Even if you're not a fan of Bravo TV's Top Chef series, you may be familiar with Rick Bayless, who recently scored the show's winning title of Top Chef Master. This award-winning chef and cookbook author has made it his mission to introduce Americans to Mexican cuisine and change the image of Mexican food in America.
Lucky for Chicago event planners, it's easy to treat your event attendees to this masterful cuisine. Bayless has several Chicago restaurant establishments, including critically-acclaimed Frontera Grill.
At Frontera Grill, the private Morales Room can accommodate Chicago events of up to 45 guests, complete with salsa music, flowers and an array of Mexican dishes. For cocktail receptions, planners can opt for the casual four-course, tapas-style menu, which offers a journey through Mexico thanks to dishes such as taquitos stuffed with smoked chicken and poblanos and pork and lamb chili. For more formal affairs, the five-course Chef's Tasting Menu delights diners with seasonal selections and impeccable wine pairings.
Frontera Grill also offers it's Library Room, an unparalleled Chicago meeting space for wedding rehearsals, corporate dinners and more of up to 10 guests. This unique Chicago special event facility places guests in the heart of the action, as it is the location where Bayless and his culinary team develop recipes and film. In addition to margaritas shaken tableside, event attendees are treated to the five-course Chef's Tasting Menu.
Finally, full restaurant buy-outs of Frontera are available Sunday or Monday for up to 150 people. Plus, Frontera and sister restaurant Topolobampo provide full-service Chicago catering. In addition to great food, the catering team provides bartenders, flowers, decor, music and more.