ORLAND PARK, IL — A extremely anticipated addition to Orland Park’s eating scene is about to open its doorways subsequent week. Chuck Lager America’s Tavern might be open to the general public as of Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Co-created by movie star, the restaurant opens within the house previously occupied by Granite Metropolis Meals & Brewery, which shuttered in 2019. Viviani backs the brand new restaurant as founder and CEO.
The restaurant’s idea “is centered round the concept life’s greatest tales take form over scrumptious meals and a few drinks,” in line with a launch.
Viviani and co-founders Chuck Lager, Craig Colby and Michael Colby introduced their arrival in Orland Park in 2021, and moved rapidly to get the brand new house up and working. The suspense has been constructing, and a few have deliberate forward, with 700 reservations already within the books.
“Chuck Lager is certainly one of our extra enjoyable ideas that takes the tavern causal atmosphere expertise and elevates it a bit by combining well-thought bar meals with a enjoyable, upbeat ambiance,” Viviani stated beforehand, as reported by Patch. “We’re very glad to be on this metropolis.”
The situation — 14035 S. LaGrange Street — is within the coronary heart of downtown Orland Park. The menu guarantees “decidedly American” meals, however with “surprising, elevated substances and a sprinkling of worldwide affect, because of Chef Fabio Viviani.”
Viviani is a best-selling cookbook author and TV host. In 2005, he moved from Florence, Italy to the US to broaden his horizons inside the hospitality business. In 2008, he appeared on the truth tv competitors sequence “High Chef,” the place he was voted “Fan Favourite.” He later returned to the Bravo community to compete on “High Chef: All Stars.”
Since arriving within the nation, Fabio has opened over 30 completely different eating places, bars and occasion areas across the nation.
Viviani has some tried and true fan favorites lined up for the debut, together with signature dishes just like the Mt. Kilimanjaro Burger (double premium beef patty, beer cheese, thick-cut bacon, caramelized onions, arugula and garlic aioli) and the Tuna Poke Nachos (crispy wontons, tuna, cusabi, Teriyaki, avocado, scallions, pickled jalapenos, sesame seeds).
The beverage menu options craft cocktails, bourbons and whiskeys, rounded out by wines and draft beers.
These serious about getting a sneak peek of the restaurant are invited to hitch Viviani, Chuck Lager and the remainder of the staff for a preview occasion that may embrace complimentary gentle bites on Monday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.
“I will see you guys right here,” Viviani introduced on the restaurant’s Fb web page. “Carry your urge for food! I am unable to wait so that you can attempt it!”