It has been SUCH a great week! On Tuesday I went to Chicago for the Clementine Daily private dinner event… and can I just say I LOVE that city? Whenever I travel, I tend to eat my way through the city and this trip was no exception. Thanks to loads of local friends, I hit up some top spots: Avec, Longman & Eagle, Publican Quality Meats, and Frontera Grill, to name a few. Here are a few of my favorite snaps from my great trip to Chicago. I think I might just have to head back soon!
Special thanks to Hayneedle for sponsoring our event!
After much confusion, I finally figured out how to get to the lake from my hotel without playing Frogger across 9 lanes of traffic! I was so surprised by how blue the water is. I might have dipped my toes in, too…
I was lucky enough to stay in the PUBLIC hotel. What is it about all white rooms that make you feel so luxurious?
These are the mini sopes from Frontera Grill. They were absolutely perfect for my fresh-off-the-plane snack!
Also from Frontera, peach handpie with lemon verbena icecream… need I say more?
The entire time I was in Chicago, people kept mentioning that I had to go to Avec. I decided to go for an afternoon snack and I am so pleased with that decision! This was truly one of the best meals of my life. I had chorizo-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, brandade with garlic toast, and the focaccia with tallegio and truffle oil that you see here. This dish was absolute salty perfection and smelled incredible. If you go to one spot in Chicago, this is it!