This Father’s Day give Dad a break from the grill by letting Michelin-praised restaurant Mango Pickle serve him something exciting and different—a Modern Indian Barbecue. Located in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood (5842 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660; 773-944-5555), Mango Pickle’s kitchen is led by Chef/Owner Marisa Paolillo, who will surprise and delight Dad with her creative take on smoked and charcoal grilled Indian specialties. She blends some of the world’s greatest spices with the highest quality, locally sourced and sustainably raised ingredients to express her modern approach to Indian cuisine. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m.
Mango Pickle’s Father’s Day dinner menu offers delicious meat, poultry, seafood and vegetarian options so there is something for everyone. Among the starters are House Made Goan Sausage Thali ($18) a spicy dish from India’s west coast, served with paneer, turnip pickle, leaf greens, fresh turmeric and roti; and The Keema Lamb Burger ($16), a northwest Indian version that’s wonderfully spiced and augmented with micro greens and Mint-Yogurt Chutney. Other choices include Chicken Kabab Bun ($18) with hung yogurt, tikka masala and micro greens; and Barbeque Chicken Wings ($14) prepared with tikka marinade and served with fried flatbread and mint-yogurt.
Entrées include Live Main Lobster Malai Curry ($36) an east Indian preparation with coconut, green chili and red rice; and Lamb Biriyani ($26) a dish with Indian Muslim origins, prepared with market vegetables and basmati rice. Vegetarian choices include Red Rice Salad ($18) with mixed greens, Indian pickles and sliced coconut; and Pao Bhaji of Market Vegetables ($24) served with potato, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, spring onions and green garlic.
Enhance your meal with slow-rise Garlic Naan bread ($5) or Whole Wheat Thepla flatbread ($5).
Complete your celebration by pleasing Dad’s sweet tooth with the southern Indian Mango Kulfi ($9), served with strawberry jam, whipped cream, ginger and ghee; or the eastern Indian Mishti Doi ($9) with yogurt, chocolate and nougatine.
To make reservations, visit mangopicklechicago.com or call 773-944-5555.
About Mango Pickle
Mango Pickle, located at 5842 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60660, is a modern Indian restaurant inspired by the diversity and dynamism of India’s rich culinary landscape, which goes far beyond the popular tandoori oven preparations of its northern frontiers to the distinctly exciting fare of its coasts and avant garde urban homes, streets and eateries. The restaurant’s approach is influenced by its location in the Midwest, with attention to seasonality, sustainability, and quality.
Heading the kitchen is chef/owner Marisa Paolillo and partnering on the creative direction is Gregory Bazire. Paolillo is a Chicago native whose journey as a chef began in Bombay (Mumbai), India, a melting pot of locals, expats, cultures and cuisines from every part of India. Bazire, a French native, is a chef and restaurateur who has been residing and working in India since 2005. Their collaboration was first sparked by a month-long catering project in 2012 for a yoga retreat in Goa, India.
Launched in December 2016, Mango Pickle was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand designation in 2018 and 2019. Dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday. All major cards are accepted. For more information, please visit mangopicklechicago.com or telephone 773-944-5555.