LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with Adam Seger

February 10, 2009 at 8:31 pm (Interviews, What we are eating, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

10 Questions with…

ADAM SEGER

Nacional 27

Mixologist, Sommelier, and General Manger

NACIONAL 27
325 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 664-2727

http://www.nacional27.net/

BIO:

Notorious on the Chicago scene as a wild brandisher of swords, a thrower of fullly adorned Christmas trees, and the instigator behind many feasts comprised of the ultimate pairing of vintage Champagne and fried chicken, Adam Seger is a mover and shaker (of cocktails). At Nacional 27, Mr. Seger approaches mixology and wine pairing as a chef, focused on the elements of each cocktail playing in tandem with each ingredient to create a culinary-mixology fusion, seamlessly intertwining components of the bar and the kitchen. If you care for accolades and achievements, Mr. Seger is also a Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) and has passed the Advanced Exam of the Court of Master Sommeliers. No surprise that he tinkers in the kitchen to hand-craft custom liqueurs and uses primarily boutique, authentic, hard to track down spirits…he has a serious ingredient obsession. He makes his own maraschino cherries! Mr. Seger is dabbling in boldness of flavor that is deftly balanced and elegant to boot, while wowing the palate.

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LUSH Interview: 10 Questions with Michael Nagrant

January 28, 2009 at 12:28 pm (Travel, What we are eating, What we are thinking, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , )

10 Questions With…

Michael Nagrant, Chicago-based food writer

BIO:

Apparently, Mr. Nagrant likes to eat…and talk about it.  Michael Nagrant never met an organ meat he didn’t like. He hopes to meet many more. In the meantime he writes regularly about food and drink for Newcity, CS, Chicago Sun Times, and Time Out. If you are sniffing about, you may catch an article or two at Serious Eats, www.seriouseats.com He’s also the founder/editor of  Hungry magazine www.hungrymag.com.

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