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BAR UMBRIAGO – Michael Ponzio

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BAR UMBRIAGO
6 W Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.494.1200
www.barumbriago.com
TWITTER: @Bar_Umbriago

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – Midnight | Bar until 2 a.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m. – Midnight | Bar until 3 a.m.
Sunday: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Brunch, Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

About Bar Umbriago
Located at 6 West Hubbard Street in River North, Bar Umbriago is now open. Led by Chef Michael Ponzio, who was recently featured on Food Network’s Kitchen Inventors and author of Cibo: Anybody’s Guide to Italian Cooking, Bar Umbriago provides an authentic atmosphere reminiscent of Italy’s enotecas (wine shops). Chef Ponzio has taken a modernistic approach in developing Bar Umbriago’s menu, features European family-style dining. Named after a character in Italian American singer Jimmy Durante’s famous song, the 160-seat new age Italian wine bar offers live entertainment, an affordable check average and a reasonably priced wine selection.

About Chef Michael Ponzio

A member of a large Italian family, Chef Ponzio grew up cooking at home. After attending Kendall College in Chicago, he trained at some of the best restaurants in Chicago including Spiaggia, Osteria di Tramonto and Maison Bistro. To add to his list of culinary accomplishments, in 2011 Chef Ponzio published a cookbook, Cibo: Anybody’s Guide to Italian Cooking. In May 2012, he was featured on the new Food Network show Kitchen Inventors. Chef Ponzio was hired as Executive Chef of Rosebud On Rush in 2010 and was promoted only one year later. He says, “It’s a huge honor to be named Director of Operations and Culinary Arts for Rosebud Restaurants, a true pioneer of Chicago Italian food. I am very appreciative and humbled by being part of such a Chicago landmark.” For more information on “Cibo” and recipes from the book, please visit www.chefponzio.com.

Chef Ponzio at Baconfest Chicago 2012:

gorgonzola dolce ravioli

Categories: Chefs 2012, Guest Chefs

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