Temporis

An impressive, 10-course dinner, run by two alums of one of Chicago’s oldest-standing French restaurants, Les Nomades.

The tables are custom-built to house each dining party’s own microgreen garden. The greens serve as palate cleansers in between courses and diners are guided as to which courses will be heightened by adding it to their plate.

While courses were creative and whimsical, there was a mature understanding of when a splatter should be a splatter and why. The adornment of flowers and herbs felt purposeful and the dishes were beautifully constructed, not overly-tweezed.

I may have been sitting under a speaker because the music levels made it hard to hear, but it was the strong, classical cooking skills brought forward into their own modern style, that won me over.

Chefs: Sam Plotnick and Don Young
Menu: $125
Pairings: $95

Full album here.

Temporis table setting with microgreens in center of custom table
Each table has their own microgreen garden.
Salmon, Uni, Cordyceps. Turnip
Salmon, Uni, Cordyceps, Turnip
Capellini, Mushrooms, Gooseberries
Capellini, Mushrooms, Gooseberries
White Asparagus, Morels, Iberico, Sheep's Milk
White Asparagus, Morels, Iberico, Sheep’s Milk
Cauliflower, Rye, Sunchoke, Black Lime
Cauliflower, Rye, Sunchoke, Black Lime
Venison, Madeira, Kabocha, Apple
Venison, Madeira, Kabocha, Apple
Foie Gras, Kumquat, Black Sesame, Canelé
Foie Gras, Kumquat, Black Sesame, Canelé
Chocolate, Coconut, Passion Fruit, Lemon Basil
Chocolate, Coconut, Passion Fruit, Lemon Basil
Temporis
We couldn’t believe that only four people were running the restaurant!
Temporis
Hydroponics microgreen garden
Don Young and Sam Plotnick
Don Young and Sam Plotnick

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Temporis | 933 N Ashland Ave, Chicago IL | 773 697 4961

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