Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Four Seasons' New Resto Name Revealed

Kevin Hickey will be executive chef at Allium when it opens in February at Four Seasons Chicago.

Seasons Restaurant and Seasons Bar and Lounge in the Four Seasons Chicago served their last meals on New Year's Eve, making way for a private dining space and a more approachable concept called Allium.

Set to open in February, Allium (which is Latin for "onion") will focus on regional, farm-to-table modern American cuisine under the direction of current Executive Chef Kevin Hickey. It'll be housed in the space adjacent to the seventh-floor hotel lobby. And, according to a recent email from the publicist, the extensive redesign of the space will "showcase a warm, approachable and more modern aesthetic."

Let's just hope they don't take out that fireplace!

Alpana Singh Set To Open Wine Bar

Master Sommelier Alpana Singh (Photo: Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises)

This is some very cool news!

Check, Please! host and former Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises master sommelier Alpana Singh is set to open a wine bar, according to Crain's Chicago:

Didn't See This Coming

The Raw Bar signage via Yelp.

More info is trickling out about the Dana Hotel's forthcoming American contemporary restaurant set to be helmed by former Sunda chef Rodelio Aglibot.

312DD has learned that Mehrdad Toni Motamen, owner of Wrigleyville's The Raw Bar, has signed on to oversee the oyster bar that's supposed to be part of the concept. And since there's already a perfect area carved out on the mezzanine level to accommodate it, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's going there.

Still no word on a name or when it will open . . .