Those of us in Chicago know how great our choices are when it comes to restaurants. These days we want not only good food but a great atmosphere as well. Roof on theWit is another rooftop spot that promises you everything you want from a night out. Their new menu works with the atmosphere to provide an easy space for sharing not just your night but your food as well. With a focus on the Mediterranean flavors, Chef Nathan Sears is turning up the heat.
We could use some heat even in the middle of April, which is when the new menu officially launches. April in Chicago has seen snow and ice. So, we are not afraid of taking on that extra heat and warmth to get through our days. Luckily, the Roof on theWit promises a new menu with dishes that will allow you to relax without booking a vacation.
Coming highly recommended by us are the slow cooked lamb with garlic tahini and the confit beet baba ghanoush with dukkah, mint and naan. The slow cooked lamb really gives you an idea of what differs in the flavors Chef Sears chose. You are probably familiar with lamb growing up in the Midwest, so having it served in another way is a great way to learn to love Mediterranean cuisine. Basically, I’m saying lamb tends to be delicious, but even more so like this.
Also, I’m a sucker for a beet dish. When you choose the size of the beet you are deciding upon the sweetness. The smaller the beet the sweeter the taste. If you aren’t a fan, then all you need to do is try this baba ghanoush. Seriously, beets alone have a bad reputation, but paired in this way I think you’ll be shouting from this Roof on theWit.
The drinks are equally important from a bar. So, I had to test them out. One has a spiciness that might just kickstart your evening into high gear. This is our favorite. Aptly named the Spanish Mistress is a lady we would all line up to taste.
The Roof on theWit opens April 13th. You can maker reservations and find out more here. I expect you to see an entirely new view from the 27th floor this spring. Hopefully you and I, will both look forward to more photos featured here courtesy of Jon Zuluaga Photography. Until then keep eating and we will keep finding new places in Chicago to feast.