Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune mentioned Sunda when Yankees Derek Jeter and Third Eyed Blind singer Stephan Jenkins dined at the eatery. The Tribune also recommended The Underground for clubbing and celebrity spotting after Lollapalooza.
From Sun-Times article
“Seen on the Scene: Yankees slugger Derek Jeter rolled into Sunda Sunday with fellow teammate C.C. Sabathia, while ex-White Soxer (now Yankee Freddy Garcia also dined at the eatery…Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins helped celebrate band mate Brad Hargreaves’ birthday Sunday at Sunda.”
From Tribune article
“Lupe Fiasco was in attendance when his buddy Kanye West performed at the Underground’s after party in 2007….The concierge recommends Publican, Moto and Sunda for dinner, the Violet Hour and the Aviary for cocktails, and the Underground for clubbing. Sunda and Hub 51 were the most popular restaurant choices during Lolla last year thanks to their celeb-friendly reputations and well-connected staff…”
From the article:
The cast of Glee blew through Chicago as part of their live tour, and when the gang wasn’t on stage, they were out on the town- dining. The entire ensemble- including Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith, and Chord Overstreet- acted like one big happy family as they ate sashimi and enjoyed sake at hotspot Sunda. The next night, the group skipped a formal dinner outing, but half of them headed to The Underground, where they danced the night away.
Fund-raising Dinner and Silent Auction
The JACL has partnered with Filipino American Network (FAN) and Japanese American Service Committee (JASC), in collaboration with Rockit Ranch Productions and Sunda Restaurant, to host a fundraising dinner to assist Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami victims. 100% of all ticket donations will go directly to Direct Relief International’s Japan Relief and Recovery Fund.
Tickets are $150 each, and include a full four-course dinner prepared especially by Chef De Cuisine Jesse DeGuzman and premium open bar. The event will also feature a silent auction, cultural performances and remarks from the Japanese Consul General and Direct Relief International.
Date: April 15th
Truffled Tataki Tuna and American Kobe Sashimi
Enoki mushoom, chive, soy, truffle vinagrette
Warm Spinach and Mushroom
Asian mushroom medley, crispy onions, ponzu and olive oil
Sunda SeaWeed Sunomono
Hijiki, wakame, kaiso, cucumber, jicama, sesame ponzu
Sunda Rainbow Roll
King crab, tuna, salmon, escolar, hamachi, asparagus, avocado
Cucumber avocado, shitake, oshinko, spring mix, asparagus, sesame ponzu
Lobster and Wagyu Roll
Creamy lobster, scallions, jalapeno, wagyu sashimi, truffle-foie aioli
Sunda’s signature egg sauce
Rock Shrimp Tempura
Glazed walnuts and creamy honey aioli
Wok Fire Shishito Peppers
Lemongrass Beef Lollipops
NY strip beef wrapped lemongrass, spicy chili glaze
Miso Bronzed Black Cod
Signature cod, hint of red curry, glazed eggplant
Chicken Breast Tobanyaki
Sweet soy Teri glaze, baby bok choy and carrots
Filet Mignon 10 oz. Tobanyaki
Pickled wasabi top butter, peppers and onions
Assorted Mochi Ice Cream
You are cordially invited to attend The ASAP Foundation Kickoff Event For The Annual Signature Fundraiser. Plan to enjoy a variety of wine and spirit tastings while pairing them with small bites from Sunda’s acclaimed menu and experience sushi rolling.
Tickets are $125 and can be purchased from any committee member or online at http://www.theasapfoundation.org/
(Ticket price to the ASAP Foundation event at Sunda includes ticket to May 18th Annual Signature Event)
Phill Vettel shared with morning newscasters on WGN News today that one of his top picks for a special Valentines Day meal is Sunda New Asian:
The video is above, and Phil’s comments are below.
“I’d go with the place to be seen, to bring that killer outfit to Sunda, in River North on 110 W. Illinois Street. They’re al a carte on Friday and Saturday. They’re a very fancy, very glitzy restaurant. On Sunday and Monday they’re doing a special menu for $120 a couple and that includes a glass of bubbly and for a place that glitzy that’s really inexpensive.”
You can also check out Phil’s dining column in the Tribune from Thursday:
Celebrate with your significant other at the most stylish and delicious restaurant in Chicago! Sunda New Asian’s Valentine’s Day menu is available on Sunday and Monday at $120 per couple (additional beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Of course, our regular dinner menu will also be available.
Your evening will begin with sparkling white wine and will follow with family-style service including a choice of:
- Warm Spinach and Mushroom Salad
- Rock Shrimp Tempura
- Chef Jesse’s St. Valentine Roll
- The Food Buddha’s Classic Crispy Rice with Hand-Cut Spicy Tuna.
- Miso-Bronzed Black Cod
- NY Strip Steak
Various side dishes will be offered as well as a closing chocolate dessert.
To reserve your space
- Phone: 312.644.0500
- Facebook: Online Reservations
Sunda New Asian
110 W. Illinois
For more deals and information follow Sunda online!
From their website
Prepare for a sheik Pan-Asian experience, as Sunda provides an eclectic menu of Asian-inspired dishes in a stylish and lively environment, designed by Tony Chi. The sushi bar provides a wide assortment of freshly prepared sushi, sashimi and nigiri options. The menu also offers contemporary interpretations of tradition dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Plilippines and the Southeast Asian Island region. In addition, there is a well-rounded list of champagnes, wines, and sake.
View the clip on Check, Please! or use the player below:
Includes one 90 minute sushi making class for one participant. Classes will be held at Sunda on Tuesday, January, 18, 2011 at 6pm. Following the class, students will be able to eat their work and participate in a sake tasting. Participants will also receive a Sunda hat and t-shirt.
- Date: Tuesday, January 18th
- Time: 6pm
- Price: $125
Offer must be redeemed on January 18, 2011.
Tickets are sold out! Thanks everyone!
Enjoy a traditional and elegant Omakase “Chef’s Choice” dinner preparation at Sunda New Asian A six-course meal for 10 guests specially prepared by Executive Sushi Chef Jesse De Guzman. Paired with wine and sake specially chosen to compliment each course by both chef and sommelier.
Event starts at 6pm with cocktail reception and pass horderves in Sunda’s lounge area then you will be escorted up to their private dining space and start the culinary adventure. The offer includes tax and gratuity. Offer must be redeemed for specific date purchased.
- Date: January 10th, 2011
- Time: 6pm
- Price: $150 per ticket
Chef DeGuzman’s Omakase Menu:
Chicago inspired tuna tartare on a crispy wonton chip
Paired with Zipang sparkling Junmai Sake
First – Sashimi Course
Toro, Salmon, Uni, Ankimo
Paired with Haiku Junmai Sake
Second – Topped Sushi Course
Hamachi Belly Nigiri, Escolar Nigiri, Unagi Nigiri
Paired with Horin Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Seared Hokkaido Scallop with Uni Butter
Paired with Laurel Wreath Crown Junmai, served hot
Truffled Wagyu Beef with Shitake and Shallot Tempura
Paired with Oberon Cabernet (Napa)
Fruit Maki Sushi
Paired with Sacred Mist Nigoro
From the article
Sightings: Miami Heat’s LeBron James, New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter and San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana, actors Vince Vaughn, John Cusack, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Piven, Channing Tatum, Josh Duhamel, Jared Leto, Leighton Meester, Jason Statham, Patrick Dempsey, David Schwimmer, Kate Walsh, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, singers Fergie and Kesha, rapper Common, rock bands Green Day and Soundgarden, the Bears’ Jay Cutler, the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and reality TV star Nicole Richie.
Star moment: Any restaurant with this much star power is going to have a wait — you just don’t expect to see the stars doing the waiting. That’s what happened when the cast of “Glee” unexpectedly stopped by in May. Guests at Sunda got to see the cast of one of the hottest shows on television standing in the foyer until a table was ready.
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