Bread & Wine Opens – Daily Candy Chicago 1/18/2012

Daily Candy Chicago: Bread and WineArtisan Food in Irving Park

Your attempt to simultaneously bake a cake, Tweet, and watch Downton Abbey was a big fat #fail.

Some people are just better multitaskers.

For proof, head to Bread & Wine, a new restaurant/market/wineshop that opened yesterday in Irving Park.

Daily CandyIn the kitchen, chef Curtis Gamble (a Pittsburgh transplant who worked at the esteemed Six Penn Kitchen) cooks refined Midwest fare. Stop in for afternoon bar snacks (burrata with pickled fennel, fried pickles, artisan cheese), or sit down for a meal of pumpkin seed-crusted tofu with lentils or house fettuccine.

On the go? Pick up eats from the deli case (housemade charcuterie) and gourmet jams, preserves, chocolate, spiced nuts and brittles, and wine sourced from small Pacific Northwest vineyards.

Just don’t eat everything at once.

Bread & Wine, 3732 West Irving Park Road, at Ridgeway Avenue (773-866-5266 or

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