Elske, in Chicago, means “a fastidiously designed tasting menu experience in a charming space from husband-and-wife duo David and Anna Posey, whose résumés include words like ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Publican.’”
Suffice it to say, the phrase “all you need is elske” works in both senses of the word, the latter of which is open now on Randolph Row and looks a whole lot like this.
So, as fate would have it, you now have the opportunity to revel in a perfect storm of well-executed Sazeracs, veal sweetbreads and liquefied cheesecake that’s been aerated, frozen and shaved over jasmine frozen yogurt.
All of this will occur, naturally, over a candlelit table across from someone very special to you. Either you’ll do the eight-course tasting menu—which changes seasonally and currently consists of slow-roasted beef brisket and an ice cream dish unlike any other—or order some equally exquisite things à la carte.
Regardless, you’ll probably want to linger over wine or a cocktail, enjoying one another’s company and the warmth emanating from the kitchen’s wood-fired hearth.
It’s like a fireplace that cooks your food.