Bon Appetit Names Parachute One Of America's Best New Restaurants
By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 19, 2015 3:38PM
Dolsot bi bim bop, short rib, pickled ramps, red kale, duck egg, foie gras from Parachute, which is a new addition to the list (L. Stolpman)
Two weeks ago, we shared the news that two Chicago restaurants had made it into the final fifty in Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant's list. Now the final list of 10 is out, and a Chicago spot has made it.
Parachute, the Avondale Korean-inspired restaurant helmed by Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, got the nod. The other nominee, Dove's Lunchonette, didn't make it. Bon Appetit called Parachute a "Korean mom-and-pop shop gone delectably rogue," which seems an apt description.
This well-deserved success has been a long time coming for Kim, who has moved through a lot of Chicago restaurants over the years. She was executive chef at Aria, moved onto Bonsoiree in an attempt to do upscale Korean-inspired food and spent some time doing pop up dinners and serving as an instructor at Kendall College. She even appeared on Top Chef. But with Parachute, Kim has finally found her niche, and her talents are being appreciated on a national scale.
Kim responded to the announcement on twitter.