Tag: umami

5th Annual Chefs on the Grill

Mark Pollard, EPIC: A skewer of tuna, watermelon, pork belly with black eyed pea relish. I managed to fit the whole little skewer into my mouth in one bite and I thought I could taste heaven.
Yesterday I had the chance to attend Chicago’s 5th Annual Chefs on the Grill competition in Millennium Park. 12 different restaurants and chefs came together at Millennium Park Grill to square off for the chance to be crowned king of the grill! I made it my mission to leave no tasty grilled bite behind, yes... Read more »

Chicago's Bacon Takedown

This past Sunday I attended my first ever Bacon Takedown sponsored by Hormel Black Label Bacon. Some of you may remember my old blog banner featured bacon. Alas with a smaller banner some of you may not know my bacon obsession.
I LOVE BACON I attended Chicago’s Bacon Takedown this past Sunday where I was selected as a judge! The full list of contestants and their dishes are below: Dawn Greer – Bacon Toffee Lollipops Jon Chiou & Cait Fergus – Bacon Pierogis Molliann & Kelly (Sweet Moses Baked Goods)– “Milk & Cookies” Bacon Chocolate Chip... Read more »

Zest Restaurant-Intercontinental Hotel

Open-faced Short Rib Ravioli  with celeriac, carrot and parsnip, $19
A few weeks ago I had the most amazing opportunity to taste Zest‘s new menu and interview Chef Kurt Mittelberger. Zest is the Intercontinental Hotel’s delicious restaurant located at 505 N. Michigan Avenue. I also had the chance to sample some outstanding wine, chocolate, and cheese from their bar downstairs called Eno. I have a... Read more »