HOW DO YOU DEFINE A TRENCHERMEN?
Get ready. Trenchermen is coming in the Winter 2012.
Zapwater is proud to be representing the team behind the much-anticipated Trenchermen restaurant. A partnership between award-winning chefs and brothers, Michael (Blackbird, wd~50) and Patrick (Signature Room, Four Seasons Hotel, Everest) Sheerin with local restaurateur Matt Eisler (Nightwood, Bangers & Lace, Bar DeVille) and designer Kevin Heisner (Nightwood, Bangers & Lace, Bar DeVille), the restaurant is slated to open in Chicago’s Wicker Park (2039 W. North Avenue).
By definition, a Trenchermen is a person who enjoys food; hearty eater and drinker. Creatively retooling the ubiquitous chef-driven concept, this local spot will aim to integrate the best of both casual and fine dining experiences with a menu of familiar flavors presented in an unconventional manner. The Sheerin’s culinary philosophy will aim to find the balance between both experimental cuisine and Midwestern farm-to-table approach.
Using techniques and flavors from the kitchen, Trenchermen’s beverage program will be driven by the same innovative approach and ethos behind the cuisine and space. Focusing on the quality of each drink, whether it’s a cocktail crafted to order, a locally chosen beer or a delicious wine; the restaurant will provide in-house mixologists access to tools and methods to redefine their craft.
Located inside Chicago’s historic North Avenue Bath House, Trenchermen will incorporate contemporary architectural elements into industrial age design. Showcasing respected designer Kevin Heisner’s authentic craftsmanship, the décor will use traditional materials in new ways, featuring modern interpretations of vintage pieces throughout the 5,700-square-foot space. Custom furniture and millwork, such as an inventive tap beverage system, combined with found and salvaged items, will play to the high contrast between old and new. Organically bringing together both form and function, all facets of the restaurant will be based on the unexpected juxtaposition of artistic precision and casual ambiance – offering a true Trenchermen experience.
Keep checking the Zapwater blog for updates as we get closer to opening day.
Click on some of the links below to catch up on what has already been written about Trenchermen.