Volstead: Unconventional fine dining at its finest.

November 17, 2017

“You won’t find fried perch here”, said owner Dino Cocco with a smirk when Dig the Dunes sat down to chat with him this past week. “Volstead is not your traditional fare,” he elaborated, “what you find on the menu here, you won’t find at other restaurants in NWI.”

Located in a historic mansion in downtown Chesterton, Volstead touts it’s brussel sprouts with lemon, parmesan, roast garlic aioli as a customer favorite. They grind their own meat in house, brine their own olives, cure their own bacon and even make ginger beer for their moscow mules from scratch.

Why unconventional fine dining? As one reviewer on Facebook said, “this new restaurant is for those who appreciate creativity in cuisine…each dish is an explosion of flavor.” Their food is what you would find in a fine dining restaurant but with a creative twist. Even their cocktails are unique. The Jackie Chiles includes bourbon, espresso syrup and tabasco.

Jackie Chiles: bourbon, espresso syrup and tabasco

Volstead is currently open seven days a week, serving dinner all week, lunch on Fridays and a new brunch menu on the weekends that includes avocado toast, shrimp and grits and a giant pop tart.

Looking for something a little simpler? On Mondays Volstead has Burger Night. All burgers are $7 with fries. There is also a special menu that changes weekly, but can include mac & cheese and nachos…..or, you can always get the foie gras mousse with blackberry jam.

Volstead is located at 225 S. Calumet Road in downtown Chesterton. You can find more information here.



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