Appearances are deceiving. These veggie cakes on collard greens and mushrooms from Evanston’s Fishmarket was mighty tasty.
Chicken liver pate topped with rhubarb mostarda, red onions & mint served with crostini from Avec.
The home made sausage at The Magpie in Richmond VA.
Farro “tabbouleh” from avec.
Pears, scallops with crispy pancetta at The Magpie in Richmond VA.
The dessert in Richmond, VA’s The Magpie features a chocolate & bone marrow milkshake you get to dip your fries in. Oh my heaven.
The obligatory yet always delicious bacon wrapped chorizo stuffed dates sitting upon tangy roasted red pepper tomato sauce from Avec.
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.
The grown up from Blue Door Farm Stand.
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 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