CHICAGO - Continuing his mission to provide the widest range of fresh seafood to the Chicago community, Bill Dugan today announced the launch of “Wellfleet” occasional restaurant. The restaurant will enable customers to enjoy an intimate and unique way to dine, starting Thursday, Oct. 19.
Bill Dugan, owner and operator of the Fish Guy Market and Superior Ocean Produce said, “The occasional restaurant is a concept that is relatively unknown is the U.S. as far as I am aware. There’s been a trend in fine dining in Berlin and Paris that I have been following for some time - small gatherings that clandestinely take place in apartments and lofts where (because of licensing and zoning restrictions) it is often illegal. These gatherings are sometimes referred to as a‘cuisine speakeasy.’ I like to think of it as an ‘occasional restaurant.’ This concept is my inspiration for Wellfleet.”
“I have had a longtime dream to open a seafood-driven restaurant, but with running the retail and wholesale businesses, I knew I would never find the time. One night a week, held in the Fish Guy’s storefront, was the only way I could do it. I want to be on hand to assure the content and quality Fish Guy customers have come to expect,” Dugan added.
“My idea is to present the finest products and prepare them in a simple manner framed in an intimate and casual setting,” said Dugan. “Fish Guy chefs Leo Bariso and David Radom will help guide my vision. Also joining us on a frequent basis will be food luminaries and fellow chefs from around the planet who love to cook.”
Wellfleet’s will take place every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. excluding holidays. Each week, a fixed-price menu and B.Y.O.B. service will be offered. Wellfleet will be able to accommodate 12 guests and reservations are necessary. Please call ahead with requested table arrangements.
All meals include coffee and dessert by ACF world pastry champion Peter Yuen.
Celebrating our place in the top 100 chicago dishes (Timeout Chicago), Caviar a la Joel Robuchon can be added as an additional course for $30.00.
February 15,22 / March 1,8
-Roasted Mussels, Nantucket Bay Scallop w/ Saffron herb broth.
March 15 ,22 and 29 / April 5
-Running Egg w King Salmon
April 12, 19, and 26 / May 3
-Native Shrimp w Asparagus Salad
About Fish Guy Market and Superior Ocean Produce
With more than 30 years experience as owner and operator,Bill Dugan has offered retail and wholesale customers a full spectrum of fresh local and imported seafood. Located at 4423 N. Elston for more than 9 years, the Fish Guy Market was recently named by Chicago Magazine as the “Best Fish Market” in Chicago.
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