At Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, we have a single goal: Each guest's experience must be memorable, unique—whether it's a regular customer in for a quick bite, a couple commemorating an anniversary or a family celebrating Grandmother's birthday. We can translate that unique experience into an off-site gathering through Frontera Events and Catering.
Over twenty years ago, Rick and Deann Bayless opened Frontera Grill, a small, hip-casual storefront restaurant in Chicago's River North featuring contemporary versions of Mexico's little-known regional specialties. A couple of years later came Topolobampo, riding the coattails of Frontera's popularity smack-dab into the world of fine dining. Chicago—the United States, really—had its first honest-to-goodness fine-dining restaurant celebrating the diverse cuisines of Mexico.
Cooking both in casual and refined styles, the restaurants garnered national accolades. Critics praised the freshness of the food, the nuances coaxed from dozens of chiles, the variety of dishes that wend their way through the ever-changing menu, the polished service, the fine art and folk art that create one of Chicago's most distinctive dining environments. In a nutshell, Frontera and Topolobampo offer a unique experience that consistently pleases even the most sophisticated clientele.
We can create the Frontera/Topolobampo experience in settings away from the restaurant—from homes and galleries to cultural institutions, you name it. Though we specialize in working our magic at smaller celebratory events, we've orchestrated everything from quiet business dinners to raucous fiestas for hundreds.
With Frontera Events and Catering, we do things a bit differently—it's not just dropping off food in foil trays... . It's about bringing the elegance and festive ambience of the restaurant to your special occasion. Our team of service professionals will attend to every detail: managing the event with culinary creations in your kitchen, an attentive service staff tending to your guests, bartenders to hand-shake your favorite margaritas and even someone to do the dishes! We remove the stress of party planning, coordinating on flowers and décor, music and more to execute a personalized celebration from start to finish.
It all starts with you! What is your vision? How many guests, when and where? There is no set structure when it comes to Frontera Events from a backyard barbecue to a five (or more!) course chef's tasting menu with expert wine pairings we can do it all. We build from a thorough understanding of your desires and dreams, weave in the uncompromising quality of our food and service, then bring it all to life in an imaginative setting.
Chef/owner of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo
For more information, contact Amelia Fox at email@example.com or 312.334.3662.