Announcing Harry’s Chef Pop No. 12: Publican Quality Meats Pizzeria with Paul Kahan

Publican Exec Chef Paul KahanWith 2013 mere weeks away, we are ready to help you start the New Year off on the right foot. Beginning right now!  Harry’s second season of chef pop ups is poised to blast off where we left off in the Windy City…

After a first season of esteemed visiting guests Gabrielle Hamilton, Jonathan Waxman, Marc Vetri, Jonathon Sawyer, Kevin Sbraga, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Paul Grieco, Chris Hastings, Hugh Acheson, Andrew Carmellini, and Mindy Segal, Michael welcomes James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Kahan to take over Harry’s Pizzeria on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m!

Tickets are LIVE for Publican Quality Meats Pizzeria!

Chef/owner of Big Star, Blackbird, The Publican and Avec restaurants in Chicago, Paul’s classically inspired, passionately seasonal and unconventionally creative in his approach has positioned him at the forefront of a new guard of Chicago chefs. His ever-growing list of international accolades include James Beard nominee for Outstanding Chef in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and winner of James Beard Best Chef of the Midwest in 2004.   A trip to Chicago is never complete without a stop at the Publican, and Michael can’t wait to collaborate with one of his favorite chefs to celebrate his latest venture, Publican Quality Meats.

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To recap the drill…

Harry’s chef pop-up dinners occur about once a month, each time with a new chef in Harry’s kitchen doing a special menu from their cookbook, their restaurant, or sometimes something different. We close to regular business for these intimate evenings. They are relaxed and convivial, with a family-style meal unfolding at communal tables. Seating is first come first served. Menu is subject to change and doors open at 7:00 p.m. sharp.  Making new friends is encouraged and easy when you’ve got a welcome cocktail in hand with hors d’oeuvre, four courses, free-flowing wines by The Genuine Hospitality Group sommelier and Wine Director Eric Larkee and our tap beers including Michael’s Genuine Home Brew at your disposal. Go home with a special gift too, Publican Quality Meats tees!  All that and tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price of $150.

Tickets are exclusively sold online for the pop-up series through www.harryspizzeria.com/fun, where you’ll find the schedule as it stands for 2013, which is mighty fine so far!

Stagiaire Supper Milton

One last heads up…

Michael’s Genuine Miami chef de cuisine Bradley Herron is getting his ducks in a row for Stagiaire Supper Two this Sunday night, December 16 at 5:00 p.m.  The second in his homespun dinner series raises money to send his cooks away to stage for a few days with a great chef. 30 guests enjoy a bountiful family-style meal at his home for $50 with wine and a cocktail.   Read up on the series and see pictures from the first event here, and numero dos here!

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