HOURS OF OPERATION Tues. to Fri. 2pm-12am
Sat. 2pm-12am // Sun. 2pm-10pm
Created by Maison Bonhomme, Bonhomme Group’s concept and design studio, Mama Delia embraces an evolution in Spanish dining that showcases Executive Chef Marcos Campos’ favorite ingredients from Spain, his growing relationships with some of the country’s finest purveyors, and his passion for discovering new flavors and techniques from around the world and right here in Chicago.
Mama Delia provides Campos and Chef de Cuisine Antonio Capafons, both natives of Valencia, a vehicle to showcase the exquisite regional products of Spain with dishes that are ingredient-driven and nostalgic, in addition to hyper-seasonal offerings that demonstrate their ongoing evolution as individuals and chefs, cooking in Spain and Chicago with constantly changing flavors, compositions and techniques.
Inspired by the ‘colmados antiguos de barrio’ (old neighborhood grocery stores) of Spain, a Sherry Bar and Ultramarino welcome guests. An antique pharmacy (circa 1910) imported from Belgium — all original bookcases, glass cases and cabinets — finds new life inside Mama Delia displaying an abundance of rarely available small production wines and distinct gourmet goods from Spain. Further inside, Mama Delia’s elegantly appointed dining room — tailored with velvet, walnut and brass dining furniture, burgundy tweed banquettes, antique Persian Kirman rugs, and vintage brass and wrought iron chandeliers — provides a cozy ‘candlelit’ setting throughout.
Like the food, the cocktails aren’t afraid to utilize exotic ingredients and sometimes wander into savory territory.
At the heart of Mama Delia's wine program is a focus on natural wines. Every year, members of Bonhomme’s culinary and beverage teams travel to Spain and Portugal to visit old friends and discover new farms, vineyards and winemakers, striving to bring back that magical ‘sense of place’ to Chicago. In addition to the unconventional wine list and seasonal cocktail program, the beverage menu features more than 35 selections of sherry, imported beers from across Spain, no-proof cocktails, Mama Delia sangrias, and 20 wine-by-the-glass options.
PRIVATE DINING & EVENTS
Situated on the building’s top floor, Botánico is a stunning 2,500-square-foot dedicated private dining and event space with two distinct rooms. Decorated with Murano crystal wall lamps, gently worn Persian rugs, farmhouse dining tables, colorful large-scale paintings from local artists and lush tropical greenery, Botánico offers the signature exotic vibe and atmosphere for which Bonhomme Group is known.
“I feel that one of our greatest strengths as a team and as auteurs is our ability to constantly learn from — and find inspiration in — multiple cultures,” says Alonso. “At Mama Delia, we combine these individual and collective pursuits with folkloric Spanish traditions and culinary conventions to create a distinct aesthetic approach.”