Embark on an unforgettable culinary voyage as Bar Goa unveils its new menu.  Be prepared to tantalize your taste buds at Bar Goa with an array of authentic and nostalgic South Indian coastal flavors meticulously crafted to perfection.

Chef Chetan Shetty was recently awarded a Michelin star for his culinary vision as an executive chef at Rania restaurant in Washington, D.C. He has also worked at Indian Accent in New York City and in New Delhi.

Drawing inspiration from his roots and extensive experience, chef Shetty brings forth an inspired menu at Chicago’s Bar Goa that showcases the rich and diverse flavors of the Southern Coast of India, promising a dining experience that transcends the ordinary.


At the heart of this gastronomic journey lies the Malwani fish curry, a culinary gem that captures the essence of coastal India with its harmonious blend of aromatic spices and succulent fish. Goa is known for lip-smacking seafood and chef Shetty has added plenty to the Bar Goa menu. New entrees include lobster ghee roast and crispy shrimp Kolidwada, in addition to grilled scallops and oysters with sol kadi foam.

For those craving a taste of tradition with a modern twist, the Malabar lamb shank is a true masterpiece. Slow-cooked to perfection, the tender lamb infused with the rich spices of Malabar melts in your mouth. It’s a dish that pays homage to centuries-old culinary traditions while delighting the palate with its contemporary flair.

Among the crowd-pleasers are the cauliflower 65 and chicken 65 dishes made with Madras curry and mustard seeds that pair perfectly with a cocktail. For the new weekend brunch menu, Bar Goa offers popular South Indian dishes such as Gunpowder Dosa, a crispy rice and lentil crepe served with turmeric potato mash, Mangalorean sambhar, tomato and peanut chutney. Or try ghee roast aloo chaat featuring potatoes, mint, tamarind chutney, yogurt, and pomegranate, or the Kanda POA made with flat turmeric rice, Ratlami Sev, red onion masala and sambhar.

Pair your meal with the Global Nomad, a spicy drink made with chipotle pepper-infused tequila, mango brandy, house-made kokum, mint, and ginger syrup.

But chef Shetty’s culinary journey doesn’t stop there. With each dish, he invites diners to embark on a sensory adventure. From seafood dishes that Goa is known for to the fiery spices of Andhra Pradesh and the subtle aromas of Kerala, every bite tells a story of tradition, innovation, and passion.

Whether you’re a seasoned food enthusiast or an adventurous diner looking to explore new flavors, Bar Goa’s new menu curated by chef Shetty promises an unforgettable dining experience that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Join us at Bar Goa in River North as we celebrate the rich culinary heritage of Goa and South India with an a la carte menu and seasonal four-course Chef’s Tasting Menu starting at $65 per person.

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