Cuisine: American, New American
Chef Jason Hammel enchanted the city with Logan Square's Lula Cafe and now Marisol is his bully pulpit and the culinary congregation is singing his praises yet again. Marisol, in the Museum of... Read More
Chef Jason Hammel enchanted the city with Logan Square's Lula Cafe and now Marisol is his bully pulpit and the culinary congregation is singing his praises yet again. Marisol, in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, re-imagines the relationship between food, art and design in a space created by renowned international artist Chris Ofili. The hyper-seasonal menu showcases vibrant vegetables, handmade pasta, meat and seafood. Spring brings curly casarecce pasta with crab, white asparagus, green garlic sofrito and yuzu kosho. Choose painterly plates of Hiramasa Crudo with kumquat, tiny artichokes and country ham; sunflower hummus with its accompanying flaxseed cracker is your new chip and dip, and the Marisol salad is moistened with an updated version recipe of dressing from the MoMA Artists' Cookbook (1977). Everything is good - even the music! Stop by for breakfast, counter service throughout the day, brunch, lunch, happy hour in the bar or dinner.
- Best Restaurants for Spring: "The name, Marisol, is inspired by a spirited French/Venezuelan artist who was a star of the New York art scene in the 1960s."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Spring Because: Spring finally brings color to Chicago and Marisol's ever-changing seasonal menu is as vibrant as the art in MCA.