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$60  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 7/26
5:30 PM & 7:45 PM
West Town

Wazwan

5-Course Refined Kashmiri Tasting Event

Setting up shop in Wicker Park in October 2021, Wazwan was soon named one of the “10 Hottest Restaurants in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine. Here, Executive Chef/Owner Zubair Mohajir, nominated for a Jean Banchet Award, celebrates South Asian cuisine. Among the specialties offered are momos, delicate bite-sized dumplings that feature prominently in Tibetan and Nepalese food traditions. The mushroom korma with cashew butter and black truffle also has a following, as does the inaloban, a fish stew with clams and bok choi in a turmeric coconut broth. Chef Mohajir has worked as a sous chef at The Pumproom by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, at Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred Restaurant Bouchon in California, and did an apprenticeship at Gaggan in Bangkok, which was ranked #1 among Asia’s restaurants and seventh overall in rankings of the world’s best restaurants. In other words, he has a sterling pedigree, and we are very much looking forward to tasting his food and hearing all about the food he loves.

About the Host:

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Zubair Mohajir

Executive Chef/Owner

A native of India, Chef Zubair Mohajir is a graduate of DePaul University and worked in banking up until the financial crash of 2008. He then pivoted to cooking and gained experience at Jean Georges' Pumproom (where he rose the ranks to Sous Chef), Thomas Keller’s 1 Michelin Starred Bouchon, and Bangkok's renowned Gaggan, before returning to CHI and striking out on his own.


The Lineup


All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Kushi Oyster

    with apple achar and curry espume

  2. Medhu Vada

    lentil fritter with coconut mint chutney and kaluga caviar

  3. Hamachi Crudo

    with chaas, smoked trout roe, and garlic serrano achar

  4. Duck Numidian

    duck in a pepper and asafoetida sauce with dates and red rice khichdi

  5. Turon

    banana lumpia with caramelized thai banana custard, coco jam, and toasted coconut

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy


At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. Additionally, all food will be served individually-plated rather than family-style. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

Wazwan

1742 W Division St

Chicago, IL 60607

Event FAQs


Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, if you plan on purchasing beverages during the event, make sure to bring cash.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $80 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.

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