Details are slowly being revealed about Mexican-inspired Takito Kitchen, slated to open in Wicker Park this March. Last week the team tapped Adam Weber as beverage director, and this week they are announcing that David Dworshak (Carnivale, Spring) will be executive chef and partner of the restaurant. Dworshak recently spent eight years at Carnivale, six under former chef Mark Mendez (Vera) and the last two as executive chef.
As for the food at Takito Kitchen, the menu will be seasonal and support local farmers and producers. "Our main focus of artisanal tacos lends itself to endless possibilities of ingredients, accompaniments and salsas," says Dworshak, "Aside from tacos, our plates will be intended for sharing, geared towards a more creative and healthier style of Latin American food."
Some menu items may include: Avocado pine nut puree with pickled garlic; chile piquin and piloncillo; Yucatecan style chicken soup with plantains and recado verde; and lamb "queso fundido" taco with jicama escabeche, serrano herb salsa and fresh corn tortillas. Takito Kitchen also plans to serve bottled, house made agua frescas and possibly sodas sealed with Takito's bottle cap logo.
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