mk The Restaurant and Olives from Spain

Chef Michael Kornick
mk The Restaurant
Chef Michael Kornick of mk The Restaurant, Chicago hosted an elegant lunch in partnership with Olives from Spain. With this new partnership in effect, we were treated to a full tasting menu with each dish created with flavor combinations with olives in mind. With so many ways olives can be prepared, we had a wonderful afternoon putting our taste buds to the test.

 The hors d'oeuvres consisted of marinated olives with toasted and orange, marinated olives with dry chilis and lemon peel, and spanish black olive tapenade.

Spanish black olive tapenade

The first dish we were treated to below, a salad of shrimp & orange scented manzanilla olives- this was such a light citrus infused dish.

Below is a picture of the featured salad of spanish black olive, blue cheese & scallion dressing with watercress and cherry tomatoes.

For the main dish, chef prepared paillard of chicken, Spanish gordal olive relish, with arugula, tomatoes & vidalia onions.

Beautiful display - Olives from Spain

Kelly and Chef Michael Kornick of mk

Chef Michael Kornick will be treating guests to Olives from Spain until the year’s end on his menu. Be sure to check out these tasty delights and the wonderful creations at mk, The Restaurant.

Recipes cards from our afternoon lunch created by Michael Kornick can be found at