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Jay Schroeder Lands at Red Door, James Gray at Glazed & Infused and More Shuffling Around Town

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[Photo: Jay Schroeder]/James Gray
[Photo: Jay Schroeder]/James Gray
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BUCKTOWN—One of Zagat's "30 Under 30" for 2012, mixologist Jay Schroeder has landed at Red Door following recent stints at Double A at Mercadito and the Drawing Room. Schroeder is currently developing a cocktail list incorporating fresh herbs, amaro and other specific flavor pairings. Pop in to try his Grapefruit Tarragon Paloma made with Milagro Blanco tequila mixed with fresh grapefruit, lime tarragon and more and find out why Schroeder calls this "the best thing I've ever created." [EaterWire]

VARIOUS LOCATIONSJames Gray, who left his post as exec chef at Fritz Pastry earlier this summer, is now the GM of all Glazed & Infused's operations. Gray is responsible for internal store ops, kitchen ops and is working on new fall flavors, which should soon debut. Watch for them at a pop-up at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters Sept. 22 and 23. [EaterWire]

WEST TOWN—Following a five-year run at the Gage as chef de cuisine, Michael Dean Reynolds is the new exec chef at Leopold. Reynolds replaces opening chef Jeffrey Hedin, who is taking some time out of the kitchen. Each month, the restaurant does a themed prix-fixe menu and for September Reynolds is preparing his around Corsican wines with dishes featuring Iberico ham, seared scallop, pork belly, feta, compressed watermelon and other Mediterranean flavors. [EaterWire]

LAKESHORE EASTAria at the Fairmont has promoted Tommy Greer from sous chef to chef de cuisine now that Beverly Kim has moved on to Bonsoiree. Aria will continue to focus on Asian dishes, but Greer plans to incorporate more Midwestern flavors into the mix, like with his Muscovy duck "pho" that features locally sourced duck and market vegetables over pho glass noodles. [EaterWire]

GOLD COASTHerve Cuyeu has been named the new exec chef at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. The Bordeaux native will oversee all culinary operations at the property, including Balsan and Bernard's Bar. Pop by this month for Sunday Suppers at Balsan for family-style dinners inspired by the cuisine of Spain. The dinners, featuring gazpacho, chorizo salad, croquetas de Iberico and more, are $31 per person (wine pairings add $35). [EaterWire]

Aria

200 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Balsan

11 E. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 646-1400 Visit Website

Leopold

1450 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 312 348 1028

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