Matthew Kirkley, 28 Chef at L2O(2300 N Lincoln Park West, 773-868-0002) Previous gigs Line cook at Seasons, cook at NoMI, sous chef at Joel Robuchon, sous chef at one sixtyblue, corporate chef at Lettuce Entertain You Signature dish Bouillabaisse, currently “with scorpion fish, daurade, clams, fennel and tomato confit” Favorite fall dish “Ocean trout [with] pigeon, carrot, cabbage [and] pigeon consommé” Indispensable kitchen tool Sautoir pan, a sauté pan with flat sides Dream project A restaurant inspired by the Brittany peninsula in France. “Great seafood, cheese, butter, oysters, crêpes” For lunch today, I ate Black coffee
Nominated by Carrie Nahabedian (Naha) “[He] is doing real well at L2O. And we all know how hard that was to come into the kitchen after the Laurent [Gras] departure.”
Photo: Lisa Predko345.rb.ft.upandcomingchefs.MattKirkley.jpg149688013
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