Autre Monde Off to a Great Start

A while back I had the pleasure of meeting John and Christine Tully, owners of the newly opened Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits in Berywn, IL. I’ve been following their progress on Facebook and yesterday, got a behind-the-scenes look at this great new spot. Their menu features small plates from a blend of European influences, a bar with interesting and unique offerings, and farm to table sourcing.

I visited Autre Monde before their open time yesterday to discuss Operation Green materials. They will soon be our newest restaurant purchasing sustainable food service and janitorial supplies from Green Home Experts. I was so taken aback by the beautiful build-out, that I forgot to take pictures of the inside! But take it from me–beautiful lighting fixtures, enormous windows for lots of natural light, salvaged materials and a great bar all make for a wonderful sensual experience. That’s even before the food!

Christine took me behind the restaurant, where they are growing vegetables and herbs to supplement their farm to table concept. Most of the plants had been moved into the greenhouse yesterday, because they are about to pour a new concrete pad. I hope to be able to visit once it’s all complete! If you want to eat locally, then Autre Monde is a must for you.

A few times I’ve driven past Autre Monde, envious of the diners and folks imbibing at the bar. Hopefully soon I can leave the little one with my mom so my hubby and I can take in more than just the decor. In the meantime I’ll just fawn over these photos, which I hope you will do too!




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