Sit down with Chef and Owner Carlos Gaytan in his Noble Square Restaurant, Mexique. Having a Michelin Starred restaurant is not easy. It’s always that people come here with great expectations, so I like to come to the tables and check how’s everything. [Make sure] they’re happy with the food, they’re happy with the service.…

Chef’s Corner | Thomas Lents Thomas Lents was appointed executive chef of Sixteen in January 2012, after working in the world’s most celebrated fine-dining establishments. In his new position at the acclaimed restaurant on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, Chef Lents presents innovative menu programming that marries the details and…

Chef Ryan McCaskey sits down with devHour.tv in this 1 ON 1 “What I’ve been trying to do here at Acadia and  was a vision of mine for a very long time… Trying to build something that was more timeless. I wanted it contemporary, I wanted it sleek and minimalist, but at the same time…

Chef Mauro Mafrici explains how Pelago represents the story of his life in his downtown restaurant. “Pelago is a puzzzle to my life. Thre are few dishes that I experimented with a long time ago, I brought them back and it works. My menu is about different restaurants and different times in my life. New…

Balena in Lincoln Park is the first collaboration between the Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Led by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel, the restaurant serves what he calls “Honest, Italian cooking.” Balena’s many accolades include Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and Bon Appetit, 3 stars by the Chicago Tribune, and a James…

Quince serves contemporary American cuisine, in a lively and comfortable setting near downtown Evanston. Andy Motto arrives at Quince from a position as Executive Chef at Old Town Brasserie. Andy began his career at a small pizza parlor in Arlington Heights and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1995. He returned to Chicago…

Chef’s Corner | Paul Morrison “Originally, I’m from Pittsburgh, PA, so I’m a big Steelers fan. I’ve been in Chicago, since 2003 on and off. I was playing high school football [in Wisconsin] and couldn’t work during the week, so I worked on the weekends cooking burgers and Italian beef. I started doing a little…

Globally inspired sharing plates & cocktails are served in a wood-trimmed room or on a leafy patio. A collaboration of Chef Troy Graves and Christopher Peckat, Bucktown’s latest bar and eatery features global comfort food flavors with equal attention paid to a seasonal, locally and organically sourced craft cocktail program. The neighborhood venue with food…

General Manager Kurt Yedla guides devHour.tv through a downtown steakhouse experience, in the suburbs, at Eddie Merlot’s in Lincolnshire. “Eddie Merlot’s is a place where hospitality and the comfort of our guests are our highest mission; we pledge to provide the finest personal service, highest quality of foods, freshest ingredients, in world class facilities for…

Executive Chef Aaron Lirette introduces us to the fining dining experience at Celeste, in River North.  “It’s a really small intimate room, it’s a great date spot. What we try to do with the food on the second floor is kind of very casual high-end dining. We’re going to be using the same quality ingredients…

Since 1995, Chef Priscila Satkoff at Salpicón has been satisfying devotees of her classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Michelin® Guide calls her “this town’s unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine”.  Her food is paired with her husband Vincent’s award-winning wine list and extensive list of 100% agave Tequilas.  Let Wanda Cole, a CMS Advanced Sommelier,…

Owner Jim Lederer brings a fine dining experience to as a casual setting at Bluegrass in Highland Park. “Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining location. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare,…

Browntrout is a comfortable, casual fine-dining experience located at 4111 N. Lincoln in the North Center area of Chicago. We are family owned and can seat 70 people, comfortably, in our dining room. We have a large central communal table for large groups. Our emphasis is on sustainability and agro-consciousness, without sacrificing quality. We believe…