Chefs Grant Achatz and Micah Melton Host a Private Evening at The Aviary, The Office, and Next in Chicago.


Photo by Allen Hemberger

Inside Access from Chase guests will begin their private evening at The Aviary and The Office with a canapé and cocktail reception. During the reception Chef Achatz, Micah Melton, and the Aviary team will host small group demonstrations featuring innovative cocktails. 

Guests will rotate to each station for a unique cocktail presentation and tasting. Following the demonstrations, guests will be escorted to Next for a seated dinner. Chef Achatz will share his inspirations for the menu collaboration with Chef José Andrés currently being featured at Next. Next recently received their first Michelin Star.

Known for his innovative, emotional, and modernist style of cuisine, Chef Grant Achatz is one of the most awarded and recognized chefs in the world. Early in his career he was recognized by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the nation’s Best New Chefs and named the Rising Star Chef by the James Beard Foundation. He has also been honored by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Chef Micah Melton was part of the opening team at The Aviary, helping to research and develop the opening menus. He was also The Aviary’s first “Ice Chef” — perhaps the only such chef in the world — charged with creating over 30 types of ice for the bar program. Over the next three years, Micah would be promoted to Sous Chef and then to Beverage Director. While serving as Beverage Director, Micah has been instrumental in opening The Aviary NYC.

Experience Includes

  • Canapés and cocktail reception
  • Cocktail demonstrations hosted by Beverage Director Micah Melton
  • Chef Achatz will share his inspirations for the menu collaboration with Chef José Andrés currently featured at Next.
  • The Best of José Andrés Tasting Menu (Ten presentations) at Next accompanied by Reserve Wine Pairings (Please note: Chef José Andrés will not be in attendance)

Tentative Event Schedule

Please note: Attendees must be 21 or older to participate in this event. A detailed schedule will be provided in the confirmation letter. Schedule subject to change.

Event Location

The Aviary, The Office, and Next
955 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

Please note: Valet parking is included.