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Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark

In our fifth collaboration, Proxies teamed up with the wife-and-husband team behind two of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants: Michelin-starred Parachute and wherewithall.

A note from Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark

For us, Proxies are a very cutting-edge non-alc option. We love the complex tannic structure, the elegance they create in the glass, their pairing capabilities, and that they’re an inclusive alternative for those who choose not to drink.

In this collaboration, we wanted to emulate a sparkling rosé that would go well with Parachute’s and wherewithall’s cuisine. We were inspired by the flavor of omija, or magnolia berry, which literally translates into “five flavors” (sour, sweet, spicy, bitter, and salty), as well as the refreshing qualities of Asian pear. The texture from the bubbles in this sparkling rosé feels lively and exciting on the palate, mirroring the feeling of celebration and joy we wanted to express with this bottle.

A portion of the proceeds will go to The Abundance Setting to boost advocacy and resources for working mothers in the hospitality industry, allowing more women and families to thrive. Cheers to that!

Beverly and Johnny

About Amuse

Proxies and Parachute share a mutual love for balance and complexity—a fascination we poured into Proxies’ first-ever sparkling collab. 

Chef Beverly asked us to capture joy in a bottle; chef Johnny was focused on diversity of flavor, and the marriage of fruit, texture, acid and tannin. Together, we drew from the flavor mosaic of Korean cuisine to create an effervescent, celebratory blend that’s even better paired with friends and family.

Perfect Pairing

Amuse was created to match and enhance the balanced flavors at play in Korean cuisine—but we find the nuanced blend brings just about any dish to life. Delivering a delightfully fresh fruit profile with a tart, salty finish and textured fizz on the palate, Amuse is both a mood-setter and conversation starter, a crushable addition to any table.

Enjoy With: kimchi, crisp-fried scallion pancakes, tofu jjigae, and anything on the Parachute menu.

Behind The Collab

About Chefs Beverly & Johnny

Chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark are the wife-and-husband team behind two of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants: Michelin-starred Parachute and wherewithall.

Additionally, they share a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef, Great Lakes; a spot on Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants list; three beautiful children; and a passion for uplifting their diverse community. They take the concept of a family business to a whole new level.

They care as much about the people around them and the state of the industry as they do about what’s on the menu. While working to combat gender inequality, address anti-Asian violence and raise funds for Ukraine, they have launched a number of key charitable initiatives — including The Abundance Setting, to which a portion of proceeds from Amuse will be donated.

Weaving Beverly’s Korean heritage and Johnny’s Ukrainian roots with modern American cuisine, the duo is at the forefront of the Chicago food crew, always iterating and innovating. Blending Proxies together was a natural fit, and the proof is in the pour.

Club Release 2023.04

Proxies x Beverly Kim & Johnny Clark

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