BK Park has unveiled the first batch of changes at Juno, his acclaimed Japanese restaurant in Lincoln Park. Not only does the front bar have a new look, there's also a new menu and a new chef de cuisine. Chef Park now runs the restaurant solo after partner Jason Chan departed in June.
They've brought on Andy Sisomboune, late of Bom Bolla, as chef de cuisine. He'll have a new menu to work with, as Park highlighted new items including confit chicken wings with pepper marmalade, kohlrabi and togarashi, as well as seared scallops with summer corn risotto and snap peas.
Designers from ABAL have redone the front bar and installed new lighting, a bronze mirror and covered the walls with dark paint. There's new Japanese touches, including wall coverings using shibori and matcha tea whisks.
Next month they'll also start offering Sunday night omakase dinners that are limited to 10 seats for a special rate of $75 per person. Diners can reserve time to dine with Park. Details are found on their Facebook page, and their new phone number, (773) 935-2000. Park isn't done with the changes, as Juno has endured, even surviving a fire last year. He's got plans to renovate the back dining room as well, but isn't ready to divulge those details yet.