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Autre Monde


When it comes to food, the industrial Chicago suburb of Berwyn has been known for Italian beef sandwiches (if it’s been known for anything at all). But over the summer, four fine-dining veterans opened Autre Monde—and in doing so quite literally created for Berwyn, as the name suggests, another world. In this warm, neighborhoody space, Beth Partridge and Dan Pancake (both disciples of chef Tony Mantuano) send out handmade pastas and Mediterranean-style dishes like bacalao-stuffed piquillo peppers. John Aranza and his wife Christine Tully Aranza (vets of Spiaggia) handle the front of the house, pouring from a list John has piled with a quirky array of organically and biodynamically grown wines. Start with the little-seen crémant from Camille Braun in Alsace; move on to assytriko from Santorini, posip from Korcula or a grenache-roussanne blend from Tensley in Santa Barbara. The red selection is just as wild. Almost as wild as opening a restaurant of this caliber in Berwyn.


This review appears in the print edition of the February
2012 issue.

 

 

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When it comes to food, the industrial Chicago suburb of Berwyn has been known for Italian beef sandwiches (if it’s been known for anything at all). But over the summer, four fine-dining veterans opened Autre Monde—and in doing so quite literally created for Berwyn, as the name suggests, another world. In this warm, neighborhoody space, Beth Partridge and Dan Pancake (both disciples of chef Tony Mantuano) send out handmade pastas and Mediterranean-style dishes like bacalao-stuffed piquillo peppers. John Aranza and his wife Christine Tully Aranza (vets of Spiaggia) handle the front of the house, pouring from a list John has piled with a quirky array of organically and biodynamically grown wines. Start with the little-seen crémant from Camille Braun in Alsace; move on to assytriko from Santorini, posip from Korcula or a grenache-roussanne blend from Tensley in Santa Barbara. The red selection is just as wild. Almost as wild as opening a restaurant of this caliber in Berwyn.

6727 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, Illinois

Mediterranean

708-775-8122


This story appears in the print issue of February 2012.
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