain, Chef Christopher Tong of the upscale
Chicago-based private gourmet dining service, My Private Chef, will
demonstrate how to cook and serve Spanish Tapas. 

 

Chef
Tong has been a favorite at Bloomingdales for several years because
lovers of gourmet food get to ask questions, discuss preparation and
come away with recipes that spice up their meals. And, everyone gets to
have a taste!

 

The demonstration will take place on Saturday, October 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store at Medinah Temple, 600 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.

For more information about this Bloomingdale’s event, contact 312.324.7678.

My Private Chef is
enjoying popularity as one of Chicago’s favorite private gourmet dining
services. Trained in European-style fine cuisine,Chef Tong
established his reputation at fine restaurants and hotels in Florida,
California, and Chicago. Now he has adapted his impressive skills to the
world of private entertaining. My Private Chef offers enticing cuisine for a wide range of events, from intimate dinners to weddings to corporate parties.

Chef Chris says:
“Every event is different and I’ve met some wonderful people including
many celebrities. Being part of very special occasions makes my work
worthwhile. I also love conducting cooking demonstrations where I get
the feeling that audience members will go home and try some new dishes!”

For more information about My Private Chef, contact Event Services at 773.370.8131 or visit our web site: www.myprivatechef.net

Bombay Spice Grill opens 2nd Location in Streeterville Area of Chicago

 BOMBAY SPICE GRILL 

OFFICIALLY OPENS SECOND CHICAGO LOCATION

IN STREETERVILLE

WITH NEW EXPRESS “CREATE YOUR OWN” CONCEPT

ON MONDAY, JULY 22 

WITH

FREE CHICKEN TIKKA FROM 

11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. 


Executive Chef Sunil Kumar is proud to bring his unique twist on healthy, delicious Indian cuisine when Bombay Spice Grill   officially opens its second Chicago location in the  thriving Streeterville area at 213 East Ohio St. on Monday, July 22,  following its triumphant debut at the Taste of Chicago.

 

On July 22, ONLY, guests at the new location will be treated to FREE CHICKEN TIKKA, a house specialty, available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (one per guest).

 

The
new express, “create your own” concept is designed for the fast pace of
area business workers and a respite for Michigan Avenue shoppers. 
Whether selecting a bountiful bowl, wrap, salad or sandwich, guests will
have fun customizing their own with a choice of Steak at $8.95; Chicken at $8.35; Veggie at $7.75 or Tofu at $7.75. Select a Base of White Rice, Brown Rice or Quinoa, then; choose a sauce of Curry, Masala, Spinach or Vindaloo (hot).

 

Bombay Spice Streeterville brings favorites from its River North sister location, including Lentil Soup, Hummus, Chickpea Ceviche, Behi  Puri, Samosa and Chicken Tikka.  The signature beverage is Mango Lassi.  Desserts are Carrot Halawa and Rice Pudding.

 

Additionally,
most dishes are 500 calories or less and prepared with olive oil rather
than ghee or butter, providing low-fat, heart-healthy meals without
compromising authentic Indian flavors. The nutritional content of each
dish can be viewed at the restaurant or at www.bombayspice.com. Perfect for a health-conscious date night out!

 

Bombay Spice Streeterville is open SundayThursday  from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.