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See Food: Summer Menu Filled With Whimsy At Sixteen

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 25, 2013 7:35PM

Sixteen, perched inside of the glittering Trump building on the river, debuted the new "Summer Market" menu late last week. Chef Thomas Lents' entire menu is focused on growing things and the spirit of the season, from the actual menu (made of charred slices of wood) to the miniature kettle grills that contain the meat courses.

Lents has turned up the charm to 11 on this menu. A vegetable course is presented resting at the bottom of a "tree" surrounded by edible soil, a salad course is planted in a flowerpot and the "pre-dessert" is an inhalable blast of smoky chamomile. Check out more dishes and descriptions in the gallery.

The menu will run through the end of the summer. Four courses cost $110, 8 courses cost $150 and 12 courses cost $210.

Sixteen is at 401 N Wabash Avenue.