After departing her position as Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Carrie Nahabedian returned to her native Chicago to open NAHA in 2000, which garnered her a James Beard Award and seven consecutive Michelin stars. Carrie opened Brindille in the spring of 2013 along with partner and cousin Michael; while NAHA serves to highlight her Armenian roots, Brindille's refined Parisian fare celebrates hers and Michael's favorite spots in Paris.


Restaurateur Michael Nahabedian, whose talent and style brought the likes of Green Dolphin Street and Café Absinthe to the forefront of Chicago dining, opened NAHA with his cousin, Chef Carrie Nahabedian, in 2000. After much success and acclaim there, the duo opened Brindille in 2013, with a menu and feeling that gives a nod to their favorite local spots in Paris.


Pastry chef Craig Harzewski, originally from Buffalo, New York, began his career working under an 83 year-old baker from Auburn, New York, where it was instilled in him the importance of classic technique and meticulous hands-on execution. This drive and attention to detail helped land Craig in some of the most noted kitchens in New York City, where he learned the French classics. Today, Craig heads the dessert and bread programs for Brindille and NAHA.