to ed culleeney,
a great restaurant starts with great food.
an unforgettable dining experience,
depends on smooth operations, excellent table service and a friendly atmosphere.
as a partner with
'lettuce entertain you' for more than 20 years, ed ran the operations of the chinese
restaurant 'ben pao' in chicago.
he is familiar with chinese culture,
cuisine and restaurant management.
when ed met shawn li in 2005
they had a lot in common.
"harmonizing' their expertise led to 'their'
restaurant vision 'pl8.'
at pl8 every customer will enjoy
a new trend in contemporary asian cuisine
and the 'harmonization' of a great menu, great service and great value.
for shawn li,
it all starts with the food
and amazing things
you can do with food.
shawn's reputaiton began with his Bartlett restaurant in 2004, 'tl's four seasons.'
specializing in traditional chinese dishes
from the sichuan province of china
and classic food from the japanese kitchen,
he became known for great food.
At 'pl8' he translates
his knowledge of both chinese and japanese
cuisines into a contemporary style.
A "harmonization" of asian cuisine
made with the freshest of ingredients,
to be enjoyed in a beautiful room,
at a price to enjoy as well.