Cantina de la Granja (5025 N. Clark) is hosting a Green City Market benefit on October 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A Modern Mexican restaurant opening in early 2015 in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, Cantina de la Granja's vision is to innovate traditional and regional Mexican dishes through modern culinary techniques while keeping flavors authentic.
Cantina de la Granja will provide a Midwest farm-to-table experience by sourcing from a hyper-local group of farmers and growers, with 70% to 75% of the ingredients including meats, seafood and vegetables, sourced within 200 miles of Chicago. The owner is Mark Robertson (Uptown Management Group - Crew Bar & Grill, Sofo Tap). The exec chef is Diana Davila.
In addition, Cantina de la Granja will feature a 1,400 square foot rooftop garden designed to produce 1,000 pounds of ingredients, not only to be use in the restaurant, but also as a source to prototype varietals such as peppers that will continue to be harvested at local farms.
All proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to Green City Market. The tickets are all inclusive and just $60. Purchase tickets on line here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/886552.
Photo description: Taco de Cabrito Adobado on flour tortilla with ancient herbs and cacao. Taco of slow clay roasted goat in vinegar, dried chilies, citrus and coffee on a made by my hand, family recipe of Chihuahua flour tortilla. To finish chopped onions and obscure Mexican herbs hoja santa & papalo and grated cacao.