This spring, Chicago’s youngest Michelin-starred chef, Donald Young will debut Venteux, a lively French dining concept within the new Pendry Chicago.

Located in the historic Carbide & Carbon Building, Venteux has enlisted world renowned design firm Studio Munge to instil a luxurious ambiance that will invite guests to indulge in comforting French cuisine.

The focal point of the restaurant will be the brasserie featuring circular banquettes bathed in soft amber lights and the oyster bar designed for both daytime and evening dining.

Meanwhile, the indoor and outdoor café will be marked by a romantic garden terrace and soaring 40-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing guests to take in the city’s architectural splendour.

The menu at Venteux will offer comforting French fare imbued with a spark of signature creativity, with Young returning to his culinary roots in classic French cooking.

Young plans to take traditional French dishes and apply his penchant for clever flavour combinations and presentations.

Diners can also expect playful raw bar renditions and nouveaux savoury plates, all complemented by a robust wine programme featuring rare vintages from Venteux’s spirited Champagne bar.

Commenting on the launch, Executive Chef-Partner Donald Young said: “This is going to be reinvigorated Nouvelle French cuisine. I am pulling from 11 years of experience in French kitchens and adding unique twists to break some rules while still having some fun with it.”

He adds: “We are hoping people are ready to get out, dress up, and come join us downtown for a special and memorable experience.”

Debuting in spring, Pendry Chicago will be a modern-day luxury hotel that pays homage to both the past and the present with contemporary, comfortable interiors, signature culinary and cocktail concepts, and inspired gathering spaces throughout that embody the spirit of Chicago.

Venteux will offer weekday breakfast, lunch and dinner service daily, with a lively weekend brunch service.

Feature image: ©Neil Burger