Café Inspired by Food Writer M.F.K. Fisher Opens in Chicago

The café and bar features design elements that reflect coastal Spain
Café Inspired by Renowned Food Writer MFK Fisher Opens in Chicago

mfk. restaurant in Chicago is now open.

Earlier in July, husband and wife team Scott and Sari Zernich Worsham opened mfk., a new café and bar between Lakeview and Lincoln Park, named after the legendary American food writer M.F.K. Fisher, whose autobiographical works have deeply influenced the landscape of food literature.


According to Crain’s Chicago, the 700-square foot restaurant seats 28 people and is “designed to reflect coastal Spain, using whitewashed walls, metal barstools and chairs, and a sycamore wood bar top.”

The kitchen will be helmed by executive chef Nick Lacasse, formerly of The Drawing Room. Chef Lacasse’s menu will focus on seafood and seasonal vegetables. The wine menu will include 14 whites, seven rosés, and four reds, reports Crain's Chicago.

Fisher, the restaurant’s namesake, is the author of many seminal books on food writing, including Serve It Forth, An Alphabet for Gourmets, The Art of Eating, and many others. She is also known for her translation of Brillat-Savarin’s The Physiology of Taste.



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