notes from the mexican kitchen

Rick Bayless and Chicago Chefs Launch Impact Culinary Training

GARFIELD PARK —  Founded by Chef Rick Bayless with enthusiastic support of Chicago’s chef community, Impact Culinary Training debuts Monday, June 24 at The Hatchery, a food-and-beverage manufacturing incubator in Garfield Park. The program includes eight weeks of professional instruction followed by four-week paid internships at some of Chicago’s best restaurants. “Impact Culinary Training is […]


Bar Sótano & Galit: It’s a Mexican-Mediterranean Mashup!

For one night only, Chef Zach Engel and the Galit crew bring the bold flavors of their Middle Eastern kitchen to Bar Sótano for a collaboration menu like no other. The dinner takes place July 17. Reservations are available at and we strongly suggest you don’t hesitate on making them. Like right now. The […]


Mezcal Dinner at Leña Brava

In this first-of-its-kind event at Leña Brava, Chef de Cuisine Andres Padilla and Spirits Director Lanie Bayless have collaborated on a four-course dinner featuring the cuisine of Baja California paired with some of our favorite agave distillates from Oaxaca and beyond. Each ticket includes a signature Leña Brava welcome cocktail plus a four-course dinner paired […]