This summer, Kachka will open a new outdoor restaurant, “Kachka Alfresca,” outside in the open air of their second-floor parking lot. Each of 29 tables will be individually tented, so each party will be seated in their own rooftop cabana, safely distanced from other guests. All ordering will be online or by phone with a server to minimize contact between guests and staff.
Kachka Alfresca will serve some of Kachka’s classic dishes (dumplings; Herring Under a Fur Coat; caviar and roe), but most of the menu is essentially a new one, a creation inspired by chef Bonnie Morales’ upbringing in Chicago in the 90s, and the American food of that era she craves for comfort — Cobb salad, spinach-artichoke dip, stuffed potato skins, burgers, molten chocolate cake — but each made from scratch with a very Kachka twist. It’s a crazy delicious mashup menu that could only come from the minds of the Morales’. Israel Morales’ cocktail menu is equally as playful, with tongue-in-cheek descriptions: “Miami Vice Slushies,” Guava-Tinis, and “Siberian Maldives” (“Inspired by a Blue Hawaii and named after a turquoise-blue toxic lake in Novosibirsk”) to name a few. The menu speaks for itself. Reservations are available now.