Chef John Manion is tired of winter.
“March is the toughest month in Chicago. It feels like we should be closing in on spring, but it’s still firmly winter. So let’s announce the end of winter—on our terms.”
Not one to take the seasons laying down, he has planned “El Viejo Indecente,” a decadent family-style dinner with South America’s most extravagant cuts of meat, Champagne and caviar. The four-course dinner is designed to provide well-deserved pleasure. Think of it as a decadent payoff for a long, hard-fought winter. The name, slang for “dirty old man,” comes not from its chef, but from the Waygu tomahawk ribeye at the heart of the menu. This already over-the-top steak is dry-aged for 55 days, producing meat so decadent, it’s almost indecent. The dinner will be complemented by a vertical tasting of the much-lauded Zuccardi Aluvional Altamira Malbec.
The El Viejo Indecente dinner is limited to 28 guests.
Tickets: $150 per person includes food, wine pairings, tax, and gratuity.
Shrimp cocktail, lobster rolls, king crab, oysters with champagne mignonette,
caviar with French onion dip and ruffles
Pairing: 2016 Domaine Louis Michel and Fils 'Grenoilles,’ Chablis Grand Cru
Wedge Salad with baby gem lettuce, Rogue River blue cheese dressing,
mighty vine tomatoes, Benton’s bacon
Pairing: 2013 Movia 'Modri' Pinot Noir
Dry-aged Waygu tomahawk ribeye with chimichurri, bone marrow bordelaise
and bearnaise sauces, pomme purée with winter truffle, grilled asparagus
Pairings: '08, '10, & '11 vertical tasting of Zuccardi Aluvional Altamira Malbecs
Chocolate cognac truffles, aged rum, and coconut tres leches served with aged run and cognac
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