Chef Julius’s Tale of Two Chefs The Pop Up Holiday Bash Edition

December 11, 2017



Chef Julius serves as owner of A Tale of Two Chefs, Executive Chef for KeHE Distributors, MSS Distribution and TV Host on the Big Ten Network. He is the consulting chef and partner with Nature Isle Tropical Gourmet. In association with the Chilean Consulate & ProChile, he is the Culinary Ambassador to the country of Chile.  Chef Julius also serves as the Culinary Instructor the Common Ground Foundation. He is also a contributing writer to UPTOWN Magazine. He has been featured on prominent food and wine blogs including, Snooth, Eater-Chicago,, and


Over the past decade Chef Julius has continued his culinary training stateside at the New Orleans School of Cooking and in Paris with Princess Marie Blanche de Broglie at La Cuisine Marie Blanche and Patrick Terrien at Le Cordon Bleu Academie d’Art Culinaire de Paris.


Not familiar with Chef Julius and his infamous pop ups?  Where on earth have you been?!  No worries  I am here to share with you my recent experience at The SOLD OUT Pop Up Holiday Bash which happened to be their 22nd one!  Held at a new venue located at 8A5E (BASE) – 1200 W. 35th Street  an edgy loft space welcomed guests with smooth tunes and wine to sip on as we caught up with many of the guests because many of the attendees are regulars to Chef Julius’s pop ups!  Buckle up and get comfortable and I hope you are hungry because you will leave this article FULL or starving! This was as usual a FABULOUS evening of food, wine and fellowship!





Island Ceviche with Fried Plantain Chips


Goat Cheese Fig & Heirloom Tomato Crostini with Truffle Honey



Lamb Lollipops with Duck Confit Demi & Charred Scallions


Cauliflower with Mornay, Crushed Lavender, Duck Bacon & Seared Scallop


Fresh Thyme Crepe with Hot Smoked Salmon with Chicken Chorizo Cream & Pico de Gallo


48hr Cooked Maple & Coffee Rubbed Beef Short Rib with Herb De Provence Braised Country Greens and Cabbage, Finished with Bourbon Balsamic Vinegar


Salted Caramel Pear Upside Down Cake with Cassis Whipped Cream & Shaved Mexican Chocolate


Chef Julius has been featured on The View, The Chicago Tribune, BET Networks, WGN, ABC, NBC, N’Digo, MetroMix, Red Eye, NBC’s iVillage “In the Loop”, Evanston Now, UPTOWN Magazine, TimeOut Magazine and Chicago Sun-Times. A Tale of Two Chefs was recently voted “Best Caterer” 2012 for UPTOWN Magazine’s “Best Of Issue”.

To be in the know for the next one which should take place in Spring 2018 go here !





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1 Comment

  • Reply Denise December 11, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Such a myriad of Chi-town experiences!!
    Cultural! Food! You name it! You are ready to share and expose us!! Keep it going! Thank you!!

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