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Chicago Restaurant Veteran Chris Anderson Takes the Helm at 1808 Grille

A completely revamped menu will launch later this summer

Chef Chris Anderson
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The culinary thread linking Nashville and Chicago continues to strengthen, as big changes to the food and beverage program at the Hutton Hotel have put Windy City veteran chef Chris Anderson at the helm of 1808 Grille.

Anderson, a North Carolina native, replaces Kerri Roach, who took over for Jake Strang last fall. And he carries quite the resume with him, having spent time in the kitchen at three Michelin-starred Chicago heavy hitter Alinea, as well as the now defunct L2O and Moto, working at the latter as executive chef and helping it to retain its Michelin star in the 2016 guide. Most recently Anderson was the executive chef at the SO•PA Restaurant at L’Horizon Resort & Spa in Palm Springs.

The completely reimagined menu, which is expected to launch sometime in early August, will offer Anderson’s take on ‘progressively Southern cuisine.’ And while his background is rooted heavily in the world of tasting menus, the new menu will remain a la carte. But restaurant reps tell Eater that they fully anticipate launching a monthly chef’s table tasting menu in the future.

So be sure to check back for more updates and details as the new menu launch gets closer.