Located in the heart of Logan Square, Telegraph is Chicago’s natural wine bar. Our focus is pairing a unique, often rare, European wines, curated by sommelier Jeremy Quinn, with seasonal, inventive cuisine crafted by chef Johnny Anderes.
Telegraph exclusively features small, family-owned European producers who craft their wines as naturally as possible. In recent years, the proliferation of natural, non-interventionist wines from independent producers (native yeast fermentation, no chemicals in the vineyard, and zero-to-minimal sulfur) has transformed how we approach “traditional” terroirs, in Europe more than anywhere.
A parallel shift of perspective has also taken place in American agriculture – we’re looking more carefully than ever into the history and possibilities of our domestic food terroirs. Our goal at Telegraph is to present these two movements together to achieve a unique synchrony of taste.
Inspired by the recipes of Europe’s leading wine producing regions, Chef Johnny Anderes’ restlessly inventive menu is centered on seasonality and surprise; through contrasting flavors, he discovers new ways to taste traditional ingredients. Offering local, organic produce and meats as much as possible, the menu changes often and many dishes are designed for sharing.
Jeremy Quinn, one of Food & Wine magazine’s 2012 Sommeliers of the Year, has curated a dynamic wine list featuring 20+ glass pours, recent vintage wines (white, orange, and red), mature wines (a selection of which are also available in half-carafe), and large-format bottles for events at the communal table.