42 grams is the newly-opened brick and mortar version of Sous Rising. As soon as they announced when they would be opening, I worked in a trip to Chicago so I could see the new place. I did not plan it to be their very first meal in the new establishment, but given the weather happenings of that past week and other things, I was part of the first eight to dine at the new restaurant. They plan for two seatings, and I had signed up for the later one at 8:30, which is the one they ended up having anyway.
The restaurant is actually just downstairs from where they used to serve. The opening configuration looks very nice – homey and welcoming. In addition to a large dining table, there is a counter for the second seating overlooking the kitchen area.
As tradition goes, the centerpiece provides the opening crispy snacks. At the counter, each pair of seats had a presentation. The snacks included Vidalia onion paper, flax seed puffed chip dusted with kale and togarashi, and salmon skin fried and dusted with potato powder (like fish and chips).
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