Friday, October 17, 2008 at 6:02PM
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Marcus Samuelsson and Townhouse Restaurant Group made their first venture into the Windy City in June with the launch of C-House, a classic American seafood and chop house in the Affina Chicago hotel. At the helm find exec chef Seth Siegel-Gardner, who worked with both Scott Conant and Gordon Ramsay in NYC, and exec pastry chef Toni Roberts, late of Custom House. • The team behind BOKA and Landmark Bar & Grill, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz, introduced Perennial in June at 1800 N. Lincoln Ave., which touts a market driven menu by exec chef Giuseppe Tentori (who also heads up BOKA) and chef de cuisine Ryan Poli (recently of Butter). • Rick Bayless is throwing his hat into the quick-service ring, with a yet-to-be-named Mexican sandwich spot (tortería), scheduled to open in spring 2009 around the corner from Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. • In June Sepia recruited Cindy Schuman, last seen at the recently shuttered Kevin Restaurant, to replace Kim Schwenke as pastry chef.