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EL Ideas

EL Ideas

Address :
2419 W. 14th St. USA - 60618 Chicago60618Chicago
Phone :
(312) 226-8144
Website :

Cuisine Contemporary

Over $75

Free your mind, keep your expectations high, and ignore the hand-made sign and desolate locale that make this undeniably edgy restaurant feel like a David Lynch movie. No one comes here for high-end pampering. Rather, the interior is an amalgam of heavy wood timber, zinc ductwork, abstract art, and a homespun curtain made of wine corks. The open kitchen and its team of freewheeling anti-heroes lend a dinner-party vibe, with guests bringing bottles of Bourbon as gifts for the chefs and others getting up to mingle. Woe to those who come here to dine alone. This prix-fixe is an all-embracive antithesis to highfalutin fine dining, with courses that the chef might describe as salty-sweet stoner food. Envision golden-fried potatoes in a piping hot leek soup, topped with liquid nitrogen-prepared vanilla ice cream that pops and crackles when poured overtop. The result is a brilliant playfulness that hits all the right gustatory notes. Seared venison may arrive with plump morels, jicama brunoise, beluga lentils, and wonderfully bright green garlic "slaw." Flavor, texture, and presentation reach their height in the chartreuse cake with candied fennel, wild huckleberries, and white chocolate crémeux.

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Opening hours :

Dinner Tue - Sat. Contacter l'établissement pour confirmer ces informations.

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