Celebrating Shakespeare's Works Through 38 Dishes From 38 Chicago Chefs
This year marks the 400th anniversary William Shakespeare’s death and to honor and celebrate the Bard’s contribution to the arts, Chicago has been created a year-long international arts festival spearheaded by Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Among the 850 events planned are exhibits, theatrical products and an exploration of food and theatrical storytelling in restaurants around the city through Culinary Complete Works.
A Kusshi Oyster is part of the Shakespeare tasting menu at NAHA during Shakespeare 400 Chicago’s year-long festival honoring the Bard’s contribution to the arts. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Beshel.)
NAHA Chef Carrie Nahabedian’s special tasting menu, inspired by Measure for Measure, is continuing through August. “Set in Vienna, ‘Measure for Measure’ by William Shakespeare features a theme including justice, mortality, mercy, and the dichotomy of corruption and purity,” says Nahabedian. “The play ends in three marriages! The male characters sin, but the females forgive them. They mean well, but the decisions they make may not always be the best. NAHA is proud to support the Shakespeare Culinary Festival.”