Chef Matt Eversman, who departed his post at Saigon Sisters shortly after being named by TOC as "breakout chef of the year," will host a pop-up restaurant between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Bistro Voltaire.
The five-course menu, which will be paired with a special cocktail from Evanston-based Few Spirits and wine from Maverick Wines Company, will feature contemporary American dishes inspired by and incorporating Southeast Asian ingredients and flavors.
Eversman is giving diners a sneak peek at what to expect at his forthcoming new restaurant, which he's hoping to open in the late fall. The chef is also using this dinner as an opportunity to get feedback on what people like (or don't) about the menu. "In this business, to know what works and what doesn’t, you must have constant feedback," Eversman said in a press release. "This five-course pop-up allows me to hear from my future guests now."
Tickets for the event, which cost $100 per person (including beverage pairings), can be purchased online now.
· 1st course: Tuna with grilled watermelon and ginger, paired with Few Spirits white whiskey cocktail
· 2nd course: Scallop with smoked blackberry and sweet potato (wine pairing)
· 3rd course: Duck pho (wine pairing)
· 4th course: Rendang spiced flank steak with coconut rice and herb salad (wine pairing)
· Dessert: TBD collaboration with Dobra Bielinski of Delightful Pastries, served with Casteel Coffee custom blend