Grand Tour (2434 West Montrose), the newest concept featuring international cuisine by Jesse Boyle (Red Ivy), Partner Jim Cornelison (celebrated Star Spangled Banner singer for Chicago Blackhawks) and Chef Roger Herring, opened in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood yesterday, Thursday, February 27th. Chicagoans can view Grand Tour as their passport to international cuisine, sports programming, music, art and more, all within its thriving Ravenswood location. Grand Tour piques diners’ interest with an array of adventurous menu offerings and entertainment showcases from the Philippines to Switzerland, and everywhere in between.
Herring takes diners on a global journey with an evolving menu of international flavors. Time spent traveling and cooking around the world – in France, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia and others – has fueled Chef Herring’s knowledge and passion for international cuisine, expressed in both well-known dishes and lesser-known gems. Diners will experience the best cuisine the world has to offer, created in just one kitchen. Dinner menu items include Iceland Thor’s Arctic Char, Thai Sweetbreads, Mexican Pozole and Braised & Crispy Chinese Pig’s Head. Launching at a later date, lunch options include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Fish & Chips and a refreshing Pho Salad, while comforting brunch (launching March 15) dishes range from Croque Madam, Scrapple Hash and Cuban Huevos.
In addition to the regular menu, each month, Chef Herring will take diners on a tour of a different country, with a prix fixe menu representing that nation’s cuisine. Guests will have the opportunity to backpack through the country, collecting stamps as they dine their way through the year. March will feature Ireland in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.
Helmed by Steven Heffron, the beverage program at Grand Tour complements the blend of cuisines by providing guests with an array of international beers, craft cocktails, wines and natural juices.
Live music including:
- Friday, 2.28: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Marquis Brothers
- Saturday, 3.1: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Tinker Boys
Via Grand Tour