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Inside Tanta, Gastón Acurio's First Chicago Restaurant

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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Acclaimed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio will be opening his first Chicago restaurant Tanta on August 12. Eater Chicago takes a look inside the restaurant, which features South American woods, bright artwork, and "full-frontal retractable windows." The space, which was designed with the help of Esyn Designs, will also feature a private, second-floor dining room and a rooftop garden and bar that is slated to open next summer.

Acurio has 32 restaurants worldwide, including multiple locations of Tanta. Acurio is also the chef of Astrid y Gastón in Lima, which is currently ranked at #14 on the World's 50 Best list and is the highest-ranked restaurant in Latin America.

Head over to Eater Chicago for a look inside Tanta. >>>


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