Tour La Madia with Chef's Table
I'm often asked what my favorite restaurants are in Chicago, and which spots I recommend. La Madia is a perennial. It became a personal favorite the first time I visited shortly after they opened, and has remained one ever since.
That's why I'm absolutely thrilled that they're hosting our July Chef's Table! I'm even more thrilled at what we'll get to enjoy, because it showcases an array of the Italian spot's specialties. Chef/Owner Jonathon Fox has taken inspiration from his travels in Italy and created a menu that features Midwestern ingredients. La Madia's menu is crafted from local producers and includes items such as pork from Slagel Farm, honey from Kress Apiary Honey Farm in Indiana, and produce from Nichols Farm and Green City Market. They even have their own plot at Harvest Moon Farms. The cheese, of course, is from Wisconsin.
They're also known for the extensive wine program, and have received honors from Wine Spectator the last three years in a row!
Take a look at our menu and then RSVP today. Seats are extremely limited at this exclusive event!
Sommelier-Selected Wine (red, white)
Creamed Ceci Bean, Lemon, Virgin Olive Oil
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic
Seasonal Wild Mushrooms, Marsala Glaze & Whipped Ricotta
Pizza Fondue | Cheesy Tomato Sauce & Pizza Bread
Spinach & Taleggio Fondue | White Truffle Oil
Organic Arugula | 3-Hour Roasted Grapes, Local Apple, Spicy Walnuts, Shaved Parmesan & Walnut Vinaigrette
Nichols Farm Heirloom Beets | Watercress, Almonds, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette
Array of PIZZA
Triple Pepperoni | Tomato Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese, finished with White Truffle Oil
Housemade Lamb Sausage | Fresno Peppers, Caciocavallo Cheese & Mint Salsa Verde
Heirloom Tomato, Arugula Pesto, Ricotta
Chicken, Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli | Brown Butter Sauce
Bittersweet Chocolate Tortino, Toasted Almonds
Chef's Table events are exclusive, intimate tastings that allow you to explore Chicagoland's culinary scene without spending a fortune. Each restaurant we visit highlights their favorite items and pairs them with drinks, but the most exciting part is interacting with the chef.