It was about a year ago that chef Frank Mnuk told Eater he was trying to raise money to open Brigadoon, a French-inspired "slow food" eatery, in the former Mado space. But that quickly fizzled when Mnuk announced he had been named chef de cuisine at Cité atop Lake Point Tower, where he had hoped to return the restaurant to its one-time fine-dining glory.
Now, Mnuk has taken over the kitchen at Bistro Voltaire and overhauled the menu. Mnuk has been with the River North restaurant for a month and is excited about the positive changes. "[I'm] following the same cooking philosophy as I always have using local farms and produce," Mnuk wrote in an email. "[It's] classic bistro cuisine, but very clean, fresh and vibrant." Mnuk has modified and shortened the regular dinner menu, but has added a chalkboard where he'll display daily specials. "I believe this could be the best bistro in town," he said.
· Frank Mnuk Hoping to Open Brigadoon in Mado Location [~EChi~]
· Frank Mnuk Scraps Brigadoon, Now Chef de Cuisine at Cité [~EChi~]