Monteverde's Opening Night Brings Sarah Grueneberg's 'Soulful' Italian Food to West Loop

Nov 15, 2015 718

by Daniel Gerzina

"Cooking with a traditional heart and a modern hand." That's the phrase that chef Sarah Grueneberg and her team constantly reiterate, a question that they ask of themselves about every dish they present, dishes that Grueneberg says she "cooks from a soulful place."

It's what they hope will be recognizable to everyone who steps inside Monteverde, the former Spiaggia chef and "Top Chef" runner-up's first restaurant that opens to the public for the first time tonight in the West Loop. If Grueneberg's cooking is Monteverde's soul, the heart of the menu—and restaurant itself—is pasta. 

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