The night before COVID-19 restrictions recently tightened on restaurants and bars (again), a friend and I checked out Untitled Supper Club (111 W. Kinzie St.; UntitledSupperClub.com)which offered not just a five-course meal but entertainment. (It had just reopened Oct. 23.)
And entertaining this spot was. (BTW, all the safety protocols were in place, including physical distancing, QR-code menus, staff with masks and more.) Singers Angela Martin and Malone (the latter named Best Male Vocalist at the 38th Annual Chicago Music Awards) as well as a kick-ass band covered songs by everyone from Chaka Khan and Maroon 5and every note was on point. However, they weren't the only ones who entertained, as burlesque dancer Ms. B La Rose put on performances that were athletic, sultry and even comedic.
But this is a food column and I'd love to say that the prix-fixe menu matched the band and dancer in terms of satisfactionbut the meal didn't (although the service did).
Things started promisingly with arancini (rice balls) that were not only beautifully plated but that were delicious, with just the right consistency. However, other dishes were not up to snuff: Even though my friend and I had different items for our third course, both lacked seasoning and were, consequently, bland. (Actually, this was true of my pumpkin-sage ravioli and the fettuccineand I'm one of the most salt-averse people you'll meet.) Thankfully, things ended on the right note, with a practically addictive mango cheesecake.
I sincerely hope that Untitled survives these latest restrictions and reopens. You'll surely be entertainedand my fingers are crossed that the cuisine will be as wonderfully memorable as those singers' pipes.