Chicago Restaurant to Host Month-Long Wes Anderson-Themed Dining Series
Wes Anderson’s latest film The Isle of Dogs—an animated story about a boy who journeys to an island of outcast pets to recover his own—falls right in line with the director’s quirky and colorful characters and settings. Building to the film’s release, a Chicago restaurant is paying a culinary homage to the big screen director’s distinctive style with a special dining series.
Chef Iliana Regan’s fine dining farm to table Elizabeth Restaurant (4835 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) is adapting Anderson’s eye-catching stories for the taste buds, with a limited-run menu based on the “aesthetic, themes and voyages” of the esteemed director’s various works. While much of the menu is still being determined, the one-of-a-kind dining experience is expected to feature plates inspired by films such as The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox. That means Indian cuisine and “goose-stuffed breads,” respectively, but also seafood dishes for The Life Aquatic, a pink dessert for The Grand Budapest Hotel and a camp-themed fish dish for the Moonrise Kingdom. According to Time Out Chicago, The Royal Tenenbaums will also play a heavy role in the dinner’s atmosphere.
Tickets for a meal sure to be as visually stunning as any Wes Anderson film are currently on sale and start at $100 per person, with prices increasing up to $150 based on the night and time you reserve. The cinematic dinner will run from March 6 to April 21, giving diners the chance to craft the perfect dinner-and-a-movie experience by pairing their meal with a viewing of Isle of Dogs, slated to release on March 23.
If Wes Anderson isn’t your thing, there are still tickets available this month for Elizabeth Restaurant’s Dr. Seuss-themed dining experience, described as “a magical journey of taste, colors, rhymes, and grinches.” The Lincoln Square restaurant is also hosting a junkyard, zombie apocalypse inspired pop-up (complete with apocalypse training) for fans of shows like The Walking Dead in June.