Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Executive Chef, Amanda Barnes, Announced at City Tavern

Image from City Tavern Facebook Page
City Tavern (1416 S. Michigan) has been open for just over a year but there have been a ton of ups and downs for the restaurant.  Chicago Eater provides an update on a new executive chef:
Though in place since the beginning of October, Amanda Barnes has only now been officially announced as the executive chef at City Tavern.  
The restaurant, which lost its Michelin bib gourmand status this year after entering the list the previous year, has gone through its share of chefs in the past year or so (Kendal Duque, Robert Hoffman, Jackie Shen), so it's not surprising that they wanted to make sure everything was in place before going public with the change.  
Barnes, who has logged time at The Purple Pig, moto, The Publican, Larry Forgione's An American Place and Gerard Craft's Niche, acknowledges the hurdle she and her crew have to climb.  
"I'm enjoying the challenge of winning the public back and letting them know that they can trust the kitchen and the food again," she says.
Best of luck and hopefully this provides some stability for the restaurant.

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