So Gastrodamus and I may have gone overboard with the dessert sampler…
Michigan whitefish with horseradish crust with Dijon sauce. It lasted maybe 4 seconds on my plate before I scarfed it all down in my belly.
Our first Shaw’s experience, definitely not our last.
Hands down the best French bakery I’ve tried in Chicago: Vanille Patisserie. The “ambre” made me see the gates of heaven and the chocolate mousse made me question my nihilist agnosticism.
The grown up from Blue Door Farm Stand.
The unexpectedly glorious honey pie. I ordered this to be adventurous and it totally paid off, that blueberry compote is made of dreams.
Avocado biscuit from @bangbangpie
Pasta from Ceres’ Table. The swordfish was surprisingly subtle unlike my appetite.
Squash blossom stuffed with ricotta cheese and anchovies. Perfection and that’s saying a lot because me no likey anchovies.
The heavenly & decadent 33oz chef’s cut ribeye from Mastros. My favorite steak of all time… this was the 4th time I’ve had it. I hear with #5 you get a free heart attack.
My treat after a grueling workout. Get in my mouth now and make it all better.
Beets, heirloom tomatoes and delishousnessses. Yes. Courtesy of the Magpie in Richmond VA.
Simple side of fingerling potatoes with olive oil and garlic from Ceres Table.
Finally made it to Odd Duck for brunch and was greeted with this amazingness: that’s a croissant stuffed with cheese, ham and a runny egg. Yum.