Posts tagged "fish"

Peche New Orleans

Peche New Orleans
When you win two James Beard awards a month prior to my visit, your restaurant is definitely going to be on my radar. Peche was named both Best New Restaurant of 2013 and their chef, Ryan Prewitt was awarded Best Chef: South. Peche’s menu was very similar to many restaurants in Chicago featuring shared “small... Read more »

Borgne New Orleans

Borgne New Orleans
Before leaving for New Orleans I was sure to stalk as many menus as I possibly could, talk to everyone I know who’s ever been there, and brush up on the last season of Top Chef in order to stake out reservations at the best places. Going down for a wedding limited us to two... Read more »

Meals Made Easy: Blue Apron

Meals Made Easy: Blue Apron
Meal Service Name: Blue Apron Description: Originally worn by apprentice chefs in France, the Blue Apron has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. Complete meals with 500-700 calories per serving, take on average 35 minutes to prepare, ingredients are pre-portioned to save time and reduce waste, and easy to follow beautifully printed recipe... Read more »
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Roys Chicago Tasting Experience

As me and my sister, (my guest for the evening), entered the restaurant we were ushered to specific seats and even had a customized menu with my name on it. Passed appetizers included several different kinds of sushi rolls and coconut shrimp. My favorite roll was a California maki with lobster. Lobster is definitely on my top list of favorite foods and the roll was even served with eel sauce, which all my friends know I ALWAYS order on the side with sushi. 
After everyone had arrived and settled into their spots we were served the first course, which might have been my favorite because it included…yes you guessed it, lobster! Maine lobster dim sum to be exact. The lobster dim sum came in a wonton like wrapping (probably boiled, not fried) with a white truffle emulsion and a lobster cream sauce. I recently bought black truffle oil at Whole Foods and I must say I’ve been unable to stop myself from adding it to everything. So…you can imagine my ecstasy at learning truffle oil was integrated into at least one dish so far at Roys!
Recently I had the opportunity to enjoy a four-course meal at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant in the Gold Coast neighborhood on the house! I’ve always wanted to try Roy’s but never really had the chance until now! I actually couldn’t think of a better way of getting to know the menu other than a four... Read more »

Gourmet Mexican-Fish Tacos

the finished "fried" fish
For those of you who follow my blog you know that I have a small obsession with fish tacos.     Now that I’ve successfully tried almost every fish taco Chicago has to offer I decided to give it a whirl and try creating my own fishy masterpiece. First I created a delectable mango salsa and a... Read more »

Chicago's Best Fish Tacos

Maybe it’s the fact that Chicago is located no where near an Ocean, or it could be the fact that it’s decently cold here most of the year, or perhaps a lot of gastro pubs are looking for some diversity, BUT one thing is true: fish and shrimp tacos rule in Chicago.    Stephanie’s Shrimp... Read more »
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