Seven Lions, the Michigan Ave restaurant staple, launches featured burger and cocktail in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s opening of the Paul Gauguin Artist as Alchemist exhibit on Sunday, June 25! After touring the exhibit, art lovers can head across the street to continue their immersion into the culture that inspired Gauguin’s artwork – this time, via the carefully curated flavors of Executive Chef Patrick Russ.
Drawing on the inspiration behind Gauguin’s exploration of Tahiti, The Gauguin Burger and Noa Noa Cocktail, too, evoke the vibrant, colorful atmosphere of the tropics.
Chef Russ created The Gauguin Burger ($17) to combine Gauguin’s French origin with the flavors of Tahitian culture. Moved by the artist’s quest to develop a different style to set him apart, Chef Russ devised a unique flavor combination, making this a menu standout. With a single beef patty, the mouth-watering burger features house-made country pate, pork belly, crispy plantains, grilled pineapple, and a coconut and red cabbage slaw.
Imbibers will also relish in the Noa Noa Cocktail ($12), fashioned after the bright flavors of Polynesia. Served in a hurricane glass with a flower garnish, the drink blends dark rum, Tahitian vanilla-infused vodka, and fruit juice for the ultimate refreshment.
The featured menu items will be available on June 25 through September 10, the length of the exhibit. Reservations can be made by calling 312-880-0130.
Seven Lions is open 11 a.m. – close, Monday through Friday (with dinner service starting at 4 p.m.) and 10 a.m. – close on Saturday and Sunday, beginning with brunch.
Seven Lions features classic cuisine and cocktails with a modern twist and an approachable wine list with uniquely grown varietals. The 12,000 square foot restaurant houses a grand central bar, a separate dining room with an outdoor patio, and three private event spaces. Located in a landmark building at 130 S. on Chicago's magnificent Michigan Avenue, the American clubhouse concept is steps away from the iconic Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.