Photo by Paul Markow
Celebrated Valley chef Christopher Gross will open his highly anticipated eponymous restaurant at the Wrigley Mansion on March 23.
Christopher’s at the Wrigley Mansion will not only highlight the James Beard Award-winning chef’s globally inspired gastronomic expertise, but will also showcase 180-degree views of the Valley via floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof.
Set adjacent to the historic Wrigley Mansion, the 26-seat restaurant will offer an intimate dining experience and a seasonally driven eight-course tasting menu that Gross says will be “an extraordinary experience filled with wonder and anticipation.”
Gross is also aware that sometimes guests want to enjoy an equally distinctive, but simpler meal. That’s why he will also offer “Christopher’s Classics” on Sundays and Mondays and a lighter lunch menu Tuesday through Saturday.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Wendell Burnette, the 1,500-square-foot space features a custom-built wood fire oven that will allow guests to watch their meals being prepared. The dining room will feature artwork by famed French painter Yves Klein and his widow, Rotraut Klein-Moquay. The cutting-edge space will also feature special touches from local artisans such as Arcosanti Soleri Bells modified as plate covers. Each dining table offers distinctive design elements such as drawers and table lamps.
The restaurant’s tasting menu will be available for $250 per person with optional wine pairings for $230. A sample menu can be found at wrigleymansion.com/christophers. Additional menus will be available in the coming weeks.