Executive Chef Anthony Martin of TRU, along with Jean-Jacques Coudray and Stephanie Pouzin-Coudray of Coudray Bizot, will host a specially curated multi-course Burgundy wine dinner on May 10. Coudray Bizot, known for producing burgundy in the traditional style, will present a rare collection of wines, including; 2004 Puligny Montrachet Combettes, 2003 Vosne Romanee Rameau, 2006 Echezeaux and 2010 Echezeaux. The cost is $185 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). To hold your spot, please call 312-202-0001.
Executive Chef Anthony Martin offers two seatings this New Year’s Eve. The earlier seating, beginning at 5 p.m., includes a five-course menu ($165). The later seating, beginning at 8:30 p.m., includes a seven-course menu ($275). Chef Anthony Martin’s Coral Caviar can also be added to the dining experience. A midnight Champagne toast is included in the later seating.
Christmas came early for some of Chicago's top restaurants, as today the Michelin Man doled out gifts like a steel-belted Santa Claus.
Two three-star designations, five two-star awards and 19 one-star nods gave Chicago its best-ever harvest of Michelin stars since Michelin published its first Chicago Guide in 2011.
There were no surprises at the three-star level, where Alinea (for the seventh year) and Grace (for the third) took home Michelin's top rating.
Chicago is home to the world-renowned restaurant Tru, a fine-dining experience nestled in an art-filled destination. The ambience is inviting and modern, as you dine surrounded by the works by Gerhard Richter, Peter Halley and Andy Warhol. The artistic creativity also flows elegantly from the kitchen. With precision and a passion for presentation, Tru inspires guests with sublimely delicious contemporary French cuisine.
Tru’s Executive Chef/Partner Anthony Martin recently spoke with Pursuitist and give us some insights into his history and creative process.
Chicago has a surprising amount of restaurants built around fancy tasting menus. Even people in other cities like New York or L.A., where you would expect to find these kinds of restaurants, are surprised to find how many exist here. Is it normal to spend a couple hundred dollars per person on dinner? Nope. But it can be a lot of fun, so you better know what you're getting into before blindly committing to such an expensive meal.
From old standbys to new hot spots, keeping tabs on Chicago's bars and restaurants can be overwhelming. Considering the constant influx of movement and openings, it’s only natural some places slip through the cracks. So, while these 10 restaurants may not get all the fanfare, they deserve just as much praise.
We checked out dozens of private rooms at restaurants downtown, in River North, the Gold Coast, Randolph Market District, Pilsen and the Near North Side to identify the top spots for intimate business meals. We've updated last year's batch and added 35 new spaces. Food and beverage minimums don't include tax or tip. Prices and menu items subject to change. All are wheelchair accessible, unless noted.
It's been four months since National Cheese Lover's Day and America can't wait a full year. That's right, there are only a handful of foods so beloved, they get two obscure holidays a year. And who are we to question it? We've gathered the ultimate cheese destinations across the country, from famous shops with hundreds of options to restaurants aging in epic cheese caves, rolling decadent cheese carts and serving the perfect cheese boards, for National Cheese Day on June 4.
Join Executive Chef Anthony Martin for a tasting of nine French and French-style domestic cheeses and their accompaniments, selected by Tru’s maître d' fromage and paired with a variety of wine, beer and cocktail tastes. These cheeses represent some of the best of the summer season; additionally some will be available for special order. The cost is $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity). To hold your spot, please call 312-202-0001.
Heads up: Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8. If you've forgotten or haven't made plans yet for that important woman in your life, it's not too late. Pamper and treat her to a a nice meal at one of the following restaurants. From lavish buffets to decadent prix fixe menus, make sure mom gets everything she deserves (and more) this year.