I have a good feeling about 2012. Most people I know would ask me to quantify my feeling. I will do so by saying I’m more than 75% sure the world is not going to end on the Mayan calendar, leaving 25% probability that it could occur. Being realist I’m certain there’s so much more we need to learn before things come … Read More
2 Cents about Chicago Restaurant Week
I’m better late than never. I had an opportunity to participate in Chicago’s Restaurant Week, incidentally was more than a week. I enjoy Restaurant Week my first exposure ever was in NYC. I got to dine at restaurants that I would not normally have tried. My reasoning is probably because of atmosphere – too uppity, reputation, and perceived value. There … Read More
I had a Dream of Halibut
My friend, artist, Alphonse vanWoerkom, emailed me the other day with this delicious recipe he had a dream about: It was true, I dreamed this recipe and decided to make it the next day. My friend Anton, he of the silver tongue, called me the” Martin Luther King of the kitchen”, due to the fact that “I had a dream”. … Read More
What’s Your Last Supper?
Let’s just imagine you know you’re going die and you could have any meal in the world what would that be? This was the most interesting dinner conversation I’ve had in a long time. I was at the Publican. John started it when I asked him what his favorite daily eats is. He replied that would be impossible to answer … Read More
I had a lovely afternoon late lunch at the Bistro 110. Nice French cuisine. For something very traditionally French I tried the Cod and potato like a Brandade de Morue, or a cod mousse. It was delicious but as I am quickly learning Chicago restaurants use a lot of salt. I am not sure why there is a need for … Read More
Let Her Eat Chocolate Cake!
I went to Market Café for the first time. I read about the quality of food from this Hell’s Kitchen eatery. I also heard about the service. Despite the pros and cons I wanted to experience this for myself, this is my neighborhood after all. First Market Café is all about the food and the food is awesome. I had … Read More