We're kicking off our first guest chef collaboration of 2018 with James Beard Award Winning chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. of Chicago favorite, The Purple Pig.
A fourth-generation restaurateur, Chicago-born Bannos was put to work bussing tables for his father at age five, learning the trade firsthand while spending days at the family-owned Louisiana-style restaurant. He later attended Johnson and Wales University and worked for chef Emeril Lagasse at Emeril’s in New Orleans. After embarking on a six-month excursion to Italy where he immersed himself in the culture, food and wine, Bannos returned to the U.S., to work in some of New York City’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants, including Del Posto, Esca, and Lupa. Bringing together his love for Italian food, the restaurant business and his family, Bannos returned to Chicago in 2009 to open The Purple Pig. The restaurant has been a bustling, Chicago establishment ever since, garnering the chef a 2014 JBF win for Rising Star Chef.
Bringing a few of his favorite dishes, Bannos and B&B chef Bryan Lee Weaver have also put together a few collaborative dishes, mixing Italian and Middle Eastern flavors for one night only. Make your reservation online or over the phone. Dinner will be served a la carte and reservations are recommended.
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