Seger, Graham Team Up For "Pop-Up Gastropub" At LUSH West Town This Weekend
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jul 20, 2012 5:20PM
With his focus on fresh ingredients and meticulous recipe development, Adam Seger is one of the original gangstas of Chicago’s cocktail renaissance. Seger’s approach to mixology is more akin to being a chef than a bartender, which makes sense, since he started out as a chef and has a resume that includes stops at French Laundry, Per Se, and general manager of TRU.
It was at TRU that Seger first met Tim Graham, who went on to become executive chef there before leaving to later serve as executive chef at Paris Club. Graham’s work at TRU had the enviable task of following Rick Tramonto. In many ways his cooking surpassed Tramonto’s work.
Seger and Graham are teaming up for what is being called a “pop-up gastropub” July 21-22 at LUSH Wine & Spirits West Town location (1412 W. Chicago Ave.). From 6-10 p.m. both nights, guests can sample an a la carte cocktail and food menu at $9 each, or a seven-course tasting menu for $49. Reservations may be secured by calling LUSH at 312-666-6900.For those interested in the tasting menu, RSVP directly to Seger via email. All who partake in the seven-course tasting will receive a recipe guide for all the dishes and cocktails, as well as a list of specialty ingredient sources.