Daisies, the recently opened vegetable and pasta-focused restaurant in Logan Square will host Desi at Daisies, a sold out Indian-inspired three-course meal event tonight, Monday, September 11 at 7pm. The dinner will be a multi-course evening, with family-style servings of creative takes on traditional Indian food from the following chefs : Rupum Bhagat of Dum in San Francisco; Pushkar Marathe and Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia; Marisa Paolillo of Mango Pickle; and Zeeshan Shah and Yoshi Yamada of Bombay Breakdown. Highlights from each course include : Kale Chaat (“Tandoori” Scallop, Tamarind, Yogurt, Pickled Onion, Mumbai Trail Mix), Diamond Lamb Shoulder Confit (Achaar Aioli, Puffed Rice, Cilantro), and Green Cardamom Semifreddo (Blueberry Preserves, Lemon Saffron Curd, Pistachio, Crispy Rice).
Expect a bustling dining room full of hungry Chicagoans curious to try new takes on a traditional cuisine. The kitchen will be buzzing with chefs both local to the Chicago dining scene as well as a handful of those from across the country - poised to share their unique interpretations of what it means to serve Indian cuisine. Further, full-pour wine pairings have been carefully selected by Keith Whitten, GM and Wine Director of Daisies Chicago.
Daisies recognizes the rising interest in Indian cuisine in the US. As it evolves, it begs the questions - what is Indian food? What is authentic? In an attempt to formulate some answers, Desi at Daisies hosts a night of conviviality showcasing contemporary food prepared by chefs from around the country who share a common interest in the food of India. A multi-course evening with family-style servings, all are welcome to have a seat at the table and celebrate the crossing of cultures.