BOLLYWOOD OLD FASHIONED
bourbon, amara, angostura bitters, chai spices
MANGO PICKLE'S GIN & TONIC
tulsi-infused gin, lime, curry bitters
black cardamom-infused gin, campari, sweet vermouth
small-batch tequila, feni, mango shrub, lime, chai spices, kashmiri chili
EAST OF MANHATTAN
craft rye, sweet vermouth, walnut bitters, saffron-cardamom tincture
rye, turmeric, ginger, grapefruit, lemon bitters
With the above regular selection, we have cocktail seasonals and daily special 'teetotaler' options that vary and a full bar program that leans on craft gins and whiskies, a curated wine collection, and all-American craft beer lineup to complement the food.
south india medium roast, french press
MADRAS AU LAIT
south india small estate, medium-dark roast, stovetop espresso, cardamom spiced
BOMBAY MASALA CHAI
family-recipe chai spice blend, organic black ctc tea, midwest source whole milk
house masala chai, saffron-cardamom syrup, bourbon
biodynamic small estate south indian tea, lighter
ELEPHANT CORRIDOR WHOLE LEAF BLACK & OOLONG
dark gems from a safe passage zone in northeast india, full bodied, stronger
KUMAON TULSI INFUSIONS
himalayan blend of warming tulsi & herbs, caffeine-free
farm-sourced, natural-grown, cooling lemongrass blend, caffeine-free
Chicago-native, chef-owner Marisa Paolillo, spent nearly a decade living in and traveling across India before moving back to Chicago and opening Mango Pickle, a modern bistro that expresses her explorations in the US and India and abiding interest in the rich culinary traditions from across the vast and diverse geo-cultural landscape of India.
Named after a most popular condiment of the sub continent, Mango Pickle gives its patrons a creative taste of contemporary India, where modernity and tradition coexist effortlessly in colorful (even seemingly odd) combinations of 'spice'. Interior fixtures at Mango Pickle were handpicked during some of the chef's travels around India - from erstwhile French colony, Pondicherry, on the Bay of Bengal, to ancient Varanasi, on the banks on the revered Ganges, and the bustling cosmopolitan melting pot of Bombay, on the Arabian Sea.
Mango Pickle's evolving menu is an ongoing expression of a chef's experiences with and impressions of popular and lesser known dishes from across India and substantially driven by local and seasonal availability of meats and produce. The food served is complemented by a gin and whisky bar, with an emphasis on seasonally-updated, Indian-inspired cocktails.
SEP 19, 2018 CHICAGO TRIBUNE
APRIL, 2018 CHICAGO MAGAZINE
oct 13, 2017 EATER chicago
JULY 21, 2017 TASTY TRADE
JUNE 2017 ABC NEWS "HUNGRY HOUND"