In late April, the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group announced a surprising get: Co-owners Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner had lured Benjamin Schiller from his post as Boka Restaurant Group's "resident mixologist" to run the cocktail program at the rooftop farm-to-table spot Homestead (which reopened for the season last week) and the soon-to-open Berkshire Room. At Homestead (1924 W Chicago Ave, second floor, open Tue–Sun 5pm–2am), Schiller joins the new chef, Chris Curren, and pastry chef Chris Teixeira. We caught up with Schiller to discuss a few of the outdoor-ready debut drinks at Homestead.
Ben Schiller's cocktails at Homestead rooftop restaurant
What do raspberry ice, tobacco essence and an expertly sliced grapefruit peel have in common? They're what you'll be drinking at this summer-only spot.
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