It’s rare that I get to write about an upcoming event since most of my event posts are post-event (har har har). Well here’s a case where I can actually tell you about something coming up where I know exactly what to expect. Coming up on May 18, 2013 is Chef Julius Russell’s next pop-up restaurant event focusing on the Bounty of Spring. Having been to a couple of his other pop-ups (NOLA & Valentine’s Day) I can tell you it’s going to be a pretty delicious dinner.
The pop-up is being held at Signature Loft, 1640 W. Hubbard Street. Ticket price of $85 (for one)/$160 (for two) includes at least 5 courses and special selections of Chilean wine (available on ToTC website here). Not a bad deal for having your very own private chef prepare dinner for you.
So far the menu looks like this:
- Pisco & Coconut Salmon Ceviche
- Scallops with Merken Butter
- Sea Bass with Chai Tea Spring Pea Puree
- Pistachio Crusted Lamb with Quinoa & Carmenere Braised Figs
- Calvados Pound Cake with Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Braised Apples, Grand Mariner Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts & Lavender
Just read that dessert again. I’ll wait.
I said “at least 5 courses” because Chef Julius usually adds a couple of surprises and according to his Twitter feed he’s decided to add Chicken Confit, Duck Bacon & Ramp Empanadas with Merken Avocado dipping sauce.
As Chicagoans know, we live in great city where every day we can sample a wide bounty of food options from the corner hot dog stand to Michelin starred restaurants. Chef Julius’s pop-up is one of those unique events which will appeal to anyone who likes good food, good company, and good times.