2021 Chicago Rising Stars Restaurant Week Menu

2021 Chicago Rising Stars Restaurant Week Menu

 

Chefs
 
Ryan Brosseau| Dear Margaret
Steak Frites, Anchovy Butter, Roasted Garlic Aioli
 
Damarr Brown | Virtue Restaurant
Walleye, Gulf Crawfish and Shrimp Étouffée, Buttered Stone-Ground Grits
Suggested Pairing: Godello, "Gaba di Xil," Compagnia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez, Valdeorras, Spain, 2018
 
Luke Feltz | Smyth
Warmed Osetra Caviar, Buckwheat Koji Butter, Green Almonds, Walnut Oil
Suggested Pairing: Palomino, “VORS 30 Years,” Bodegas Tradición, Palo Cortado, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, NV
 
César Murillo| North Pond
Niman Ranch Pork Belly Lechon, Parmigiano Reggiano, Mint Gel, Roasted Fennel, Frico, Vanilla Pork Jus, Sweet Cicely
Suggested Pairing: Tempranillo, La Rioja Alta S.A., Viña Ardanza Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2012
 
Dave Park | Jeong
Nixtamalized Celery Root, Brown Butter, Chicatana Salsa Macha, Xnipec
 
Bailey Sullivan | Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio
Egg Yolk Raviolo, Tuscan Kale, Garam Masala, Tropea Onion, Delicata Squash, Pistachios, Pomegranate Molasses
 
Chops Wat | Lao Peng You
Niman Ranch Pork and Dill Dumplings, Soy Broth, Dried Shrimp, Zha Cai, Sesame Seeds, Mushrooms, Garlic, Green Onion, Cilantro, Chile Oil
 
Community Chef
 
Won Kim Kimski
Korean Pierogies, Russet Potato, Cypress Grove Goat Cheese, Tamari Sour Cream, Dill
 
Game Changers
 
Tim Flores & Genie Kwon | Kasama
Black Truffle Croissant, Délice de Bourgogne Cheese, Honey, Shaved Truffle
 
Sommeliers
Kimberlee Beeler BOKA
Lone Mountain Wagyu Ribeye, Black Garlic, Maitakes, Sunchokes, Tamarind paired with Garnacha, Bodegas Bernabeleva, "Navaherreros," Madrid, Spain, 2019
Alex Augustine | Aba
Toothpick Aussie Lamb, Lemon-Jalapeño, Yogurt, Cumin, Fish Sauce, Araq paired with Albarín Blanco, Pardevalles, Tierra de León, Spain, 2019
 
Pastry Chefs
 
Natalie Saben Avec River North
Chocolate Baklava, Walnuts, Pecans, Chocolate Mousse, Coffee Frozen Yogurt, Honeycomb Candy
 
Lauren Terrill | Proxi
Coconut Panna Cotta, Blueberry and Lime Leaf Compote, Dok Jok Cookie
 
Lucas Trahan | Ever
Cardamom-Basted Peaches, Tonka Black Beans, Cardamom, Brown Butter Sponge, Peach Leaf Pudding, Mulberries, Marionberry Sorbet, Lemon Thyme
 
Artisan Bakers
 
Matt Pontarelli | The Exchange
Country Loaf served with European Butter and House Strawberry Honey Jam
 
Sam Zeitlin | Zeitlin's Delicatessen (Pop-Up at Tempesta Market)
Pastrami-Spiced Mushroom and Potato Knish
 
Community Bartender
 
Donavan Mitchem | MONEYGUN
Pepper LaBeija: Tequila Blanco, Jalapeño, Cilantro Cordial, Passionfruit, Lime, Mint
 
Bartenders
 
Eric Simmons | Etta River North
Fromage Noir: Roku Gin, Cypress Grove Goat Cheese, Spiced Pear, Lemon, Angostura Bitters
 
Sarah Syman | The Dandy Crown
99% Yes: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Lemon, Amaro Nonino, Blackcurrant, Elderflower
 
Artisan Brewers
Javier & Jose Lopez | Casa Humilde Cervecería at La Josie and Mi Tocaya
Maizal: Mexican-Style Lager
 
Artisan Tea Purveyors
 
Taylor Cowan & Jordan Scherer | Spirit Tea Pop-Up at Oriole
Handmade Bai Hao Tea, Rebeca Yu, Yaiwan
 
StarChefs Supports Bonus Stop
 
Victoria & Gerardo Salamanca | Café Tola
Birria Empanada: Barbecue Aussie Goat, Garbanzo Beans, Red Sauce, Onion, Chihuahua Cheese, Cilantro