GreenRiver (259 E. Erie St.) welcomes Michael Anthony, Executive Chef and Director of Gramercy Tavern and Untitled and author of the newly-released cookbook, V is for Vegetables, during the week of Nov. 30, 2015. Recipes from the vegetable-focused book will be highlighted in GreenRiver’s signature “Express Lunch” from Monday, Nov. 30- Friday, Dec. 4, and in a special 3-course dinner hosted by Chef Anthony on Thursday, Dec. 3. Chef Anthony created every recipe in V is for Vegetables in a home kitchen with a simple goal: to inspire cooks of all kinds to grasp the bounty of their produce markets, one glorious vegetable at a time. He is now excited to share these recipes with guests of GreenRiver.

V is for Vegetables Express Lunch
GreenRiver’s daily “Express Lunch” features a rotating option of soup, sandwich, side and a choice of non-alcoholic beverage for $17. On Monday, Nov. 30-Friday, Dec. 4, the V is for Vegetables “Express Lunch” will highlight selections from the book including: Carrot Soup with radishes, Pickled Eggplant and Pepper Sandwich, and Kale Salad. Each recipe can be found in Chef Anthony’s cookbook, which will also be available for purchase at the restaurant for $40.

V is for Vegetables Dinner Hosted by Michael Anthony
On Thursday, Dec. 3 guests can enjoy a special V is for Vegetables dinner featuring fresh and inspired recipes from the cookbook. Chef Anthony will be present signing books and mingling with guests. A copy of the book is included in the menu price. Full menu is below:

First Course
Roasted Leeks with Citrus-Pasilla Chile Sauce and Cilantro
"Kinpira" Japanese Carrot, Daikon and Sesame Salad

Second Course
Grilled Monkfish, Jerusalem Artichokes and Hen of the Wood Mushrooms
Beef Ribeye, Crispy Fingerlings Potatoes, Sweet Peppers and Chimichurri Sauce

Carrot-Olive Oil Cake, Orange Cranberry Sorbet

The 3-course dinner is priced at $65/person (non-inclusive of tax and gratuity) and includes a signed copy of V is for Vegetables. For reservations, please call the restaurant at (312) 337-0101.

In 2014, Michael Anthony was named Executive Chef and Managing Director of Untitled and Studio Cafe at the downtown Whitney Museum of American Art, overseeing operations, wine, food and beverage. He also won the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Chef” in 2015. He is the author of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2013) and V is for Vegetables (Little, Brown and Company, 2015).

GreenRiver (259 E. Erie St.) is a restaurant and bar with innovative cocktails and seasonal fare offered on one of Chicago’s largest outdoor terraces. Located in the Streeterville neighborhood, GreenRiver celebrates the Irish-Americans who helped transform Chicago into the mighty metropolis it is today. Opened in September of 2015, the restaurant and bar is a collaboration between Best Bar in the World and Union Square Events, the venue hospitality company that also operates an accompanying special event space called the Gallery at GreenRiver. Reservations can be made on OpenTable, or by calling the restaurant at (312) 337-0101. For more information on GreenRiver, please visit


Elizabeth Hamel
Wagstaff Worldwide