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When I started cooking i almost 30 years ago one of my primary goals, and still is, to fundamentally make people happy. Now as a chef/owner I see how important this is to keep our customers happy but also to engage in hospitality outside of the kitchen. One of my goals has always been to have the type of place where people come to dine because of the experience itself, not just the food and wine, but also warm service and a cozy and relaxed environment. Lately I have been thinking about how to extend the hospitality of Vera outside of the usual ways. So one of the things that occured to me was giving people the ability to ask whatever question they want, related to food or wine and I or my wife Elizabeth would do our best to answer you, no strings attached. I'm far from an expert on anything but have been cooking quite a long time and have learned quite a bit in that time. Elizabeth is also an award winning sommelier that also shares a passion for all things food and wine related. So if there is a question you have regarding food, cooking, recipes, whatever, feel free to shoot me an email and I will do my best to get you an answer within a day. Whether it's where to get that hard to find ingredient or how to make paella or what wine to drink with barbecue, all you have to do is ask. If you have any questions about our menu or want recipes don't hesitate to drop me a line.

Mark Mendez   mark@verachicago.com