Join legendary Chef/Proprietor J. Joho as he recognizes a very important milestone—30 years of Everest. Recognized the world over for its unforgettable setting on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange overlooking the Chicago skyline, Everest has wowed generations of diners with Joho’s renowned personalized French cuisine. With national and international recognition, including International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, USA Today, four-star reviews from Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine, as well as a litany of awards from The James Beard Foundation, Michelin Guide, Wine Spectator, Robert Parker and AAA, Everest laid the groundwork for many fine dining chefs to follow. The only Chicago member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux, Everest also belongs to the most elite dining clubs in the world, including Les Grande Table Du Monde Traditions & Qualité, Maitre Cuisiniers de France and Academie Culinaire. In light of these unparalleled accomplishments of Joho and his team, he invites you to celebrate the memories and future with him with a very special series of celebrations.

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Kicking off Wednesday, January 11, Chef Joho offers a special menu celebrating dishes from the first year of Everest. Menu items include: Presskopf of Wild Salmon; Calamari, Black and White Carnaroli Risotto; Roasted, Wrapped, Line-Caught Sea Bass in Potato and Thyme; Prime Beef Tenderloin Rossini Style, Truffle Sauce; and for dessert, Crispy Alsace Apple Strudel, Maple Ice Cream; this multi-course menu is available throughout January for $145 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Wine parings are available for another $98 per person. Reservations can be made at or by calling 312-663-8920.

Alumni Celebrations

Many of today’s most recognized chefs got their start at Everest. Join Chef Joho as he welcomes some of these esteemed team members of years’ past for two multi-course dinners. Joining him on Tuesday, January 17 will be Tom Fleming of Crossroads Diner, Dallas, TX; John Hogan of River Roast, Chicago; Michael McDonald of Le Meriden, Oak Brook, IL; Joel Reno of the French Pastry School, Chicago; and Paul Virant of Vie and Perennial Virant, Chicago.

On Tuesday, January 24, Chef Joho welcomes Mike Howell of Devour! The Food Film Fest, Nova Scotia, Canada; Daniel Kelch of Five & Dime, Evanston; Thomas Lents of Sixteen, Chicago; Francisco Lopez, Everest; Peter Scarola of R2L, Philadelphia, PA; and Chef Joung Sohn of Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV. Everest’s very own Chef Thierry Tritsch will be present for both evenings.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and cost $160 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Wine pairings are included. Reservations can be made by calling 312-663-8920.

Clos St Hune Dinner

The Trimbach family, in business for 375 years and good friends of Chef Joho’s family, are renowned for their vineyards that include the fabled Grand Crus Clos Sainte Hune, which produces the most renowned Riesling in the world. On, Thursday, February 9, join Chef Joho and Hart Davis Hart for a-once-in-a-lifetime dinner complemented by these famous wines. Further details on this event to be announced at an upcoming date.

About Chef Joho

Known the world over for having made an indelible mark on the culinary world with his exquisite personal cuisine, Chef J. Joho humbly entered the profession as a 6-year-old, peeling vegetables in his aunt’s restaurant kitchen in Alsace, France. His formal training began as a 13-year-old apprentice for Paul Haeberlin of the acclaimed L’Auberge de L’Ill, and continued in kitchens in France, Italy and Switzerland. By the age of 23, Joho was the sous chef at a Michelin two-star restaurant where he commanded a 35-person staff. It was while he was studying at the Hotel Restaurant School in Strasbourg that Joho immersed himself in the hotel and restaurant business, as well as the arts of pastry, cheese and wine.

Joho’s rise to international success began on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange with Everest, which is now one of the world’s premier dining rooms. Today, his establishments across the country in Chicago (Everest, Studio Paris), Boston (Brasserie JO) and Las Vegas (Eiffel Tower Restaurant) set standards for dining and win accolades at every turn. Joho is also a partner in several other concepts, including Chicago’s Nacional 27 and M Burger.

Hugely inspired by the arts, Joho has filled his home and restaurants with the work of many of his friends, including Ivo Soldini, the Swiss sculptor whose bronze statues adorn each of the tables at Everest, and John Westmark, the painter. Joho has also authored “The Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook: Capturing the magic of Paris” where he shared 50 of his signature dishes, transporting the magic of Paris into kitchens of gourmet homes across the country.