For the first time ever, Time Out Market Chicago is welcoming a full-service restaurant to its roster of dining options—and you can get in on the action starting today.
Valhalla, a fine dining concept by SKY and Apolonia chef Stephen Gillanders, opens for dinner service at 5pm tonight on the second floor of Time Out Market Chicago, welcoming visitors for a la carte dining or an 11-course tasting experience inspired by the chef’s travels around the world. Utilizing ingredients like wagyu, caviar and crab, Gillanders leads guests through a personalized dining journey that’s integrated into the market’s bustling atmosphere for an approachable yet high-end experience.
“Gone are the days of servers wearing tuxedos and pushing guéridons around,” Gillanders explains. “I mean that’s great, but I don’t think that’s what the future of fine dining is. And I think [Valhalla] really captures that momentum and manifests it into something that’s very Chicago.”
Reservations for Valhalla, open Wednesday–Sunday from 5-10pm at Time Out Market Chicago, are available via Tock; a limited number of walk-in spots are also reserved each night. Wondering what to expect? Take a look at some of the Valhalla’s luxurious dishes below, and prepare yourself for a heavenly experience.
Photographer: Jaclyn RivasCured hirame with green apple, basil and pine nutPhotographer: Jaclyn RivasAged prime sirloin with miso carrot emulsion, broccoli stem, and bagna caudaPhotographer: Jaclyn RivasMushroom kebab with fresno pepper, chevre and rosemaryPhotographer: Jaclyn RivasRed crab arroz caldo with crunchy garlic, green chili, limePhotographer: Jaclyn RivasWhite dessert with pineapple seven ways, rum