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Melting Pot
Updates from two wildly different restaurants -- Antigua and Envoy.

                                             Photo of paella from Antigua by Adam Ryan Morris



Southern Comfort
First, some sad news. The “Erotic Food” cooking class (Feb. 16) at Antigua Latin Restaurant is full. I missed the boat, and my erotic life will suffer. It’s good news, then, that Antigua just released a new menu. It continues to display the diversity – culling from the cuisines of Mexico, Argentina, El Savador, Cuba and Spain – that it’s shown since taking over this colorful space in 2006. The paella is a house specialty. From chef Nicolas Ramo’ menu: cochinita (pulled pork) sliders, Argentinean empanadas, shrimp in coconut milk-peanut sauce with fried plantains and rice, Catalan seafood stew, and Argentinean steak with chimichurri sauce. Entrées: $14.79-$32.99. Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun Brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Dinner 2-9 p.m. (5823 W. Burnham St., 414-321-5775)

 

Deco Refinement
A few weeks before Christmas, the Ambassador Hotel’s powers-that-be kept their marketing people busy with news about their new head chef – Shawn Kolo, who’d come from a six-year stint at Andrew’s in the Delafield Hotel. This week, Kolo kicked off his first menu at the hotel’s Envoy Restaurant. What’s on it? Let me tell you: asparagus and Asiago ravioli with sage-brown butter emulsion, pan-seared duck breast with dried blueberry sauce, chorizo and fingerlings; and cider-brined grilled pork served with braised apples and potato mousseline. Entrées $19-$33. There’s also a four-course prix-fixe menu ($27) called The Great Gatsby. It includes a Waldorf salad, stuffed pork tenderloin with port wine demi, and sour cream lemon cake with amaretto glaze. Hours: (2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., 414-345-5015)

 

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