Chicago was once the home of clandestine Clubs, little holes in the wall where the chicest of chic would come to listen to music, eat a quiet dinner and drink illegal hooch. Well the newest social haunt in town comes from that same tradition Untitled is new name on everyone’s lips. Its home to the coolest events and was even featured on 190 North. Always wanting to bring the ultimate to our readers we just had to try.
When asked about the of the club, Meghan said that when the project didn’t have a name, it was simply called Untitled. “The closer it got to opening, we wanted to convey that speak easy feeling of being secret so we kept the name”
“Friendly” was the first thing we noticed at Untitled. Everyone from Meghan, our server Virgil, and our host David. He took care of our every need and made us feel welcome. It was great to unwind with a cocktail…like the days of Capone, liquor flows her. They brag about 49 types of champagne, special whiskeys used in their recipes and the cocktails that have original names. I enjoyed a seasonal creation called a Speak Sleazy. It reminded me a little of a Cosmo, but sweeter.
Food at Untitled is an event, it is meant to be shared and is divided that way. Ingredients are fresh and from local farms Slagel Farms,Smoking Goose, Gebesus Growers and Rushing Waters. This allows the artist in executive chef Joseph Heppe to design his creations. The adventure continued by munching on some delicious cheeses and meats. The St.Pete’s select blue was the real treat, along with the Surryano ham, they also served the most salad with smoked chicken, pine nuts and cheese all mixed together to create an original Caesar salad.
Coming in from the cold Chicago weather we needed a warm up. Boy did we get an awesome one! When we were told we were having clam chowder I envisioned a cream based New England. I was pleasantly surprised sitting before us was the best tomato based chowder I ever tasted. t was full of not only clams, but oysters, shrimp, scallops…well you get the idea! Seafood lovers run, don’t walk here, they do such magic with seafood. The chef is a magician with the entrees. They come out as the most tender, the most sweet tasting pork bellies and short rib. Every garnish is a creation with things like herb bread pudding, Swiss chard, and many mustards. We were served the delicious meatballs at a party, but enjoyed tasting them again with their tangy sauce.
Ao musical ends with a fiery finale, and that’s just what we ended with for dessert. The desserts are masterpieces as well. The Apple Black Walnut cake reminded me of Autumn back in Ohio, Goat cheese ice cream proved to be a zesty partner to this comfortable favorite. Served in an iron pan, the Breton Butter pastry was paired with a sweet treat, cinnamon toast crunch ice cream. The experience ended with me sipping a wonderful tea blend with rye and vanilla. Delicious.
All in all, I think our experience will be one to remember. I also think we will be venturing to 111 w Kinize, knocking on the door , and sitting down to another delicious meal at Untitled.
Fresh delicious meats and cheeses