More on Chicago

I came to Chicago because Jessica is working on her photography thesis.  I was happy to come along.  All the restaurants I chose was because you could make a reservation.  There are many that I wanted to try but I did not want to deal with waiting.  Like NYC, the new places do not take reservations.  I am not a fan because I really hate to wait and particularly when you travel I like to know what we are doing after a full day. 

The first night we went to The Savoy.  Cute restaurant with a bar atmosphere in the back which is where we sat.  They have tons of cocktails all with absinthe and it seems to be the thing to get there.  So we did.  This is called Isle of Man which is like a Manhattan.  Really not my thing so a few sips and I was done.

We split the tuna tartare with yuzu sauce and fried wontons.  Pretty good. 

Oysters came out next.  Took quite awhile go get these.  We were actually wondering if they had put in the order.

I had a maple mustard glazed salmon with root vegetables and brussel sprouts.  Quite good. 

Jessica has the pan seared halibut with black forbidden rice, shitake mushrooms. shishito peppers and a grilled tomatila salsa.  Also really good.  A great neighborhood place located in Wicker Park. 

We got up the next morning and walked over to the Museum of Contemporary Art.  This piece in front is fantastic by Martin Creed. I hope they keep it there permanently. 

There were a few installations.  This one is a piece by Jimmy Robert.  The type written words say Against Angst on a crumbled piece of paper.  An interesting exhibit.

Jess shooting
We went to a photography store and got a few things Jessica needed before going back for her shoot.  It is really great watching what she does.  Her whole thought process behind what she is trying to show and learn from is very cool.

That night we went to Piccolo Sogno Due for dinner.  Definitely an older persons crowd.  Jessica had to be the youngest in there by easily 20 years.  We split a few appetizers to start.  Crudo with grapefruit.  Nothing great.

Mare.  Seafood roasted in the wood oven with arugula salad and tomatoes.  Prawns, octopus, clams, mussels and calamari. 

I had a whole roasted turbot which they filleted for me.  Seriously buttery but since we had indulged in a bottle of the Sagrantino di Montefalco everything just tasted delicious.

Jess has the monkfish which was fine too.   

A little dessert and back to the hotel to bed. 

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Comments (Archived):

  1. CCjudy

    Looks like your daughter continues to shoot with non digital – does she print in darkroom?

    1. Gotham Gal

      She does. Old school

  2. Laura Yecies

    Highly recommend Tru if you get a chance – one of the best restaurant meals I ever had.

    1. Gotham Gal

      good to know

  3. pointsnfigures

    I love that MOTHERS exhibit too. I agree, keep it. It’s cool.