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4 Days in Chi-town Recommendations?

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#31 ScottyBoy

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

The Everest Room.

Left to right. Pea custard, almond soup, crab and a fennel cream with fennel gelee under.

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Chef sent out some risotto for me, tomato. This was perfectly done.

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Halibut with a corn-bonito sauce and fiddlehead ferns. Most perfectly cooked piece of halibut I've had.

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Lobster bisque

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Jumped into this before I took a picture. Seared foie, fried green tomato and lettuce

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The most tender veal I've ever had. When people say "fork tender" this is the pinacle. White corn, chard and chantarelles.

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Cheeeese, I don't remember each but the one is the back was an amazing terrine of blue with golden raisins.

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I had pointed at the Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 23 year on the list to the server and said "oh god I never see this, my absolute favorite" but I'll just stick with wine.

And the next "course" came out.

2 fingers....thank you.

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Pre dessert, mint gelee, vanilla custard and plum sorbet.

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Roasted peaches and corn ice cream.

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This was the "please god stop" moment but...

Liqueur soaked raspberry cake, cabernet sorbet.

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Then I think they were almond macaroon, green tea cake, almond tart, orange jelly, chocolate marshmallow, mint-white chocolate.

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This was the one dinner I thought I was going to explode afterwards!
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#32 heidih

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

Check out ScottyBoy's adventure at Alinea here

#33 oneidaone

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

What a wonderful post! Epic night and day for you!
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