Thursday, September 9, 2010
Chicago Eating Frenzy
Two appetizers from Cafe Spiaggia (which by the way changed thier resturant format; a bit dissapointing but they still served delicious food)
Roasted Sicilian almonds, chickpeas and fava beans. Duck rillette with balsamic onions and grilled ciabatta bread.
Two pastas from Vivere. Yes, there were two. I couldn't decide on one so the waiter brought me both.
Homemade pappardelle pasta with wild boar ragu. Homemade saffron infused taglietti pasta with braised rabbit, zucchini and ricotta salata.
My first Chicago style Italian beef sandwich from Portillo's.
I got it wet with hot peppers and no cheese. It was good but I like Philly style Italian beef much better.
Ham egg & cheese from The Billy Goat Tavern.
This place was hard to find but I'm so glad we did. Atmosphere alone was worth it.
Salad and pizza at La Madia.
Bresaola topped with argula, shaved fennel, sweet peppers and Parmesan cheese. Perfect in every way.
Posted by The Food Hunter at 5:45 PM