Bright Flavors & Gold Coast Glamour
Somerset is a vibrant neighborhood dining experience at Viceroy Chicago in the historic Gold Coast. It draws a breath of fresh air from nearby Lake Michigan and puts Midwest farms in the spotlight with a focus on local ingredients. The thoughtful use of regional produce shines in light, approachable and modern cuisine, complemented by a “garden to glass” wine and cocktail program. With each inventive dish, diners enjoy an experience that’s exciting yet comfortably familiar. The flavors are as bright as the mood in the open, airy dining room and on the outdoor patio.
Chef Stephan Gillanders draws culinary inspiration from his upbringing in Southern California, while interlacing elements of his Asian American heritage. He finds the ingredients to bring it all to vibrant life by looking right here in the Midwest. The result: light, bright, contemporary American cuisine with Asian influences. Menu items can be easily shared, such as signature classics like black angus beef short rib or small bites like spicy crab on crispy rice. With each fresh and bright dish, diners enjoy an experience that’s exciting yet comfortably familiar.
Executive Pastry Chef
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Tatum Sinclair started working in a bakery at the age of 14. After attending culinary school in Chicago, she took an externship at Intro where she met her now-chef and mentor Stephen Gillanders. She then was given the opportunity to do the bread and chocolate program at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s three-star Michelin restaurant in NYC. After a few years, she came back to Chicago to be the Executive Pastry Chef at Gillanders’ S.K.Y.
Soon after, they joined forces to take over the Food and Beverage Operation at Viceroy/Somerset and recently opened their third spot called Apolonia. In 2020, Sinclair won Rising Pastry Chef of the Year at the Jean Banchet Awards, has been featured in Star Chefs Magazine, and participated in James Beard events. Next up, she will partner with Cacao Barry Chocolate to create her own custom chocolate blend to debut in 2022.