Chicago's appreciation of chefs is legendary -- from award-winning heavyweights like Shawn McClain (a 2006 James Beard Award recipient) and Paul Virant (Food & Wine magazine's "Best New Chef" for 2007) to upstarts like Robert and Allison Levitt (the husband-and-wife team behind white-hot Mado). So, it's only fitting that we should celebrate the inaugural "Chicago Chef Week," held from Sunday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 27, by eating at the city's many restaurants that let their chefs shine.
Some of the area's best chef-driven restaurants will take part in the festivities. Each restaurant will offer a special three-course, prix-fixe menu for $32 during "Chicago Chef Week." In addition, both Province and Sepia will offer a three-course, prix-fixe lunch menu for $22.
The restaurants participating in "Chicago Chef Week" include:
- Adobo Grill in Old Town and Wicker Park
- Boka in Lincoln Park
- Green Zebra in West Town
- Landmark Grill + Lounge in Lincoln Park
- Lockwood in the Palmer House Hilton in the Loop
- Mado in Wicker Park
- Old Town Brasserie in Old Town
- Perennial in Lincoln Park
- Province in the West Loop
- Sepia in the West Loop
- Sola in Lakeview
- Spring in Wicker Park
- Topaz in west suburban Burr Ridge
- Vermillion in River North
- Vie in west suburban Western Springs
- Vinci in Lincoln Park
Reservations can be made through OpenTable.com or by contacting each restaurant directly.