2011 Nominee Breakout Chefs of the Year – Dan Pancake & Beth Partridge


Autre Monde Reviews

Autre Monde brings three new “green” options to Berwyn

whyberwyn After celebrating its second anniversary on July 16, Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits has many reasons to be proud. First, the Mediterranean restaurant can now boast that it is Berwyn’s first Green Seal Certified Restaurant! Since 1989, Green Seal has maintained this high-integrity environmental certification programs …

Time Out Chicago: Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Autre Monde Four Spiaggia alums opened this Mediterranean spot, and in doing so have single-handedly made Berwyn a dining destination. Here, knots of burrata are sprinkled with tarragon from the restaurant’s greenhouse, crackly flatbreads are covered in crispy pancetta and rapini, and a tart shell filled with smooth pureed chickpeas is a provocatively savory, perfect dessert. Best of all are the handmade pastas. They’re as elegant …

Chicago Tribune: Phil Vettel lists new brunch destinations in Chicago

tribuneAutre Monde. The place to be for near west suburban Sunday brunch is this Berwyn hot spot, operating better than ever after a nasty fire last year. The must-try dish is Partridge & Pancake ($13), a riff on chicken and waffles as well as a tip o’ the toque to Autre Monde’s husband-wife chef team, Dan Pancake and Beth Partridge. Sadly, there’s no actual partridge in the dish, though the juicy fried…

This Month’s Mystery Restaurant is… Autre Monde

The mystery restaurant in this month’s Name That Restaurant game is Autre Monde, and the featured dish is gnocchi with duck sausage. Chef Matt Saccaro at Autre Monde developed the gnocchi with duck sausage based on a simple principle he picked up from his Italian grandparents…

This Five Things You Must Put in Your Mouth This Week

chimagSunday, March 10: Explore the cuisine of Barcelona at Autre Monde (6727 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, 708-775-8122). The restaurant’s Spanish Sundays Supper series currently features three tapas-inspired courses for $40. Dishes include traditional Catalan stew, braised short rib with chorizo, and flan with lemon cookies.

Chicago Tribune: Annual Tribune Dining awards

If you traveled to Berwyn to dine, it’s likely you were in search of Czech dumplings or tacos. But the July opening of Autre Monde Cafe and Spirits gave west suburbanites a very different sort of dining destination. A sophisticated but accessible Mediterranean restaurant whose…

100 Best Things We Ate in 2012-Breakfast and Brunch

Bacon Steak at Autre Monde…That’s right—it’s not bacon, it’s a bacon steak. These folks cure the pork belly…

Chicago Tribune: Deconstructing The Menu- A Tribune Critic By Phil Vettel

It wasn’t a good summer for this impressive suburban restaurant; on June 28, a fire put it out of commission for almost three months. ” Most of the kitchen had to…

Chicago Magazine: 20 Best new restaurants

When food writers want to describe something as modern, we fall back on some variation of “It’s not your father’s steak house/grandmother’s diner/uncle’s BBQ shack.” Autre Monde, a bustling Med-flavored café from a pair of Spiaggia vets, is plenty modern–but any member of your family would feel comfortable there …

Autre Monde Café: Berwyn’s Mediterranean Hot Spot

527846_10150821240122312_694425332_a With its natural wood bar, vintage French movie posters, and eclectic feel, Autre Monde Cafe could be in some trendy Chicago neighborhood, but it’s not. It’s in Berwyn, and that’s a good thing. If it were otherwise, I’m sure I’d never have gotten in on a Friday night without a reservation, even at the bar.

Time Out Chicago: 4 Star review

John Aranza, Christine Tully Aranza, Dan Pancake and Beth Partridge—all Spiaggia alums—opened this Mediterranean spot, and in doing so have single-handedly made Berwyn a dining destination. …

Sugar Rush:Chickpea-Pistachio Pie from Autre Monde

serious eats Autre Monde’s menu has all the requisite ingredients that prove its Mediterranean cred: octopus, sardines, olives. Oh, and there are chickpeas, just not where you’d expect. The creamy garbanzo beans slide surreptitiously onto the dessert menu…

Forest Park Review: Autre Monde Café & Spirits

ForestParkReviewAward winning Mediterranean Restaurant with hip, wine bar feel, featuring shared plates, farm to table sourcing and the flavors of Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Morrocco. Bar features, craft cocktails and beer and a creative…

100 Best Things We Ate in 2011 – Time Out Chicago: Goat-cheese tortalacci at Autre Monde

Though any of the housemade pastas from this humble trattoria could have landed on this list, these pockets of delicate tortalacci stuffed with goat cheese and topped with a shaving of black truffle are like tiny, edible presents to Berwyn, to pasta lovers, to everyone lucky enough to get their hands on them. …

Autre Monde in Berwyn: It’s Another World

Autre Monde opened this summer on Roosevelt in Berwyn, and it’s been drawing a lot of attention from traditional media (Chicago Tribune, TimeOut Chicago) as well as crowd-sourced bulletin boards (LTHForum.com, Yelp). We went there last week and were knocked out by the food. Here’s some of what we had. …

Chicago Tribune: 3 star review by Phil Vettel

Autre Monde puts the western suburb on the fine-dining map
To corrupt an old saying, the good Lord never closes a condo without opening a bungalow. …

Autre Monde: the “Other World” in Berwyn

This neighborhoody pan-Mediterranean bistro could easily be a subject of one of those “Why Berwyn?” billboards that have popped up all over Chicago to convince potential home buyers of the charms of New Svengoolieland. …

Tasting Table:A World Away

Sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine in Berwyn
Flame-kissed octopus with red-wine caper vinaigrette, burrata showered with herbs, and vegetables with nutty romesco are three dishes we never expected to find in Berwyn. …

Autre Monde:Mediterranean Bistro From A Quartet Fine-Dining Veterans

This neighborhoody pan-Mediterranean bistro could easily be a subject of one of those “Why Berwyn?” billboards that have popped up all over Chicago to convince potential home buyers of the charms of New Svengoolieland. The four principals behind Autre Monde all worked under Tony Mantuano in various restaurants. Former Spiaggia wine steward John Aranza’s nerdtastic horrorbilia decorates the bright, inviting Berwyn storefront with a long communal table running down the front and a spacious bar in the back. And the menu…