Schwat's Up?

By Laura Oppenheimer in Food on Oct 8, 2007 9:45PM

Coming just days after it hosted an epic dinner in honor of Charlie Trotter— with the guests being some of the best chefs in the country (and some from across the pond, too)—Schwa is closing.

2007_10_schwa.jpgTime Out Chicago's Heather Shouse has has the big scoop on the TOC blog:

Per [Chef Michael] Carlson’s wishes, we won’t divulge at this time the reasons behind the closing, but will relay that he is determined to return to Chicago’s dining scene after dealing with personal issues. The timing is ironic considering the success of Friday night’s close-down dinner for the chefs in town for Trotter’s anniversary, but I can’t imagine a better way to end things than wowing some of the biggest names in the biz with your last night of service. Here’s hoping for a quick return, and thanks for food worth getting excited about.

Chicagoist has tried some of Carlson's offerings, and we were fantastically impressed. Like TOC, we hope Carlson decides to wow us (and the rest of the country) once again.