When Chicago chef Roland Liccioni (Les Nomades) and WellDone Hospitality thought up the concept for Cochon Volant, a new bistro inside the Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, they made sure to throw away all notions of culinary pretentiousness.
Barcocina is the epitome of cool: The Lakeview spot is the second location for the Baltimore-based restaurant — it opened late last month and is already drawing hip crowds of young people into its chic space.
Chicago had been on New York-based LDV Hospitality’s radar for more than six years until, last month, it opened Dolce Italian inside The Godfrey Hotel.
Chicagoans will always have a love affair with steak, but restaurateurs David Flom and Matthew Moore — who helm carnivorous go-to Chicago Cut Steakhouse and its Gold Coast sibling, The Local Chicago — are turning the tide on seafood. “In Chicago, we’ve always been a little hesitant about the fish...