We are delighted to announce we will be exhibiting at the Chicago Antiques, Art & Design Show again this May.
The show which is now in its 3rd year, is this spring’s most glamorous destination for all things interior. Spanning May 16 – 19, expect four days of some of the most spectacular examples of fine art, antique furniture, vintage and antique jewelry, and decorative objects from the 17th to 20th centuries, all situated in gallery settings across the seventh floor of the Merchandise Mart.
Kicking off this four-day celebration of design is its opening night benefit on May 16, hosted for the second consecutive year by The Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This preview party, co-chaired by board members Stuart Dyer, Alison McNally, and Elizabeth Pruett, provides a sneak peek at this year’s offerings. Better yet, serious collectors will have the opportunity to privately shop the selection before doors open to the public the next day.
“First and foremost, guests can expect to have fun,” says Alison McNally of Winnetka, board member and one of three co-chairs of this year’s festivities. McNally says serious collectors attending the May 16 event will have the opportunity to privately shop the selection before doors open to the public the next day. The preview party also includes whimsical cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and—for VIP ticket holders—a conversation and cocktail reception with show design chairs Amanda Lindroth, interior designer and author of Island Hopping (Vendome, 2018), and Fernando Wong, internationally renowned landscape designer.
“The designer VIP event will be a real treat, with fabulous ideas to freshen up our homes and gardens with classic and unexpected inspirations,” says Pruett,
Tickets also include a complimentary show catalogue, valet parking, and re-entry into the show. However, Pruett and her co-chairs agree that the biggest treat of all is supporting the cause they love, to help The Woman’s Board reach its goal to raise $7 million over 10 years for Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s col- laborative mental health care.
Dining in Chicago
Former Bohemian House chef Jimmy Papadopoulos is back in the restaurant game and has teamed up with Boka Restaurant Group to resurrect the long-vacant Embeya space. While BoHo showcased Papadopoulos’ penchant for Eastern European flavors and cooking techniques, the menu here proves his versatility: a savory oyster custard flirts with Osetra caviar, creme fraiche, lemon dressed apple, and dill in the inventive oyster pie, dry-aged duck is glazed with raspberry vinegar and teamed with duck heart en crepinette, and venison tartare balances earthy grilled mushrooms with pumpernickel and lime.
Romantic enough for a date night and inventive enough to surprise even the most jaded of palates, this time-tested favorite promises a great atmosphere (including a breathtaking “living wall” punctuated with anthropomorphized animal paintings) and even greater food. Crafted by visionary Lee Wolen, the Michelin-starred menu is an exercise in mixing complementary flavors and textures; no dish better exemplifies this than Wolen’s heirloom carrots, which come to life with pistachio crumbles, bulgur, and smoked goat cheese. And by all means, save room for one of pastry chef Meg Galus’ equally whimsical desserts.
With two hard-earned Michelin stars in tow, this contemporary American spot helmed by Chef Ryan McCaskey effortlessly toes the line been upscale and approachable cuisine. Guests may choose between five- and 10-course seasonally driven tasting menus or an a la carte bar menu flush with elevated bites like fried Jidori chicken, a Maine lobster roll, and a burger loaded with bacon jam and taleggio mornay. Since its launch, Acadia has strived for excellence in many areas. The restaurant’s contemporary menu is complemented by an extensive collection of cocktails, wine and beverage pairings.