We're heating things up this summer with a visit to KICK, 1943 W Byron St. The North Center restaurant is bold, featuring a fusion of spicy flavors (garlic, ginger, wasabi, cumin, garam masala, hot mustard, cayenne, cilantro) combined into intriguing dishes.
Scared of the spice? Not to worry! As our Chef's Table host Tommy Hensel wrote in his recent review: "Nothing I tried was overly hot for me, but I know certainly that if you love spicy hot food, this is the place for you . . . and you can bring your timid friends (like me)."
Ragin' Chicken Rolls
caramelized onions, pepper jack, sriracha honey mustard
Vietnamese Steak Wraps
garlic-lime cilantro and jalapeno-marinated ribeye, bibb lettuce
KICK'n Chicken Salad Sandwich
apples, cranberries, celery, white onions, signature mayo, kaiser roll
Green Chili Pork Stew
braised pork shoulder, chile pepper blend, tomatillos, hominy, lime, tortilla chips
Smoldering Chocolate Cake
cayenne chocolate mousse, raspberry coulis, raspberry leather, cocoa nibs
KICK'n and Scream'n
El Destilador Blanco Tequila, Chile de Arbol-infused honey, lime, ginger beer
Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
Oppidan gin, strawberry, cucumber, lime, soda, Sprite
False Bay Pinotage
This is guaranteed to be a "hot" event, so get your tickets before they go up in smoke!
Chef's Table Events bring foodies together in an exclusive, intimate setting. Each restaurant we visit takes care to show off its best, and each experience is exquisite, unique and is an ideal way to explore Chicagoland's culinary scene without spending a fortune.