Mirador Restaurant - Chicago
A new neighborhood bistro on the corner of Southport and Wolfram in the Lakeview Area.This replaces Palette Bistro & Bentley Tavern. Mirador…what is it, you ask? A window, balcony or turret is what the dictionary describes. To me, it is coming full circle in my career and now paying homage to great Chefs that I have learned from along the journey. It started at a little bistro on Wells St. peeling garlic and working hard to prove my self-worth to my Chef. I did not realize it then, but it was the starting point of the direction my life was headed. It is important to be true to myself, my cooking and to respect the dishes that we are serving to the people that choose our restaurant. Opening Mirador is a testament to never stray from what you love to do. Thank you to some great chefs that I have learned so much from Debbie, Didier, Mo, Robert - I still hope to make you proud!
Bon Appétit - Chef and Owner Matthew Mockler