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Eve's Troy Graves Lands in Algonquin

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 9, 2011 7:30PM

2011_6_9TroyGraves.jpg Former Eve Chef/Owner Troy Graves begins a new gig tomorrow as the new chef at Montarra (1491 S. Randall Rd., Algonquin, 847-458-0505).

We briefly had a chance to speak with Graves, who said the opportunity arose when a former customer of his at Eve recommended him to the restaurant's owners. "I talked to the restaurant's owners and it seemed like a good fit right away."

Graves also told us not to expect a wholesale change in the menu right away as he still needs to get his bearings in the new kitchen first. But there will eventually be some of his imprint on the menu. "People eat very locally," Graves said. "I expect that to be the same in Algonquin as it is in Chicago.