Queue-ing

August 12, 2009 at 9:38 am (Current Events, Our Favorite Things, patio events, What we are eating, What we're drinking) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I would wait in any line, any day, any time, for more of those ribs, with a little more pickled watermelon to cleanse my palate. Yes, last Saturday was the second installation of what is definitely my favorite of the LUSH dinner series. Quintessentially American, with loads of family-style food and lots of big, bold, juicy Zin to pair with it. Despite a few brief spurts of rainstorms, the night was perfectly comfortable; not too hot, not chilly. We even got to see a rainbow in between showers, and then, after that, a DOUBLE rainbow! LUSH even included free fireworks from the lakefront as part of our dinner package. Highlights of the evening included Ms. Jane toasting the top of the mac and cheese with a blowtorch, and, of course, Mitch sabering a bottle of Champagne for the LUSh staff after we finished all the cooking. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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