Meet Chef Anaya
Executive Chef Alfredo Anaya's passion for food emerged at an early age. He studied culinary arts at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Le Cordon Bleu program, where he learned to develop his own unique style and flair. Alfredo continued his career at exclusive restaurants and hotels including DoubleTree, Crowne Plaza, Harry Caray’s, and Levy Restaurants.
Over the years, Alfredo has learned from influential leaders of the restaurant industry, who have helped shape his style and depth of knowledge. Alfredo's culinary philosophy and passion reflect the growing trend towards a healthier and more down-to-earth lifestyle, and he works with neighboring farmers to seek out the finest in regional and local organic produce. Alfredo's preference is to allow the natural flavors of food to express themselves.
In addition to cooking, Alfredo is passionate about developing younger chefs, and helping them to discover their own talents in the same way that he was encouraged. Chef Alfredo believes wholeheartedly in staying active, continuously learning, and always having fun.
True to its name, CURRENT features a fresh, modern take on seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, with soulful, ingredient-driven dishes. Our restaurant and bar enjoys a reputation as one of downtown Chicago's most revered dining destinations, with its bold flavors and stunning views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. Guests savor carefully crafted dishes, along with an extensive beverage menu including innovative cocktails, a boutique wine list, wines on tap, and an array of local microbrews. Gaze out at Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan from the patio, and immerse yourself in the energy of downtown Chicago while indulging in seasonal Mediterranean bites and experiencing W's famous cocktail bar culture.
CUISINE | Seasonal, Mediterranean-inspired
ATMOSPHERE | Lake Michigan View - offering both indoor and patio seating
SETTING | Casual
LOCATION | Living Room Level of W Lakeshore - Chicago
HOURS | Monday - Thursday: 6 AM - 10 PM, Friday- Saturday: 6 AM - 11 PM, Sunday: 6 AM - 10 PM
PARKING | $14.00 up to 3 hours with validation
Once you and your guests enter CURRENT’s lively and inviting space, you'll be captivated by the restaurant's design details, inspired by our prime location situated between sprawling Lake Michigan and the stunning downtown Chicago skyline. With the use of cool tones and highly reflective polished chrome mixed with earthy stone and silver-washed wood, CURRENT invokes a modern and sophisticated restaurant vibe. Book your next special event to enjoy stunning views, delicious menus, and unparalleled service: LIngold@currentchicago.com.