Chicago’s restaurant scene has a huge pool of talent that extends across just about every known type of cuisine. The veterans are shaking things up by creating new concepts and opening new restaurants and it’s mostly because of the young chefs and bartenders coming up that are creating new and inventive drinks and dishes. There is an element of fun to a lot of restaurants in the city, a sort of serious fun where the chefs and bartenders are using their creativity and imagination to create great food and cocktails.
FEW Spirits and Atwood Café have teamed up to showcase some of Chicago’s young chefs and bartenders. The have created “FEW Kids On The Block,” an evening that showcases talented young chefs and bartenders from a handful of Chicago’s incredible restaurants. Each course for the evening will be prepared by a local chef, under 30 years old, and paired with a cocktail using FEW spirits created by a local bartender, also under 30. The event will take place at Atwood Café (1 West Washington Street) March 18, 2013 at 6pm.
The participating chefs are Derek Simcik (Atwood Café), William Johnson (Filini Bar & Restaurant), Eric Mansavage (Farmhouse Chicago) and John Vermiglio (Billy Sunday). The bartenders are Sterling Field (Carriage House), Alex Bachman (Billy Sunday), Alex Renshaw (Sable Kitchen & Bar), Ray Anguiano (Atwood Café) and Patrick Hunter (Tortoise Club.) It will be a fun night of great food and drinks prepared by the city’s talented young chefs and bartenders. Tickets for the dinner are $75 and that includes tax and gratuity. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Food Depository. To RSVP, call 312-368-1900 or book online at www.opentable.com.