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Alpana Singh's Seven Lions Opening Its Doors This Coming Thursday

Chef Chris Curren's menu is a new take on classic American clubhouse food.

(From L-R) Seven Lions, Alpana Singh, Chris Curren
(From L-R) Seven Lions, Alpana Singh, Chris Curren
Seven Lions

Seven Lions, the latest restaurant project from Alpana Singh (The Boarding House) across the street from the Art Institute, is set to open for lunch service this Thursday, February 19. With executive chef Chris Curren heading the kitchen, Seven Lions, at 130 S. Michigan Ave., is described as an "American clubhouse" with a menu that puts twists on American classics.

A full menu has not been made available yet, but a release drops a few hints about what Curren, chef de cuisine Patrick Russ (The Dawson, Next) and pastry chef Karianne Soulsby (DIVA Chocolates & Confesctions) have in store.

Keeping in step with the American clubhouse idea, what Curren will be making includes a lobster cobb salad, a chicken and duck club sandwich, and a relish tray featuring three tiers of cured meats, cheeses, pickles, deviled eggs and more. Soulsby's desserts include S'mores bread pudding and a PB & C featuring malted milk and peanut butter mousse, peanut butter-chocolate crunch.

Singh, a master sommelier, will curate the wine list, and the restaurant will feature a craft beer program along with twists on American cocktails that will change seasonally.

The Seven Lions space is a sprawling 12,000 square-feet in the Peoples Gas building and, as previously reported, features crystal chandeliers and plush booths. There are also three private dining rooms available for events. Check back for a closer look inside the space by opening day.

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