|Chef Liz Sweeny introduces Evolve Bistro,|
which opened for lunch in April.
|Berbere Spiced Rack of Lamb with Yucca Gratin, |
Carrot Cumin Harissa Salad and Harissa Honey yogurt.
The food focuses on seasonality while the program itself is leading into a sustainability mentality. The school is housed in a LEED-certified building and has recently launched its own sustainability project which includes discontinuing old chemicals and using all plant-based, biodegradable products—tasting spoons are stainless steel and passed appetizer plates are made of compostable bamboo. The bistro is the main focus of the institute’s first step into sustainability.
To celebrate the opening, The Illinois Institute of Art hosted An Evening of Pink to benefit breast cancer awareness and Susan G. Komen – Chicago. Drinks and dinner were accompanies by a silent auction and school tours to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Chicago chapter. Two survivors shared laughter and tears through stories of how their lives were changed and their new-found insatiable hungers for life.
|Fashion Design students at AI Chicago|
contributed tabletop pieces to decorate the
Evening in Pink event.
The bistro is open for lunch Wednesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and offers a small plate concept featuring a $20 3-plate lunch.