Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Osteria La Madia bids an appreciative Arrivederci to Chicago, Saturday, March 25

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Osteria La Madia bids an appreciative Arrivederci to Chicago, Saturday, March 25

After a notable, nearly ten-year presence at 59 W. Grand in Chicago's River North, Osteria La Madia will officially close its doors after its Saturday night service on March 25. "Our lease was up and while we've had a great run, we felt it was a time to move forward and focus our energies on building our Firecakes Donuts brand," said Jonathan Fox, chef/proprietor. "We will continue our restaurant consulting business, 3Sixty, and look forward to new opportunities in the future."

Fox, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, trained under the legendary French chef Jean Banchet. Before starting La Madia, he was the Executive Chef at Chicago's Printers' Row Restaurant and then, as a partner at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, helped create and operate Papagus. He then became a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Maggiano's Little Italy, where he helped turn the brand into a household name.

La Madia was one of the first notable Chicago restaurants to serve authentic wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza. From the beginning, the restaurant earned praise for its delicious and creative takes on traditional Italian specialties.

"We are so grateful to our many customers for making our restaurant such a welcomed spot in River North," said Fox. "Our goal was to create a modern Italian restaurant that would allow Chicagoans to thoroughly enjoy a contemporary Italian experience, and we are pleased that we made so many people happy. We were always very serious in adhering to the subtle details that make Italian food so outstanding, but we never wanted to take ourselves too seriously. We're glad that Osteria La Madia was a casual and fun place to relax and enjoy."

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