by Rock ‘n Roll Ghost
Chicago’s Red Door is hosting Chef’s Night Off, an ongoing series of “pop up” dinners one Monday a month (a night when Chef Troy Graves and his staff are off of work) that features menus from some of the city’s up and coming cooks. The next event, ¡Chingon!, will be on October 08th and will feature the talents of Steve Newman and Graham Stein, who bonded over their love of pork and punk rock.
¡Chingon! is Newman and Stein’s take on Mexican bar food through the prism of the modern day cuisine of the Michelin-starred and JBA-winning kitchens they’ve worked at. Slanted heavily and unapologetically towards pork and meant to satisfy the soul, the ¡Chingon! dinner will be a shared plates tasting menu, featuring two dishes per course to ensure that things move swiftly and the atmosphere remains lively. Guests will be seated at 6, 7:30, 9 and 10:30. Tickets are available now through the Red Door Facebook page and RedDoorChicago.com
Each Chef’s Night Off event will feature different cooks and different concepts, as well as an original cocktail menu by Red Door mixologist Jay Schroeder.
Lime Tortilla Chips & Charred Salsa; Housemade Fritos & Queso; Chicharrones & Guacamole
Baja Shrimp Ceviche, Chorizo Verde, Fried Shrimp Heads
Grilled Octopus Sopes, Chorizo Rojo, Sweet Potato
Smoked Duck Enchiladas, Peanut Butter-Ancho-Chocolate Sauce, 62* Duck Egg
Carnitas Flautas, Pickled Habanero Relish, Mole Mayo
Horchata Braised Pork Shoulder, Marcona Almonds, Coconut Wild Rice, Nopales, Tamarind Jus
Sea Scallops, Plantains, Smoked Fennel, Roast Cauliflower, Carrot Pipian
Dark Chocolate Tamale, Avocado Sour Cream Ice Cream, Tangerine
Fried Poblano Ice Cream, Sweet Corn and Queso Fresco Cake, Rum Raisin Sauce