View RSS Feed

AngelWings8

First Blog Post: Let's make this a food dining blog!

Rate this Entry
Since there's a blog feature on this site, and I take tons of pictures of food when I eat out, I figured why not try my hand at making a food blog? This post will feature: Graham Elliot in Chicago, IL (http://www.grahamelliot.com/ge.php)

Review:
We had no problems making reservations for a Thursday by calling just a few days earlier. We were promptly seated even though we arrived early and decided on the Experience menu. Instead of getting wine pairings, we decided to order a few beers from their great beer list.

The food was so delicious...I really have no comments other than we really want to go back someday. The popcorn was the best I've ever had haha. All the dishes were great, but if I had to choose only one, I think my favorite would be the first wagyu tartare dish. An amazing start to an amazing meal. I was pretty full by the end, so next time I may just get the smaller tasting menu and add dishes on. Here's what the menu was when we went:

July 28th, 2011 Experience Menu:

popcorn
truffle butter + black pepper + parmesan fluff

consomme
compressed watermelon + mint leaf + jalapeno oil

wagyu tartare
asparagus salad + pommes frites + bearnaise yolk

deconstructed caesar
gem lettuce + brioche twinkie + white anchovy

corn bisque
spiny lobster + toasted coquito + vanilla marshmallow

sweetbread schnitzel
napa cabbage + pickled turnip + chanterelle ragout

canape
sauteed calamari + brussel kimchi + red curry

king salmon
blis roe + garlic scape + shaved fennel

alaskan halibut
leek brandade + house bacon + haricot vert

jidori chicken
dirty rice + country pate + fried okra

bison loin
baked bean + texas onion + pepper salsa

intermezzo
grape juice + purple essence + soda spritzer

wild strawberry
coriander arlette + fromage blanc + basil emulsion

flourless chocolate
root beer + port cherry + birch caramel


Click image for larger version. 

Name:	283999_10100807084138730_1900396_65647047_4331493_n.jpg 
Views:	167 
Size:	53.4 KB 
ID:	34642 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	283853_10100807084373260_1900396_65647051_5047672_n.jpg 
Views:	151 
Size:	59.0 KB 
ID:	34643 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	252018_10100807084478050_1900396_65647053_584485_n.jpg 
Views:	145 
Size:	54.4 KB 
ID:	34644 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	282081_10100807084692620_1900396_65647055_8330774_n.jpg 
Views:	146 
Size:	58.1 KB 
ID:	34645 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	281490_10100807085091820_1900396_65647061_789401_n.jpg 
Views:	146 
Size:	41.8 KB 
ID:	34646 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	216829_10100807085321360_1900396_65647064_972527_n.jpg 
Views:	145 
Size:	53.7 KB 
ID:	34647 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	284698_10100807085421160_1900396_65647066_1540774_n.jpg 
Views:	190 
Size:	57.0 KB 
ID:	34648 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	281473_10100807085610780_1900396_65647070_6843789_n.jpg 
Views:	143 
Size:	56.1 KB 
ID:	34649 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	283325_10100807085875250_1900396_65647075_4529136_n.jpg 
Views:	144 
Size:	50.8 KB 
ID:	34650 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	282587_10100807086159680_1900396_65647079_5898043_n.jpg 
Views:	144 
Size:	69.6 KB 
ID:	34651
(more pictures in next post...it won't let me add any more...)

Updated 08-03-2011 at 02:29 AM by AngelWings8

Tags: dining, food Add / Edit Tags
Categories
Personal Life

Comments

  1. Shlup's Avatar
    Oo, pretty foods. I'm tempted to increase the number of attachments allowed per blog post just for this... but now I want to eat all of these things.
  2. AngelWings8's Avatar
    It was so delicious...I'm already craving going back but that may cause me to go broke unfortunately