A clutch of enterprising places is rewriting the restaurant playbook in Chicago. Culinary innovation takes on diverse forms in the Windy City. Eden is featured as one of six restaurants that show what it takes to make real waves.
Eden, a New American spot with a Mediterranean accent, just doubled the size of its onsite greenhouse. The restaurant’s new Avondale home features an eco-friendly urban garden overlooking the Chicago River, fueling the restaurant with much of the herbs and produce featured on its brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. It’s all part of Eden’s commitment to sourcing hyper-locally from its own backyard when it can, and from local farmers when it can’t. Taste the homegrown bounty in the oven-roasted Arctic turbot and wood-grilled chicken paillard, both served with fresh garden herbs. Or sample the greater Midwest in dishes such as pork tagliatelle with blonde bolognese and apples from Nichols Farm in nearby Marengo.View the Original Article on OpenTable