Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Redeye Profiles Kendal Duque and His City Tavern Concept

The Redeye profiles Kendal Duque and his City Tavern concept:
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Duque says the concept is “a fresh take on taverns of old,” a warm, comfortable neighborhood place with a seasonally driven menu and a wide selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails. While Duque’s food at Chicago Firehouse is geared toward the restaurant’s upscale steakhouse ambiance, he said City Tavern will be more of a reflection of his personality and skills – “the kind of place that I would want to go myself.” 
In addition to a handful of specials each day, expect seasonal dishes inspired by what’s at the markets. Duque is particularly excited about his walleye pike with wild mushrooms, pea tendrils, artichokes and a cashew vinaigrette, as well as his simply grilled Berkshire pork chop served in a sauce of its own juices with a green apple and wild arugula salad. No dish will exceed $20.
Again, the more we read the more we get excited about this addition.  The article also goes on to say that they're still planning on opening later this month.  Can't wait!

(Hat tip: MT!)


Brian Tubolino said...

Wow what a great addition to the neighborhood! Acadia now City Tavern. I cant wait to check out the food and the atmosphere.

Josh said...

It sounds like a nice addition. I wonder to what extent these higher end places are able to depend upon Sloop clientele or if they need to attract tourists / other neighborhoods to make it. I'd be curious to know what meals City Tavern will replace - is it going to be a substitute for Kroll's or for Girl and the Goat?

Kelly Sharp said...

canNOT wait for this to open! And by the end of this month?? I am hopefully optimistic!