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AT ATWOOD, SPRING BRINGS BOLD CUISINE AND NEW TALENT
Chef David Fingerman rejoins Atwood and introduces new seasonal menu
Spring in Chicago is giddy, delirious, the epitome of joy. Atwood, the seasonal American cuisine restaurant housed in the historic Reliance Building (1 West Washington) and home of The Alise Chicago, heralds the season with the appointment of new Executive Chef David Fingerman. Using spring’s finest local ingredients, Fingerman introduces a tantalizing selection of fresh American favorites.
Nominated for “Best Chef-de-Cuisine” at the 2016 Jean Banchet Awards, Chef Fingerman most recently lent his culinary prowess to celebrity Chef Graham Elliot as his executive chef at his acclaimed bistro in Chicago’s West Loop and as executive chef at Madrina in Dallas, Texas.
Atwood Restaurant holds a special place in Chef Fingerman’s heart professionally and personally, and he is heartened to return after rising through the ranks earlier this decade. “This feels like a homecoming,” he says with fondness. “It’s here, I not only developed my own culinary viewpoint… it’s also where I met my wife.”
Diners, an innovative and delectable spring experience awaits.
Ten-foot Pineapple Crochet Sculpture Arrived at The Alise San Francisco
STAYPINEAPPLE revealed the newest and largest of its commissioned art installations – a 10-foot tall crochet pineapple – at The Alise San Francisco on April 26th, at a celebration in the hotel’s lobby with crochet sculpture artist Gina Gallina. The crochet sculpture has been on display at The Alise San Francisco for guests and visitors to enjoy.
The stunning and unusual artwork took Gallina over three months to complete. She used eight miles of yarn to crochet “Granny Squares” into the special pineapple pattern finished with glimmering jewels. The support structure is a custom-made inflatable form that sits on a crochet-covered base and topped with an impressive plume of green. We celebrated the arrival in style with a party at The Alise San Francisco – oh what fun!