Kasama – Chicago – a MICHELIN Guide Restaurant

Husband-and-wife chefs Tim Flores and Genie Kwon have branched out to launch this iteration of their culinary dreams. The dinner tasting, which is an evolution of their wildly popular café, reflects their training, experience and heritage. Naturally, the result is an ambitious, clever and distinct meal, where traditional Filipino food is given a creative spin in such items as maitake mushroom adobo with mussel emulsion; "pancit" reflecting Spanish influence with Serrano ham; and an elegant take on "halo-halo" combining Asian pear granita, pandan ice cream and freeze-dried mandarin.
The design is clear upon entry—an impressively equipped kitchen framed by a counter where diners watch the action unfold. Banquettes tucked under the windows make for plush seats.