Kate Stahl | February 22, 2011 8:02 amSave the date: March 20 officially means Cochon 555, a friendly competition between five of Chicago's top chefs, who will each prepare a 175-pound heritage breed hog from head to toe. Mike Sheerin of The Trencherman, Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia, Michael Fiorello of Mercat la Planxa, Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, and Chris Pandel of The Bristol make up the all-star lineup for the competition, which takes place in 10 US cities, including Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Choose a general ticket ($125), which will include sampling of pork dishes paired with wines from five different small wineries, as well as the opportunity to help select the "Prince or Princess of Pork," whom will go on to the national competition.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 22, 2010 8:02 amWhile 2010 had some major high points in terms of restaurants openings (Girl & the Goat, Henri, Arami), 2011 only promises more fabulous eating. Four amazing new eateries — with some insanely talented chefs — are scheduled for early 2011 openings.
Former Blackbird chef Mike Sheerin (a Food & Wine best new chef of 2010) debuts The Trencherman, a locally, seasonally focused restaurant in a yet-to-be-determined space.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 20, 2010 8:02 amThis week, learn about great art, relax with a luxe lunch-and-spa experience, and get a preview of a talented chef's upcoming restaurant.
British classic rocker Elvis Costello comes to the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State St., 312-902-1500) on Monday, Dec.Read More