Seven Lions is Now Hiring 


Our upcoming restaurant at 130 South Michigan Avenue, Seven Lions, is accepting applications for all positions. Host, server, cocktail server, bartender. Please email your resume to Meghan Conway at 



Coming Soon...On Food Network

I'm pleased to announce the premiere of Food Truck Face Off, a new series for Food Network



Series Premiere Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00pm ET/PT on Food Network

Four talented teams compete to make their culinary dreams come true by winning their very own customized food truck for a year on new series Food Truck Face Offpremiering Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00pm ET/PT on Food Network. On each of the 13 episodes, hosted by Jesse Palmer, four teams present their unique food truck concepts to an expert panel of judges. Based on the viability and quality of their ideas, two teams will be selected to face off in an intense two–day showdown. The team with the highest profits will drive away with the grand prize!

“With the popularity of food truck fare, and after five successful seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, the food truck industry continues to draw passionate food entrepreneurs,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network. “Food Truck Face Offprovides the opportunity for aspiring food truck owners to realize their dreams in a heart-pounding culinary competition that tests every skill needed to succeed, including creativity, business savvy and, of course, culinary skills.”

Throughout the season, the four teams must impress radio and television personality Steak Shapiro and restaurateurAlpana Singh (The Boarding House), as well as a rotating panel of guest judges including, Andrew Gruel (Slapfish Restaurant), Robyn Almodovar (Palate Party) and Zane Caplansky (Caplansky’s Deli and Thunderin’ Thelma), with their food truck concepts. Then, the two remaining teams must put their ideas to the test on the streets of North America. On the first day, it is truck-against–truck. The team with the tastiest food, best service and most pleasing presentation is awarded a critical special advantage during the final round. On the last day, the competition fuels up as the trucks must face off not only against each other, but against other local food trucks. The team with the highest profits at the end of the two days will be crowned winner, and will drive away with their own food truck for one full year!

Don’t miss as all the delicious action unfolds! Fans can visit all season long for behind–the–scenes photos and more from the competition, as well as connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FoodTruckFaceOff.


Introducing Seven Lions 


I am pleased to announce Seven Lions as the name of our new upcoming restaurant with my partners Matt Fisher and John Ward at 130 S Michigan Avenue (corner of Michigan and Adams in the former People's Gas Light and Coke Company). Construction is underway and we hope to open late 2014/early 2015. There are lions surrounding the property but the name is a tribute to my late grandmother who had an incredible influence on my life and love of food. Singh is derived from the Sanskrit word for Lion and my grandmother referred to her seven children (my beloved aunts and uncles) as her lions. 

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for continued updates on the opening.


Learn How to Taste Wine with Me! 


I will be leading a 90 minute instructional seminar on how to taste wine like a professional sommelier. Learn how to describe and discuss the attributes of sight, smell and taste and how to put all the elements togther when pairing wines with food or selecting wines with confidence. We will be using the deductive tasting format to identify the grape, country, origin and vintage of six styles of wine. I'll teach you how to analyze a wine's legs, body, nose, and other markers to understand how to get the most out of your wine tasting experience. The class is designed for both the novice and advanced enthusiast. 

Space is limited to 50 participants so sign up and spend your Saturday afternoon learning about wine with me! 

Saturday, April 26th ~ 2 pm - 3:30 pm 

$85 per person 

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Women of Food & Wine Dinner at The Boarding House 

In light of the recent appointment of Tanya Baker as the new Executive Chef, rounding out the all-women, culinary and beverage team at The Boarding House, Proprietress and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will celebrate the Women of Food and Wine with a special dinner on Wednesday, February 26.

The evening will begin with a reception featuring passed hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., followed by a four-course dinner hosted in The Boarding House’s Cellar.  The meal will showcase beautiful dishes curated by Baker and decadent desserts by Pastry Chef Julia Fitting. Additionally, Singh has invited fellow female sommeliers Rachel Driver Speckan (City Winery), Rachael Lowe (Brindille) and Erin Drain (Cream Wine Company), Shebnem Ince (Perman Wine Selections) to join in on selecting the courses’ wine pairings, highlighting bottles produced exclusively by women winemakers.


Carrot Soup Shooter, Candied Ginger, Pea Foam

Foie Gras Mousse, Brioche, Smoked Sea Salt, Cherry Gastrique


Hamachi Crudo, Hearts of Palm, Chili Oil, Feuille de Brik


Caramelized Onion and Ricotta Ravioli, Duck Confit, Cherries


Scallop and Braised Beef Cheeks, Celery Root Puree, Brussels Leaves, Beet Chips


Savory Manchego Cheesecake, House-Made Membrillo


Chocolate Custard Tart, Chocolate Sable Crust, Pomegranate Seeds

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