Well, gosh, no sooner does Fahrenheit/Spiaggia vet Pete Balodimas settle in at Evanston’s Quince, “executing an ambitious menu” and “unexpected juxtapositions,” as Kate recently put it, then he’s up and […]
The new Sky Full of Bacon vidcast profiles the august Iowa prosciutto makers
Fahrenheit’s Peter Balodimas takes over at Evanston’s Quince
There’s a whole mess of Chicago Beard nominations.
This week’s tastings and tours.
A handful of fine-dining institutions from the 70s, 80s, and 90s have served as major incubators of culinary talent–in fact many local hotshots have worked at several. More than that, though, these places are a testament to how long fine dining has been part of the fabric of the city. They’ve all won major awards and share a devotion to innovation, detail, and customer service (and they all charge accordingly). What follows is a selective map of influence.