Chef Michael Mina—the James Beard award-winner who has a devoted following at his Michelin-starred eponymous restaurant in San Francisco—is heading to the Windy City. Already at the helm of a restaurant empire with 30 eateries around the country, Michael Mina will open his very first Chicago restaurants inside the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Both are slated to open in May.
According to The Chicago Tribune, Margeaux Brasserie will have “a menu in the spirit of Bardot Brasserie” in Las Vegas—think steak frites, roast chicken, and Dover sole meunière-- while Petit Margeaux, a Michael Mina café, will serve specialty coffee and baked treats on the lobby level and on the outside terrace in nice weather.
Brent Balika—who previously worked at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak in Washington D.C.—will head the culinary operations. To quote The Chicago Tribune, “Mina says he will spend the first month or two in the kitchen at Margeaux, so head there this summer if you want to catch him.”