Having eyes that are bigger than your stomach could mean you’re not hungry, or it could mean you’ve been vacuuming your irises too often. Dine without overdoing it with this Groupon.
Choose from Five Options
5-Course, 10-Element Tastings
- $48 for a vegetarian tasting (an $80 value)
- $54 for a seafood tasting (a $90 value)
- $54 for a meats tasting (a $90 value)
- $66 for an omnivore tasting (a $110 value)
Tastings are available during normal dining hours. To view the courses for each tasting menu, click here.
Dinner and Discussion Panel
- $85 for admission to a five-course dinner and discussion panel on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (a $100 value)
In an evening of cultural and culinary exploration, the James Beard Foundation and Vermilion will host a panel, moderated by Martha Teichner and including Martha Stewart, Lidia Bastianich, Susan Ungaro, Dorothy Hamilton, and Vermilion’s founder Rohini Dey, to discuss various women and their leadership roles within the culinary industry. The event includes a five-course meal comprising Indian-Latin fusion flavors. Additionally, Dey will announce and raise funds for the new James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Scholarship and discuss the Chefs of Women program.
View full details on the event by clicking here.
Vermilion has garnered a great deal of press and accolades over the years. From being named one of Chicago magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2004 to gracing the pages of Esquire in an article titled "15 More Restaurants Not to Miss," the restaurant is no stranger to the spotlight. And at the heart of its success is Rohini Dey, a former consultant who, in 2003, decided to dive whisk first into the restaurant biz. Inspired by her Indian heritage, Dey set out to re-engineer the country’s traditional approach, fusing contemporary homeland flavors with elements of similarly spicy Latin cuisine.
At Vermilion’s Chicago and New York City locations, the chefs craft meat and vegetarian fusions. Some of their most successful creations include the Gourmet-lauded duck-vindaloo arepas, lobster tail stewed in coconut-and-curry-leaf gravy, which was named the top dish worldwide by USA Today in 2004, and the tandoori skirt steak, hailed by Esquire. The decor mirrors the artful approach to dining, with sleek white spaces accented by black-and-white photos taken before the invention of color. Both locations also incorporate lounge areas that often come to life as fusion music, specialty cocktails, and a global wine list circulate the space.