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Travel Through Temporis, West Town’s Intimate Tasting Menu Restaurant, Now Open

LED mood lights, foie gras ice cream, and more

Temporis is open in West Town.
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The curtain has been raised on Temporis, the mysterious fine-dining restaurant in West Town, that word of first surfaced last spring. The tasting menu comes from a pair of chefs, restaurant veterans who met while working at Les Nomades, the venerable French restaurant in Streeterville. Although some of the techniques made it over, the food, which debuted in a series of pop-ups over the summer, is in a genre all of its own.

It’s an intimate space with room for only 20 people, and the only food option is the eight-course tasting menu for $110. The kitchen will try to accommodate dietary restrictions, but there’s no guarantees. Wine pairings cost $95. Bottled wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks are also available.

Inside, the vibe suggests business casual or cocktail attire. There’s a modern feel that comes with an LED lighting system that will change colors in hopes of adjusting the mood throughout the meal. It’s reservation only.

Dishes like foie gras ice cream, tandoori rabbit and a venison shank made with coffee stout, granola and pomegranate, show off the unique experience. Temporis officially opened on Thursday, so diners can try to snag a reservation today. Browse the photos and the menu below.

Temporis, 933 N. Ashland Ave., (773) 697-4961, open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday.

Temporis Opening Menu

Squab Liver Mousse

Parsnip, Nori, Clove

Wiley Point Oyster

Dashi, Comice Pear


Yuzu, Hazelnut, Sugar Cookie Crumbled

Wild Mushroom Consommé

Wagyu, Shiso

Sunflower in Five Forms

Sunchoke, Endive, Salsify, Seeds, Chamomile

Socca Chip

Rabbit Rillette, Braised Mustard


Tandoori Spice, Carrot, Various Greens

Venison Shank

Coffee Stout, Granola, Pomegranite

Meyer Lemon



Brûlée, Blood Orange, Kumquat

Aged Cheddar

Smoke, Iberico Gougère, Quince

Foie Gras

Passion Fruit & Sauternes Reduction, Black Sesame Tuile, Canelé

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