Today's the day for the next chef at Intro, as Erik Anderson's menu gets its debut at Lettuce Entertain You's rotating concept in Lincoln Park. Anderson's residency lasts through July, and the native Chicagoan has produced a modern French menu while vowing to respect classic techniques.
Anderson follows Intro's inaugural chef, CJ Jacobson, and the new menu will seasonally change during Anderson's stint. Current menu highlights include a preserved foie gras tart and pike boudin in onion with snap peas, ramps, egg yolk and smoked lamb's tongue. There's also an optional supplemental course of caviar with bone marrow, Yukon Gold potato and dill pollen.
Bittercube's Nicholas Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz developed a beverage menu with six cocktails, two non-alcoholic drinks (homemade sage tonic and ginger lemonade), plus seven beers and a cider, although no beers from Chicago-area breweries appear. Wine pairings are another option, costing $65 per person.