One Off at Home: from Chicago’s best restaurants to your kitchen
One Off Hospitality’s restaurants have kept Chicago on top as one of America’s most innovative restaurant towns through such destination dining spots as Big Star, Avec, the Publican, Publican Quality Meats, Dove’s Luncheonette, Pacific Standard Time and the Laurel Room. So “destination”, in fact, that James Beard-award winning executive chef–partner Paul Kahan notes the team has fielded numerous requests around the US to make their most popular menu selections transportable to fans, friends and foodies around the country for a number of years.
Last fall, Kahan (a.k.a. ‘the face of midwestern cuisine’) and the restaurant group’s other chefs found that with so many people embracing their inner James Beard chef when sheltering in place, the time was right to launch One Off at Home. The delivery service ships freshly packed cooking kits packed with the fixings required to recreate the midwest’s best cuisine and restaurant experiences anywhere in America.
‘This is something we’ve been wanting to do for years,’ says Kahan. ‘I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if we can ship Avec’s famous chorizo-stuffed medjool dates to someone’s aunt in Oregon, or expedite our signature PQM bacon to their dad in Michigan. Folks have a connection to these dishes, and I feel good about the fact that we are able to deliver a small piece of comfort to people right now.’
At the time of the launch (November 2020), crowd-pleasers breezing out of the Windy City included Avec’s famous chorizo-stuffed medjool dates, the Publican farm chicken (marinated in Espelette pepper, Mexican oregano and lemon, served with summer sausage and roasted potatoes), and the PQM Butcher Box (with meats from top meat purveyors across the midwest). At press time, a foie gras burger kit, paella dinner kit (above) and three new charcuterie boards were added to the kit menu.
Each One Off at Home kit ships free across the US (excluding Hawai‘i and Alaska) and arrives with freshly prepped ingredients, hand-packed within insulated liners and ice packs to ensure all items stay fresh and cool. For more information, or to place an order, please visit www.oneoffathome.com. •