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Sepia showcases contemporary American cuisine in an inviting, vintage space

Stylish without being sleek, the space is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively.

Seamlessly melding refined and rustic, vintage and contemporary, Chicago’s Sepia has the feel of an instant classic. Stylish without being sleek, Sepia is warm and inviting, comfortable yet lively. Built from an 1890 print shop, Sepia features memorabilia from the Windy City’s bygone eras, Attention to detail runs throughout Sepia both in the room and on the plate. From the custom tile Art Nouveau floor and hand-crafted millwork to the vintage stoneware, the easy elegance of the room serves as the perfect backdrop to the inventive American cuisine.

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Meet Andrew Zimmerman

Chef Bio

Since taking the culinary lead at Sepia in 2009, chef Andrew Zimmerman has garnered national acclaim for his inventive American cuisine. His creative direction has earned the Chicago restaurant a Michelin star since 2011 while Zimmerman has received a James Beard Foundation Award nomination for “Best Chef: Great Lakes” in 2012, 2013, and 2014 and a 2011 Rising Star Chef from  “I’m cooking food that speaks to me, and I’m so honored that it’s resonating with others, too,” he says. “My cooking style is all about balance of textures, global flavors, and seasonality.”

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Chefs Recipe

Recipe Overview

  • Type of Dish / Entrée
  • Total Time / 7 hrs
  • Yield / 6-8 servings
  • Level / Intermediate
  • Prep / 30 min
  • Cook / 2hr 30 min

Berkshire Pork Collar braised with Milk and Rosemary

Heat a 6-8 quart dutch oven over medium heat and add the butter and olive oil.  Add the pork collar and brown it well on all sides.  Remove it from the pan and let it rest on a rack.  Add the guanciale and onions to the pan and cook until the onions are beginning to brown.  Add the rosemary and fennel seed and cook them for a minute or two then deglaze the pan with the wine and reduce the wine by about half.  Add the milk and return the pork collar to the pan. Then partially cover the pan and allow the pork to very gently simmer for about 2 hours.

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Restaurant Location

123 N. Jefferson Street
Chicago, Illinois


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