You will not should hop a aircraft to seize a style of Key West within the Northwest suburbs.
Pink’s Shrimp & Oysters, which opens Jan. 25 in Palatine, guarantees to take you there with a palate-stretching number of seafood choices — served with a contact of Hemingway.
The house owners of Chicago Culinary Kitchen will function the brand new restaurant at 773 N. Quentin Street within the North Quentin Plaza procuring heart. It is the identical location the place Chicago Culinary Kitchen operated till 2021, when it moved to 2391 N. Hicks Street within the Lake Prepare dinner Commons procuring heart.
Pink’s guarantees to be a really totally different restaurant, operations supervisor Jay Goldberg stated.
“We’re attempting to develop a brand new voice for the model. We wish to stand other than Chicago Culinary Kitchen,” stated Goldberg, who added that restaurant trade veteran Michael Waters Jr. will handle Pink’s.
Pink’s will function dishes together with grilled oysters, fried shrimp, paella and cioppino.
Restaurateurs Kristina and Greg Gaardbo additionally plan to supply clients a little bit of culinary escapism.
“My thought is to get you out of Palatine,” Greg Gaardbo stated. “Not that there’s something unsuitable with Palatine. However I wish to transport you into a distinct place while you are available in, whether or not you are in Key West otherwise you’re in South or North Carolina otherwise you’re in Spain.”
The Key West motif shall be mirrored within the decor, with corrugated metallic partitions that evoke reminiscences of outdated fishing shacks. Hemingway quotes and classic nautical pictures submitted by Chicago Culinary Kitchen’s devoted clients will adorn the partitions.
The Gaardbos have a ardour for meals, beverage and journey worthy of the late Anthony Bourdain. Their quest for excellent meals and drinks has led them to Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and all through the USA.
“They’ve traveled the world searching for distinctive flavors and genuine recipes,” Goldberg stated.
The Gaardbos turned their ardour for meals right into a career, beginning with Rockin’ Rodizio, a Texas BBQ/Brazilian fusion catering firm. That advanced into the favored Chicago Culinary Kitchen.
To study extra, go to www.pinksshrimp.com.