The Drake Oak Brook, Autograph Assortment pronounces an all-new restaurant named Coa as its newest culinary vacation spot to debut on the helm of Oak Brook’s increasing meals and beverage scene. Impressed by the respective cultures of the lodge’s proprietor Tely Nagle and Govt Chef Ezequiel Dominguez, the lodge would be the first to convey a culinary fusion of Spain’s Galicia neighborhood and Mexico’s agave historical past to the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook. The brand new-build house is ready to debut in December 2023 with its title paying homage to the specialised software that harvests agave.
“With the addition of a wholly new eating expertise that’s so near our hearts, we’re thrilled to proceed the lodge’s lengthy historical past as a beacon of effective eating and shut gatherings for friends and locals,” shares Tely Nagle, The Drake Oak Brook proprietor. “Each factor has been made to really feel like an extension of my household eating room from the heat, traditions and flavors of my tradition.”
Friends will embark on an genuine journey by agave-infused delicacies and tequila-based spirits that mix each Mexican and Spanish influences. Utilizing seasonal substances, menu highlights embrace an in depth number of cold and hot tapas, number of paellas celebrating the rice harvest alongside Spain’s Mediterranean Coast, brilliant seafood dishes and extra.
“A number of the earliest dishes I bear in mind making with my mom at six years previous have been tapas,” shares Chef Ezequiel Dominguez. “I’ve thoughtfully merged my formal culinary background with these household traditions which have been handed down in an effort to create the recipes that may now change into a particular a part of The Drake Oak Brook’s historical past by Coa.”
Conventional tapas-style eating and daring flavors will likely be juxtaposed with heat hospitality set inside a vibrant oasis honoring Mexico’s soulful roots and design mastery. Amidst hand-carved wooden finishes, customized furnishings from Mexico embrace handcrafted furnishings and hand-sculpted chandeliers. Modern touches will likely be woven all through with interactive digital shows for high-definition musical screenings andvisual storytelling.
Coa marks the property’s first full restaurant addition in over 5 many years. Serving as a secluded hideaway within the 1960’s for legends from Frank Sinatra to King Charles, Chicago locals Jim and Tely Nagle introduced the property again to life in 2014 and have continued to transcend the model by generations and worldwide waters. This announcement comes one yr after the opening of the lodge’s Aroma de Café espresso lounge and night wine bar, and one month following the model’s addition of the licensing settlement with Otaduy Yachts in Cabo San Lucas.
Fusing his Spanish heritage with the property’s century-long custom in effective eating, Chef Dominguez oversees all culinary features of the property along with Coa, together with the historic Colonial Room serving traditional British Excessive Tea, Aroma de Café and old-school foyer bar. Coa will likely be open seven days per week for lunch and dinner with an early eating expertise Sunday by Thursday. Diners can take pleasure in weekly Pleased Hour and late-night eating from Thursday by Sunday. Coa will debut Sunday brunch in early 2024.