As the forthcoming new restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas will be more casual, the dynamic duo of Chicago restaurants will also be rolling out two more casual iterations at Next in 2015. Announced today, two of the three concepts in 2015 will focus on casual—perhaps even raucous—cuisine at their conceptually-changing restaurant.
Up first from January through May will be "Bistro," a take on the casual side of French dining. It will feature a 5-7 course menu, written on a chalkboard, complete with daily specials and supplements for $80-120 per person.
Next up from May until September is "Tapas"—which includes small Spanish bites from chef Dave Beran and an upbeat atmosphere. The announcement says this iteration will utilize the sidewalk "space" and possibly dancing. The course count is listed as "a few dozen" which is priced at $70-110.
2015 will end with "Terroir"—a wine-focused menu from September until the end of the year. Look for wines from different regions of the Northern Hemisphere paired with dishes of the the same region. 15 courses cost $295-355, wine included, with non-alcoholic pairings unavailable.
Finally, there's a new option at Next to buy tickets for three dates at once, one for each menu. Season ticket renewals go on sale Thursday while the general public can purchase beginning Saturday.