The restaurant is backed by some big players in the Chicago restaurant scene and will feature 'seasonal American' fare.
Some Glencoe residents and Chicago-area restaurant big wigs are teaming up to open Guildhall in Glencoe this spring, according to Crain's Chicago Business. Alec Litowitz, the founder and CEO of Magnetar Capital, and Eric Fosse, founder and CEO of Homemade Pizza, both Glencoe residents, are working with real estate developer Albert Friedman, to launch the restaurant at 694 Vernon Ave., according to Crain's. Phil Marienthal, who owned Blue Mesa and Canoe Club and Monkey Dish Bar & Grill in Gurnee will manage Guildhall, and Christian Ragano, who has cooked at Tru and NoMI, will serve as executive chef. The 3000 square-foot restaurant is being designed by the same firm that did Girl & the Goat and GT Fish & Oyster, according to Chicago Eater. …
For some of us, French cuisine can seem esoteric or reserved for only the most extravagant occasions. For over a decade, Frank & Betsie's have been making it look easy in Winnetka with their accessible, cozy eatery.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010
When it comes to foods that are really good at freaking out Americans in general, sushi and French cuisine are probably at the top of that list. Many people consider French food to be too sophisticated, something outside of casual dining. No one goes to a restaurant to feel confused and out of place. Many also may think that French food is too expensive to go and try out of curiosity. There's a long standing association with all things French and sophistication: we adopt a French accent and say "ooh la la," when we want to mock a friend for being too fancy. Or maybe it's just that, somewhere deep in our memories, we have an uncomfortable memory of caricatures of French chefs trying to catch and eat our childhood heroes. On the other hand, …