Monday, July 16, 2012
Adam Seger 'Pops Up' at Lush Again!
Mixologist Adam Seger. (Photo: Tuan Bui)
Master mixologist Adam Seger's "pop-up gastropub" was so popular when he did it at Lush Wine & Spirits back in May that he's returned for an encore this weekend.
This time, he's teamed up with Tim Graham (former exec chef at Paris Club, according to GrubStreet Chicago) for an event in the West Town Lush location.
Graham and Seger worked together back in the day at Tru, so this is a reunion of sorts. The concept will provide diners with an opportunity to enjoy experimental cocktails and food pairings, expertly crafted by the duo. In crafting the dishes and drinks, Seger and Graham reversed the usual culinary process, having Seger create the cocktail/spirit first, followed by Graham developing a dish to complement.
It's 6-10pm Saturday and Sunday, with reservations highly recommended by contacting the restaurant right here. It's $49 per person; or $9 for each tasting portion.
Here's what to expect on the seven-course tasting menu:
Smoked Whitefish, Heirloom Apple Chip
Complimentary Farm to Bar Welcome Punch
Hibiscus Compressed Watermelon, Ricotta Salata, Mint, Hibiscus Consommé
Mini Watermelon and Hum Mojito
Strawberries, Fava Beans, Hearts of Palm, Celery
Celery Infused Tequila, Strawberry Sour
North Shore Aquavit and Triple Karmelit Beertail
Rare Tea Cellar Earl Grey Tea Cured Currants, Curried Chick Peas, Cucumber, Raw Onion
Moroccan Spice Rimmed Rambutan Daiquiri
Ricotta, Pea and Tarragon Stuffed Pasta, Beurre Monte
Tocai Friulano, Pear Eau de Vie, Ginger Sour, Disciplined Tarragon
Chicken Cordon Bleu Poppers
Chicken Fat Infused Red Wine 'Surprise & Delight'
Walnut, Baby Artichokes and Comte
Sherry, Cynar, Apricot Cobbler