Owners Jennifer Eisen and Eloin Amador share their passion for food, family and style at House 406 in Northbrook. Lovingly named after the Eisen Family's Montana vacation home, the two owners feature locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, bringing their combined culinary talents to the North Shore as they showcase a farm-to-table dining experience.
House 406 is the third collaboration as a business partnership for the couple, who met in 2007 while working at Catering by Michaels where Amador ran the kitchen and Eisen was completing an internship for her degree from Kendall College. Shortly thereafter they started their own catering company, The Roots Catering and in 2012 they opened EL Mexican Restaurant in Glenview.
A Northbrook native, Eisen acts as general manager of House 406, having a hand in all pieces of the restaurant from creating the desserts to managing the business. A graduate of Kendall College, Eisen went on to work at Catering by Michael's where she met Amador. Working side-by-side the couple decided to launch their own catering company, The Roots Catering, in 2009 followed by their first restaurant, EL Mexican Restaurant, in Glenview. She gained much of her restaurant experience working closely with Top Chef winner and culinary legend Stephanie Izard. Eisen was on board from the beginning as Izard opened her renowned first restaurant, Girl & the Goat, as well as her second restaurant, Little Goat.
Amador grew up in Palmar Chico, Mexico, one of nine children, and began his cooking career at an early age. The self taught chef came to America at the age of sixteen and started off as a dishwasher but soon worked his way up and into the kitchens of such well recognized restaurants in Chicago as Gioco and Mantuano's. Amador manages and oversees the kitchen and all things food related at House 406, including approval of the locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Amador and Eisen do, however, collaborate on the menu, working together to bring Northbrook the best in farm-to-table dining.