Richard II from Chef Ashlee Aubin at Salero
Chef Ashlee Aubin
Richard II

Richard II : The Cuisine
Shakespeare’s Richard II questions the divine right of kings and is marked by turbulent politics resulting in Richard’s ultimate fall from power. Using this as inspiration, Chef Ashlee Aubin offers truffled soft scrambled eggs, red roasted beets and a crown of potato.

Chef Ashlee AubinChef Ashlee Aubin
Chef Ashlee Aubin, a Michigan native, has been cooking in Chicago for the last eight years. His first position in Chicago was at the Lakeview neighborhood restaurant Home Bistro. After a year immersing himself in the Chicago food scene he joined the culinary team at Zealous in River North. Ashlee worked his way up to sous chef and stayed with the restaurant for four years. A chance opportunity to join Chef Grant Achatz at Alinea provided Ashlee with his most formative culinary experience yet. After a year at Alinea, as a Chef de Partie, Ashlee took the chance to move on to open WOOD Restaurant in Lakeview. Wood received wide acclaim and was honored to receive Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand award both eligible years. Now, Ashlee is extremely excited to bring a new side of Spanish dining to the West Loop. Salero’s menu represents his strong belief that using only the freshest, most locally available ingredients not only produces better tasting meals, but also builds a sense of collective community and responsibility. Chef Aubin fosters the education and development of Illinois's future culinary tastemakers by supporting the work of organizations such as the Spence Farm Foundation and Ground Up Chicago.

About Salero
From the creative culinary minds that brought WOOD to Lakeview, Chicago welcomes Salero to Restaurant Row. Salero’s Executive Chef/Partner Ashlee Aubin is lauded by the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel as “a force to be reckoned with in Chicago.” Located in the heart of the West Loop on bustling Randolph Street, Salero is close to McCormick Place and major hotels. Salero offers an upscale, yet casual dining experience devoting its concept to the flavors of Spain, specifically the Basque region. The beverage program boasts an extensive list of Spanish wines, an unparalleled sherry list and a craft cocktail program that features innovative and unique Spanish gin and tonics, sangrias and a variety of others.