Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Quick Restaurant Recap

I'm completely behind on blogging due to business in other areas of my life.  I still have to blog about a 4 day trip to Vancouver in July (go! Vancouver was amazing!).  And I have a ton of restaurants.  Since I didn't even take pictures at most of them I'll just give a rundown here.

Do not miss:  We recently dined at Balsan in the new Elysian Hotel and Stephanie Izard's Girl and the Goat. Both were absolutely fantastic meals that I cannot say enough about.  Girl and the Goat is a hard reservation to get so make one really far in advance.

Very good:  I've also been to Sunda, Sushi Samba Rio, Spring, and Naha that were delicious.  Unfortunately Spring is closing as of January 1.  Naha I only went for lunch so I can't wait to return for dinner at some point. 

Slight Disappointment:  Piccolo Sogno. I'd heard so many rave reviews about this place.  Reservations were hard to get.  Food was good.  But not overwhelmingly good.  I've had lots of better Italian around town.

In other exciting news, the Chicago Michelin Guide will be available November 18.  My new goal is to eat at every michelin-starred restaurant listed.  That should keep me busy for a while.