Carrie opened Brindille in the spring of 2013 along with partner and cousin Michael Nahabedian. While NAHA serves to highlight her Armenian roots, Brindille’s refined Parisian fare celebrates Carrie’s and Michael’s favorite spots in Paris.
The constantly changing NAHA menus are a mix of American and Mediterranean influences from Chef Carrie’s and Michael’s Armenian and Greek heritages. NAHA uses fresh, seasonal produce, meats, and cheeses from local farmers and growers. NAHA is a proud supporter of Chicago’s Greencity Market.
Nuanced food is meant to be paired harmoniously with balanced wines. The Mediterranean cuisine of NAHA provides a wonderful platform with which to pair globally influenced wines. – Wine Director-Chad Ellegood.
Brindille (Chef Carrie’s latest venture), named “Best New Restaurant in 2013” by Chicago Tribune, offers a glimpse into refined Parisian cuisine and atmosphere from the team that brought you NAHA. It’s Dinner, only.
In 2015 Brindille was awarded the James Beard Award for outstanding Restaurant Design (for an establishment under 75 seats.) It’s all of 30 seats.
Eric was the Host & Master of Ceremonies for C-CAP’s “Just Dessert Challenge” on Nov. 17th at The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles as part of the “Getting Our Just Desserts” Benefit. The competition pitted five C-CAP graduates against each other in an intense “Chopped” –like competition. There was a mystery basket of five ingredients and the alums had two hours to create a standout dish using all of those ingredients. After an intense deliberation on the part of the judges panel (including Keith Roberts, the Executive Chef at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel) Anthony Greco took the crown. Anthony currently works in the kitchen of The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.