The month of July for Sepia marks a rather monumentous occasion: it is the five-year anniversary of Chef Andrew Zimmerman's Michelin-starred hotspot. It may not seem like a long time to a culinary industry outsider, but those in the industry know that the first five years of a restaurant are critical, and most fail within that time. Sepia, however, is still going strong and seemingly garnering more acclaim each year that it's open.
In honor of its birthday, Sepia will "give back" in more ways than one. The restaurant will donate $5 from every check to one of three charities: Meals on Wheels, One Million Degrees and Chicago Children's Choir. For every event booked in July and August in its private dining space, Private Dining by Sepia, the restaurant will donate $500 to distribute amongst the three charities.
Customers will also benefit from this philanthropy--not only a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that some of their dollars are going to good, but because they'll receive a complimentary cocktail with a food purchase. The cocktail's name? "A New Chapter," to symbolize the next years of Sepia's life.The bourbon based cocktail has Templeton Rye, strawberry syrup and lemon juice--perfect for a summer day. And should guests covet another yummy cocktail, they won't go wrong knowing that they're in the very apt hands of mixologist Josh Pearson. His innovative and fresh libations have garnered him fans from not only Chicago, but around the country.
Sepia's contemporary American fare will not disappoint. Neither will Arthur Hon's well-curated boutique wine list, or Josh Pearson's delectable cocktails. There's a treat waiting for everyone around every curved table and underneath every fabulous lighting fixture. And just think: money well spent goes to a great cause.