The chef, who ran the kitchen at Roister from Alinea Group until December 2018, will open Brochu’s in early summer at 1523 W. Chicago Ave. in the former Natalino’s space.
Brochu, who ran the kitchen at Roister from Alinea Group until December 2018, is working on his first solo project. Brochu’s, which is slated to open in early summer at 1523 W. Chicago Ave. in the former Natalino’s space, will be a casual neighborhood spot taking influences from Brochu’s Southern upbringing. It’ll focus on his two loves: fried chicken and seafood. It will join others on one of Chicago’s hottest best dining strips.
“I love the precision of the high-end scene,” Brochu says. “But once we opened Roister, I was diving deep down and saw what food I love to do. I love having people over for dinner, cooking outside, doing one-pot cooking. It’s like how I grew up with picnic tables with crabs (laid out) on them.”