West Town Tavern | Contemporary Comfort Food
West Town Tavern | Contemporary Comfort Food by Chef Susan Goss with Drew Goss is available for purchase! The Goss' first cookbook is filled with over 100 ingredient-inspired signature dishes from Chef Susan's 30 years of experience along with Drew's wine notes that are accessable and at the same time surprising and far-reaching. Divided into seasonal chapters with an extensive pantry, there are recipes for small plates, large plates, desserts and cheeses. With beautiful 4-color photography by Pulitzer prize winner Dan Dry and contemporary, smart design by Sam Silvio, this is one cookbook that reads like a novel.
Pick it up at the Tavern or order a signed copy through this website.
What People Are Saying
"Susan Goss is one of Chicago’s culinary treasures. In a city full of deep dish, steak and hot dogs, her approach to American cuisine is rooted in tradition, but she employs the highest-quality ingredients she can find. As much as I love my wife, her fried chicken and legendary pot roast come in a close second! West Town Tavern is the kind of place you can hang out, have a great meal with a splendid glass of wine (thanks to husband Drew’s intriguing list) and not have to make it a special occasion."
Steve Dolinsky, Food Reporter, ABC 7 News – Chicago
12-time winner of the James Beard Award
"When asked what would be her choice for a last meal , Susan replied 'A bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee with a perfectly roasted chicken and potatoes cooked in duck fat, all served in bed.'
This is my idea of perfection as well (maybe with a zinfandel chaser), and should give readers a good idea of the pleasures inside her new cookbook. No pretense, no contrived foaming, vertical nonsense, just delicious food, cooked and prepared with the same joy we feel when we feast on it."
Debtor, Turley Wine Cellars
"Susan Goss' food is creative and smart, and full of all the flavors that bring you back to a place of home. It's the kind of food that I want to eat every night and I crave when I am away from West Town Tavern."
Elizabeth Karmel, cookbook author and executive chef of Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Chicken
"Before there were buzzwords like 'sustainable' or 'farm fresh' there were those who simply made it happen. For over 20 years Susan and Drew have supported local and regional farms on their innovative menus. This special relationship between the chef and the farmer results in food that sings with the goodness of the season and is a true reflection of the place and people who produce it."
Judy Shad, Cheesemaker, Co-Owner, Capriole Farms
"You know there's a serious wine person involved in a cookbook when the wine recommendation for fried chicken is Fino Sherry. Drew Goss has dozens of inspired pairing suggestions for the recipes in West Town Tavern, the cookbook he recently put out with his wife, chef Susan Goss. The featured dishes are the ones that have made their Chicago bistro a destination for nearly a decade. Arranged by season, it's a terrific resource for culinary inspiration-not to mention the recipe for their barbecue sauce."
Tara Q. Thomas
Wine and Spirits Magazine