AVONDALE — Less than six months after it opened, Parachute has been named one of Michelin's 2015 Bib Gourmand restaurants.
The Bib Gourmand list, released Wednesday, honors affordable spots tailored to locals. To qualify, each restaurant has to offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, excluding tax and tip. The 2015 list acknowledges 59 Chicago restaurants, including 11 newcomers.
Husband-wife team Beverly Kim and John Clark opened Parachute in Avondale in May after raising $21,578 on Kickstarter.
The Korean-American spot features eclectic dishes like potato and salt cod croquettes with spicy plum sauce, or a pork belly and mung bean pancake with kimchi, black garlic, hen egg and pineapple.
"I don't want to compete with mom-and-pop Korean restaurants," Kim told Chicago Eater in April. "I definitely grew up with those dishes, those dishes excite me, but with our experiences we can put a twist on it that makes it approachable for non-Koreans and Koreans alike."
Parachute, 3500 N. Elston Ave., seats 40 people.
Other newcomers on the Bib Gourmand list include: A10, Azzurra EnoTavola, Beatrix, Carriage House, The Dawson, Dusek's, Herb, Table Donkey & Stick, Untitled and Two.
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