This Inside Access from Chase event hosted by executive chef and partner Anthony Martin will offer inspired fine dining complemented by James Beard Award-winning service and wines pairings from the restaurant’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine cellar.
Your evening will begin with a cocktail, wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and an opportunity to visit the kitchen briefly to look on as Chef Martin and his team prepare the evening’s menu. Then guests will be seated in the elegant dining room with flowing white draperies and blue banquettes, punctuated by a museum-quality contemporary art collection.
Accumulating four-stars and being named Chef of the Year by Chicago Tribune marked Chef Anthony Martin’s first year as executive chef/partner at Tru in 2008. Known for subtle flavor combinations and visually stunning presentations, he recently led Tru from one to two coveted Michelin stars.
Chef Martin’s first and fondest memory of cooking was helping his great-grandmother and mother bake during the Christmas season in his native Ohio. With a talent for drawing and painting, and after receiving several scholarship offers, he poised himself to enroll in art school. The desire to cook was too strong, however, and he soon joined the Pennsylvania Culinary School in order to channel his innate creativity into a culinary career. He worked across the United States from Cleveland to Atlanta and Las Vegas gaining culinary expertise in many renowned kitchens.
NOTE: Attendees must be 21 years or older. Jackets are required for gentlemen; and elegant-casual, business or evening attire is requested for ladies
- Cocktail, wine and hors d’oeuvres reception
- Specially-curated five-course dinner paired with wines
- Q&A with Chef Anthony Martin
- Valet parking
Tentative Event Schedule
Please note: Schedule subject to change. This is not an autograph session.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Reception with passed and stationary items
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Specially-curated five-course dinner; Q&A with Chef Martin
676 N. Saint Clair St
Chicago, IL 60610