Wed, August 29, 2018
(CHICAGO, IL; August 29, 2018)—Travelle (330 N. Wabash) in The Langham, Chicagotoday announces the appointment of Chef de Cuisine Jeff Vucko. Promoted from Senior Sous Chef, Vucko has been a part of the Travelle team since The Langham, Chicago’s opening in June 2013. Vucko introduces a late summer menu with several seasonal selections and in the coming months, the restaurant will launch transformed breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menus.
Upon graduating from Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, Vucko started as a line cook at theWit Hotel’s Cibo Matto under Chef Ken Carter, then moved on to The Pump Room in the former Public Hotel. A few years later, Vucko joined the opening team of The Langham, Chicago, working first under Chef Tim Graham and then Chef Ricardo Jarquin.
Vucko has been deeply involved with this summer’s Wednesday Green City Market dinner series, building relationships and creating menus featuring market-fresh ingredients through the end of October.
“The farm-to-table ideology has always been a driving force for me as a chef,” Vucko explains. “Getting to know our local farmers continues to inspire me and our team. I look forward to introducing a new menu utilizing fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and simplicity.”
The new late summer menu at Travelle offers a variety of seasonal selections, including Sweet Corn Soup with poblano cream, charred corn, tomatoes, and chives; Citrus Grilled Shrimp with tarragon aioli and purple shishito peppers; Big Eye Tuna with little gem lettuce, peaches, almonds, mustard, and bee pollen; Summer Truffle Risotto with cippolini marmalade, apple, and radicchio; and Fried Chicken Roulade withfarro, summer squash, and pea purée apple jus.
To make reservations or for more information, please visit www.travellechicago.com or call 312.923.7705.
Situated on the second floor of the luxurious The Langham hotel in an iconic skyscraper designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that once housed IBM regional headquarters, Travelle is located along the Chicago River in the heart of downtown Chicago. A play on the word travel, Travelle is a casually elegant restaurant, lounge, and bar featuring seasonal American cuisine. Dishes feature fresh ingredients, utilizing their connection with some of the finest farms, ranches and orchards in the nation. Alongside a carefully curated wine list, Travelle boasts a beverage program that highlights skillfully-crafted classic cocktails. Influenced by the romance of the digital age, architect/designer David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group creates a modern environment that conveys history, sophistication and nostalgia into the 124-seat restaurant and 81-seat bar and lounge that overlook the Chicago skyline and river. Located at 330 North Wabash, Travelle is open seven days a week for breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner. For reservations or more information, please visit www.travellechicago.com or call 312-923-7705.
About The Langham, Chicago
The newest North American addition to Langham Hospitality Group’s luxury portfolio, The Langham, Chicago resides within the landmark, 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza (formerly IBM building) that is designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Offering 316 guest rooms and suites, this is the company’s first purpose-built hotel in the United States and the fourth property in the U.S. The Langham, Chicago features a 22,000 square feet Health Club housing The Langham’s signature Chuan Spa; two restaurants, Travelle, the Pavilion Lounge for afternoon tea; Langham Club with butler service, light meals and business facilities and 15,000 square feet of meeting space including the elegant Devonshire Ballroom. The hotel features a fine art collection with more than 150 pieces of distinctive artworks. Reservations for The Langham hotels can be made online at www.langhamhotels.com. For further information about The Langham, Chicago, visit www.langhamhotels.com/chicago or dial 312-923-9988.
The Langham, Chicago
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